Homeopathic medicine is sourced from the distilled energy of plants and minerals which can re-balance your own energy when aligned to your symptoms and preferences. This particular consultation seeks your uniqueness.
The philosophy is that "Like cures like" (Hahnemann 1755-1843) which sets a precedence for a delicate insight into both psyche and body. For example, Arnica can limit bruising not only of the body but also the shock of having an accident and wanting to be left alone. It can also be rubbed on the body.
Homeopathy is over 200 years old dating back to Hippocrates 500BC. It is based on a Law of Similars where, “What a substance can cause, it can also cure.” It is highly diluted. Homeopathy needs an accurate selection of a remedy.
What is it? Each remedy is exceptionally diluted and potenized from substances tested on healthy people to observe their responses. These are then used on unhealthy people to elicit a healthy response. Homeopathy is so diluted that usually, only the living energy of a substance remains, but it has a profound effect on the person’s own energy force; it balances it.
The energy in the remedy will activate your own healing power and your body will respond in its own unique way. It can unblock, correct or reconnect a faulty healing process.
What’s my match?
Each person needs a thorough patient history and knowledge of their likes and dislikes, including their mental and emotional preferences to describe the whole person, for a diagnostic remedy match.
It is the whole person including health the remedy is targeting to harmonize.
There are no side effects from Homeopathy, nor is it addictive.
However, your Homeopath must discern and prescribe the matching remedy for it to work. If an incorrect match is made, the remedy will provoke some unexpected effects. However, there are antidotes to each remedy.
Nevertheless, most remedies I prescribe are of a moderate potency and are not extremely potenized for a Miasmic change. Most remedies are one dose and we let nature take its course and observe the results. This can take several weeks.
How do I take it?
You will be directed to take a certain number of drops in water. The Homeopathic medicine does require one thing though… no food or drink, except water, 20 minutes before and 20 minutes after taking it.
These substances in particular are renown for voiding the effect; Camphor, Vicks Vapour Rub, Eucalyptus, Menthol, Mint, Coffee, toothpaste, cigarettes, any strong smelling or tasting substance.
How do I store it?
If you are given a remedy to takeaway, keep it away from microwaves particularly mobile phones and computers, even the fridge is not a good place to store your Remedy. Store it in a cool, dark place, and give it some energy shakes to reinvigorate it (your practitioner will demonstrate this for you).
Why use it?
Overall, this method of healing can be very effective. It is of particular use in difficult to heal conditions after many exasperated previous medication failures. It does not require a person to believe in it, to work. It seems to know what to do.
Both Bach and Australian Bush Flower Essences are similar in modality but address mainly the emotional issues often associated with illnesses. For example Oak can support an over-worker who tends to struggle on exhausted, and often out of duty, but is neglecting their own needs.
Mineral Tissue Salts.
There are also Mineral Tissue Salts which contain a little more substance than homeopathic but work on a principle of stimulating the body to receive certain minerals for effective absorption. The identification of which Mineral Salt is needed is often included in the Initial Consultation. An example is Silica with longitudinal lines on the nails and connective tissue conditions such as Arthritis.