Homeopathy is a successful form of therapy currently being used by increasing numbers of people all over the world.
It aims at improving the state of health by stimulating self-regulation in a gentle, permanent and effective way.
It is based on the principle that like cures like – the law of similar. This means that every substance that is capable of producing symptoms in a patient is also capable of making them disappear when given in highly diluted potentised doses.
For this reason one of the fundamental homeopathy characteristics is the individual approach to the patient in that the treatment prescribed is adjusted for each patient. Each person has his “ own” flu, “own” angina or “own” eczema, which means that it is the development of the particular symptoms of the disease presented that influence the doctor’s selection of a specific medicine.
Although the father of medicine, Hippocrates, was aware of the law of similars 2500 years ago, it was really developed into a healing science about 200 years ago by the German doctor Samuel Hahneman who noticed that substances taken in high doses provoked certain symptoms, but when taken diluted and shaken, they made them go away. This is the principle of similars on which the homeopathic method is based. “Like cures like”.
Homeopathic medicines are made in specialized laboratories under rigorous quality control and are dispensed in pharmacies. They are made from natural substances subjected to a specific process of dilution and dynamisation. Globules and granules are then impregnated to make up the most common form of administration, although other forms of homeopathic medicine are found such as drops and injectable preparations.
Homeopathic medicines are completely safe, have no secondary effects and are well tolerated by the organism.
Because it acts by strengthening the natural defenses of the organism, homeopathy is indicated for all ages, although it is especially appropriate for children and pregnant women because of its lack of toxicity.
Homeopathy has a double objective:
- The prevention of illness – influenza, colds, seasonal allergies, recurrent earache and bronchitis, migraine, acne, anxiety …
- The treatment of chronic illness –bronchial asthma, eczema, rheumatism, gynaecological disorders and menopause, stress and anxiety and the treatment of acute illnesses – tonsillitis, sinusitis, gastroenteritis, urticaria or hives and gynaecological problems.