What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural and holistic system of medicine which treats the patient physically, emotionally and mentally by stimulating the body’s own ability and vitality to heal itself. Homeopaths believe that there is a strong connection between our life style, emotions and physical wellbeing. Just to give a few simple examples: after a busy and stressful day we may experience a headache; when we are anxious before an exam or job interview we may have diarrhea or stomachache; when we are sad we have tears running from our eyes etc. Study shows that grief greatly increases our chance for a heart attack (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7132167.stm)
Homeopathy was established in the 18th by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor who was trying to reduce the harsh side effects of conventional medicine that were used at his time. He discovered that the smaller amount of medicine was given to a patient the more effective the medicine was. Through his research he also found that a substance can cause symptoms in a healthy person can cure a sick person with similar or same symptoms. This became the basic principle of homeopathy, called “like cures like”. For example drinking too much coffee can cause restlessness and sleeplessness but when coffee is used in a homeopathic form – Coffea – it can cure insomnia. Or when we chop an onion we often start having tears or start sneezing but onion can be very well used in a homeopathic form - Allium Cepa - for the treatment of common cold or hay fever.
How homeopathic remedies are made:
Homeopathic remedies are mostly made of 100% natural substances such as plants, minerals, gases and animals which go through a sophisticated dilation process, followed by vigorous shaking and are given in pill or tablet form. The smaller the amount of the original substance the remedy is made of the deeper it affects the patient. This is the principle of "minimum dose" in homeopathy.
The remedies work very gently and are free from side effects. Therefore homeopathic treatment is recommended and safe for all ages, including babies, pregnant women and the elderly.
The remedy your homeopath choses for you will be based on your individual symptoms - especially the ones that are peculiar and therefore make you unique. Yours and your family's medical history and your current energy level will also be taken into account to find you the best matching remedy. This is what makes homeopathic treatment different from traditional medicine. When you suffer from a cold, you may be irritable, restless with watery eyes and sneezing and feeling thirsty for cold drinks. Another person may experience the same cold being sad, lethargic with a chesty cough craving butter and so on...Each person will receive different treatment according to their personal symptoms whilst if you go to a pharmacy, all of these people will be offered the same medicine which will work for some but won't be much help to others.
Did you know?
Homeopathy is now being used approximately by over 200 million people in the world out of which there are 100 million EU citizens and 6 million is living in the UK. In Britain the homeopathic market is growing at around 20% per year.
You may well know that many famous people use homeopathy to keep up there wellbeing such as Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Usain Bolt, David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Cindy Crawford, Hilary and Bill Clinton and Prince Charles - just to name a few.
What Conditions Can it Help?
Conditions homeopathy can help you with:
skin condition (acne, eczema, psoriasis)
hormonal and pregnancy related health problems
hyperactivity or delayed development in children etc.
What Benefits can be Expected?
Homeopathic treatment can be a great support in our busy day to day life. Along with improving our overall health and specific conditions it offers a safe environment to do some introspection and be part of our healing process. We can discover how amazing and powerful our own vitality can be, especially when it is supported with some homeopathic remedies/nutrition advice.
To learn more about homeopathic treatmentt, visit homeopathy-soh.org
"I was seeing Orsi with menopausal symptoms. I was suffering from really bad hot flushes and mood swings and I was looking for something natural as I am against medical hormonal treatment. The remedies I was given, gave me relief in a very short period of time. My hot flushes disappeared and so the mood swings. Orsi was always very attentive, kind and professional. I highly recommend her to anyone in need"
"I was suffering from insomnia, nightmares and depression when I came across homeopathy. The remedies had a great and prompt effect on my mood and my sleep. But it was not only those little pills Orsi prescribed. I felt I was listened to and it felt like I was talking to a good friend throughout the sessions. I was seeing Orsi for about six month and the end of that period I could sleep through the night without having bad dreams and I definitely feel happier."