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Homeopathy is a system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. It recognises that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the patient who needs treatment not the disease.
As a new patient, these ideas may be new to you, but homoeopathy has been established for about 200 years.
In 1796 a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, discovered a different approach to the cure of the sick which he called homoeopathy (from the Greek words meaning "similar suffering"). Like Hippocrates two thousand years earlier he realised that there were two ways of treating ill health, the way of opposites and the way of similar's.
Take for example, a case of insomnia. The way of opposites, (conventional medicine or allopathy), is to treat this by giving a drug to bring on an artificial sleep. This frequently involves the use of large or regular doses of drugs which can sometimes cause side effects or addiction.
The way of similar's, the homoeopathic way, is to give the patient a minute dose of a substance, such as coffee, which in large doses causes sleeplessness in a healthy person. Perhaps surprisingly this can help the patient to sleep naturally.
Homoeopathic remedies cannot cause side effects and you cannot become physiologically addicted to them. This is because only a very minute amount of the active ingredient is used in a specially prepared form.
John can give you a homoeopathic medicine or remedy which matches your symptoms as you experience them. This also takes account of you as a person — your individual characteristics emotionally as well as physically.