Stimulating the body's healing response
How Homeopathy works
Homeopathy developed out of a need for a gentle, effective method of treatment and it is still used today for the same reasons. Our Classical Homeopathic approach is focused on treating individuals for a wide range of everyday complaints.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the 1800’s. Hahnemann was a medically trained physician who was somewhat disillusioned with certain medical practices of his time. He came across a theory, in a medical text he was translating from German, which he didn’t understand and resulted in him conducting an experiment. The results of that experiment set him on a path of inquiry, which resulted in what he called the Law of Similars. This law is the basis of the science of Homeopathy.
A fairly simple example, which many people relate to is to consider what happens when a honeybee stings you; a rosy coloured swelling with stinging pain is quite characteristic. A remedy (the term frequently given to Homeopathic medicines) made from honeybee (Apis Mellifica) can be used to stimulate a healing response by the immune system and the discomfort subsides and homeostasis is restored quickly. This is only a brief, rather incomplete, example but it helps illustrate that something that causes a symptom picture is able to be used to alleviate the same symptom picture (in this case swelling and stinging pain).
What's the difference between Homeopathy and Naturopathy?
Homeopathy is often confused with Naturopathy but they are quite separate approaches on the healthcare spectrum. Homeopathy places less emphasis on supplementation and dietary elimination however these are sometimes very useful adjuncts to Homeopathic treatment. Some people think Homeopathy is mystical, involves crystals or requires expensive investigations and testing. It is none of these things.
We investigate a client’s symptom picture by taking a thorough history with a view to understanding where the imbalance is and then, via the use of micro-diluted medicines, stimulate the body into a healing response, helping to reduce the symptoms by correcting the underlying dysfunction.
Why choose Homeopathy?
Why visit a homeopath? Disillusionment with results from current health care approaches is often the reason people turn to homeopathy for help. They may have had diagnostic tests done which are inconclusive an/or treatment options may be limited or unavailable for the presenting symptoms.
Homeopathy is often able to treat even when a diagnosis is not available. Homeopathic treatment can also be used to support and minimises the effects of other necessary treatments, such as surgery. There are, of course, many people who choose Homeopathy as their primary form of health care simply because it is so effective. Parents will be relieved to know that children love taking homoeopathic medicines and they are safe, even for infants.
Many first aid situations: burns, bruising, abrasions, bites and stings, sprains and other acute ailments respond well to homeopathic treatment. First aid kits at home are invaluable especially on weekends or at sporting events, when children are most likely to need first aid intervention. We run first aid workshops from time to time.
What to expect on your first visit to a homeopath
We will take a detailed history and ask you to bring any relevant reports or information you may have. Depending on the complexity of each case, first appointments range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes duration. People often feel better just by being listened to thoroughly for once!
A treatment for:
- Infants and children – teething pain, ear infection, failure to thrive, night terrors, poor sleep, skin complaints, constipation, separation anxiety
- Adults – poor sleep, anxiety, sinus complaints, skin complaints, depression, low energy
- Pregnancy related symptoms of morning sickness and trauma associated with birthing
- First aid – bites, stings, burns, sprains, bruises.
What clients say...
“I started using Homeopathy and Bowen Therapy about 10 years ago and since then I seldom use anything else. I feel I am much fitter and younger than I was in my early forties. Some of the ailments I have been treated for are: skin rashes, mild depression, poor sleep, impotence, colds and flu and hypoglycaemia. I now understand what It feels like to be well! Homoeopathy never seems to let me down. My message to others is to give homoeopathy a real good go, you will be amazed – even if you have been unwell for years. (John, builder)
“I would like to thank you for your time, patience and dedication in helping me get well. It is nice to know if I do have a problem, I can call you and if you are busy you will return my call as soon as possible. I never enjoyed good health, even as a child. In the past I have suffered with cystitis, constipation and migraines to name a few. For the past 22 years I have been on hormone replacement therapy and have tried many times to go off it to no avail, but homoeopathy helped me achieve this. I cannot believe how homoeopathy has changed my life.” (Sharon, retired)
“I have been seeing Laurie at Hands on Homeopathics for both Homeopathic and Bowen treatments for a few years now. I have been very satisfied with my level of care. My children have also had the benefit of seeing Laurie for both homeopathic and Bowen treatments and it has helped them tremendously.” (Jacqui, mum)