Donna Draper

Homeopath & Holistic Healthcare Practitioner

Homeopathy

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a complete and holistic system of medicine that aims to encourage and stimulate the body’s own natural healing abilities.

All symptoms of ill health are expressions of dis-harmony or dis-ease within a person. Because our body systems are inextricably linked, it follows that it is the whole ‘person’  who needs to be treated. It is not sufficient to just address the ‘disease’ or ‘illness’ symptoms in isolation.

Because people are all different, emotionally and physically, they experience illness in their own individual way – an example is Hayfever……

One person may experience a dry mouth, itching eyes and a blocked nose, whilst another may have streaming eyes, runny nose and sore throat.These two people are both suffering from the effects of Hayfever but with symptoms individual to them. The Homeopathic remedies chosen to help those two people would be different and selected according to the ‘symptom picture’ of that person and how the condition is manifesting in them at that time.

Homeopathy, as we know it today, was formulated over two hundred years ago by the German physicist, chemist and linguist, Samuel Hahnemann, but the principles behind homeopathy date back to Hippocrates, the Greek physician from 5 BC and Paracelsus in the 16th century. It is widely used today in all parts of the world and has been used for generations by the British Royal Family.

Medicines, or remedies (as they are more commonly known) are prescribed on a purely individual basis. There are some more commonly known remedies that are used in First Aid or Acute situations, an example is Arnica for bruises and Calendula for cuts and grazes.

 The remedies are prepared in a special way that makes them a safe and gentle form of treatment. They are sourced from many different substances and prepared in a way that ensures that all toxic effects are removed leaving only the curative properties.