understanding the pillars of our philosophy
Homeopathy is a safe and natural way to bring the body back into balance. It is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world, successful in treating a wide range of conditions by looking at the whole person and their individual symptoms and traits. It works on an energetic level to stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal.
Homeopathy is based on the principle that ‘like treats like’. Illnesses are treated with a *medicine that could produce similar symptoms. For example, onion can cause streaming eyes and nose, if these symptoms are present in a cold then the homoeopath may prescribe the remedy Allium cepa made from an onion. *Any active ingredients are prescribed in a diluted form, avoiding toxicity and making homoeopathic remedies very safe in their interactions with other medications and suitable for use by pregnant women and children.
Homeopaths take a detailed patient history, matching any symptoms to a specific homoeopathic remedy, before prescribing tablets to treat the condition. By matching the remedy not just to the symptoms, but to the whole person, these natural remedies can improve your health on every level.
Homeopathy was founded by Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) who, whilst translating medical texts, developed the law of similars – that a substance that causes certain symptoms in a healthy individual can be used to cure those specific symptoms occurring in disease.
With a background in chemistry and practising medicine, he became unhappy with the dangers and side effects of current medical treatments. This led him to test his theory on himself and a group of volunteers by testing over 100 substances at increasing dilutions and recording the effects. Not only did he find that the toxicity and side effects were reduced, but that the substance actually increased in strength as it was diluted.
Highly diluted substances have been shown to exert an effect in many reproducible studies. Bacteria react to ultra-diluted chemicals and white blood cells react to ultra-diluted histamine (click here to read further about the scientific evidence).
There are positive results from randomised clinical trials for the homoeopathic treatment of: allergies, upper respiratory tract infections, influenza, diarrhoea, rheumatic disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sinusitis, vertigo and seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
Over 70% of patients treated at Bristol and London homoeopathic hospitals reported positive health changes at follow up, after homoeopathic treatment for chronic medical complaints. There is far more case-based and reported evidence from homoeopaths and their patients.
Jess herself is a trained homoeopath who has seen the results of homoeopathy with her patients for herself. After completing three years of training at the Lakeland College of Homeopathy, she has integrated homoeopathic remedies into her larger, integrative medicine approach to treating patients, where she strives to find the best possible patient outcomes, using tools that include homoeopathy, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, functional medicine and more. She is a registered member of the Alliance of Homeopaths. For more information on Homeopathy visit findahomeopath.org.