Homeopathy is a complete system of natural, safe, gentle and effective medicine. It has been in use across the world for over 200 years and every year millions of people are helped by homeopathy. Patients are treated as a whole person and seen as complex individuals, with very specific needs, which go beyond just the physical symptoms they are experiencing. Every homeopathic prescription is specially tailored to match the unique combination of physical and emotional symptoms expressed by the patient. Homeopathy is a truly patient-centred medicine.
Some medical approaches focus mainly on the symptoms the patient experiences and, although this can bring temporary relief, the symptoms often return once the treatment is stopped. By contrast, a homeopath will see symptoms as the result of an underlying cause and, during the consultation, will try to identify and understand the cause and stop the symptoms from coming back again.
For example, if you suffer from recurring headaches, a painkiller will probably help your current headache, but it won’t stop the next headache from coming. Please note, frequently recurring headaches where the pain is severe, or accompanied by dizziness, do need to be checked out for underlying physical causes, so contact your GP in the first instance. However, most headaches are not the result of a serious underlying cause and, in the UK, 10 million people suffer from headaches each year. A homeopath will try to find out why you keep getting headaches and will ask you for very specific information, such as: