Welcome to the Mind Body Spirit Group Homeopathy Community.
History of Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a very old therapy. It was first described in Greece by Hippocrates 2,500 years ago. Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. brought it into the modern era.
What is Homeopathy
Homeopathy, from the Greek means "similar suffering" meaning treating "like with like".
The Homeopathic "Law of Similars" means that a substance taken in large doses can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure those symptoms in a sick person by taking it in minute doses. For example a person who suffers from hay fever with the symptoms including running, itchy eyes, might be given the remedy (medicine) Allium Cepa which is prepared from an onion because if a healthy person chops an onion they usually experience watering eyes and irritation.
The Homeopathic "Law of Minimum Dose" means using as small amount of the remedy as possible in order to stimulate the body's own healing mechanism.
Taking the Medicines
They are sensitive; store in a cool, dark place away from strong odours. Avoid touching them to prevent contamination. Usually come in the form of small sugar pills, pillules or liquids. Wait half and hour after eating or drinking before taking the tablets. Avoid coffee and mint (including toothpaste) during the course of tablets.
Seeing a Homeopath
In the UK, any reputable homeopath will be registered with one of the recognised professional homeopathic bodies. These are:
Alliance of Registered Homeopaths, The British Homeopathic Association, The Society of Homeopaths.
Bring details of any medication you are taking to your appointment. The homeopath will ask questions about the condition you have come to see them about and other questions to gain a full background and holistic picture of you (holistic meaning the whole). Following the consultation, remedies will be dispensed and a follow up appointment will be booked.