Catherine Fergus BA MLCHom
WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy is one of the most widely used forms of medicine in the world today, because people are discovering the benefits of a system of medicine which is safe, effective and treats them as unique individuals.
Homeopathic medicines are chosen to treat the whole person, because homeopaths believe the mind and body operate as one, and you cannot treat one part of the body without affecting the whole. Medicines are chosen to fit all the characteristics of the patient, so physical disorders are considered in relation to the individual’s mental and emotional state.
Homeopathy can be used effectively by everyone, from babies and children to adults, including women during pregnancy. Homeopathic medicines help to promote the body’s natural ability to heal.
When prescribed appropriately, they are safe, non-toxic and non-addictive. They can be taken alongside drugs prescribed by your doctor and will not interfere with their beneficial action.
Homeopathy is used all over the world with great success- indeed it is recognised by the WHO as the second most widely used form of medicine worldwide after Chinese Herbal medicine. Our own royal family has used it since Queen Victoria’s time and the Duke of Gloucester is Patron of the Homeopathic Trust for Research and Education.
Gandi said, "Homeopathy .... cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical and most complete medical science."
"The Homeopathic Revolution" by Dana Ullman (2007) p202
Could homeopathy help me?
I see people in my clinic for many reasons, including the following
- they have been diagnosed by a doctor but the medicine isn’t working, or has unpleasant side effects
- they have a condition for which there is no conventional treatment
- they feel ill but tests have not revealed what the problem is
- they feel ill in pregnancy, or during the menopause and are looking for some relief
- they are experiencing testing and difficult times in their life and feel they need some support