Founded in the late 1700s in Germany by Dr Samuel Hahnemann Homeopathic medicine, is a medical philosophy and practice founded on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. It views symptoms of illness as normal responses of the body as it attempts to regain health. Its intent is to strengthen the human body in a natural way, in order to relieve health disorders.
Based on the idea that “like cures like”, Homeopathy believes that a substance which causes a symptom in a healthy person, when given to a sick person in a homeopathic dose can enhance the body’s normal healing and self-regulatory processes. Suitable for use in all age groups, it provides excellent side-effect free treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic diseases.
In Homeopathy the individual is viewed as a functional entity composed of three parts – physical (body), emotional (feeling) and mental (cognition) elements. Combined these elements speak to the uniqueness of every individual and each illness within them. Therefore, each Homeopathic treatment is unique and tailored to each patient.
Homeopathy has been incorporated into the daily practice of many different types of health workers, from medical doctors through to dentists, vets (for our furry friends), pharmacists, podiatrists, osteopaths, nurses and midwives because of its effectiveness in treatment of a wide range of conditions. See The Faculty of Homeopathy for research evidence of the effectiveness of Homeopathy as a treatment protocol.
What conditions does Homeopathy treat?
A wide range of illnesses can be treated using Homeopathy and it can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. It rarely triggers side effects so is safe for people of all ages.
Homeopathy is most often used within treatment for chronic conditions that have not responded to conventional medical treatment, such as eczema, arthritis, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic rhinitis, multiple sclerosis, migraine, hay fever and anxiety to name a few. However, it can also be useful in treatment of acute conditions too. For more information check out A-Z of conditions from The British Homeopathic Association.
How does Homeopathy work?
Before your consultation you will be asked to complete and return an information sheet which asks questions about you, your lifestyle and health status, to inform the consultation with Dr Stavy.
During the consultation Dr Stavy spends time with you to build a picture of your medical history, general health, sleep, eating habits, emotional history, relationships with family and friends and likes and dislikes and your symptom experiences. Taking all this information into account she is able to build a picture of your physical, emotional and mental elements that make you unique and identify the right remedy to prescribe.
The remedy is given in a small amount – two to three pilules, or sometimes in gel, liquid or cream format – aimed at starting the body’s healing process. Through follow-up appointments Dr Stavy assesses your progress and if required will make adjustments to the remedy.
Dr Stavy consults both in person and via Skype, so wherever you are in the world treatment is possible.
Is homeopathy for you?
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