Homeopathy is a natural, gentle and effective system of medicine, it is the second largest system of medicine in the world today, as recognised by the World Health Organisation. Homeopathy works on the principle that ‘like cures like’, for example an onion often creates streaming eyes and nose, so when made into a homeopathic remedy, onion (Allium cepa) can be great for colds or hayfever with these symptoms. The main difference with homeopathic medicines is that substances are used in a minimum dose which makes them safe and non-toxic.
Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own natural healing ability. A homeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health.
Homeopaths are experienced at taking detailed history in order to find the best remedy for you. They can work with you to help your symptoms and address your individual triggers and causes to promote optimal health.
Why try homeopathy?
Homeopathy is one of the most widely used forms of medicine in the world today because people find it works. Patients are enjoy the benefit of a system of medicine that is safe, effective and treats them as unique individuals. Homeopathy can treat mental, emotional and physical illnesses.
Homeopathic medicines are chosen to treat the whole person, considering their mental and emotional state in combination with any physical symptoms in order to find the best remedy. Read more about the scientific evidence supporting homeopathy here.
Homeopathy can be used by everyone, from babies and children to adults, including women during pregnancy. Homeopathic remedies are safe, non-addictive and will not interfere with any prescribed medications.
Homeopathy fits beautifully alongside the other natural therapies in our practice including functional medicine, herbal medicine and traditional Chinese Medicine that our practice is trained in. Learn more about Our Approach.
Dr Jess saw the benefits of homeopathy first hand when growing up and after sitting in regularly with a homeopathic doctor in practice decided to train in this specialty alongside her conventional medical training. She completed 3 years of training at the Lakeland College of Homeopathy (sadly closed since) and taught both there and at the North West College of Homeopathy for several years. She uses homeopathy in her practice regularly alongside kinesiology and flower essences, functional medicine and herbs. She has seen the benefit of homeopathy many times personally and in practice and believes that although the mechanisms of homeopathy may not be fully understood there is good clinical trial evidence for a range of conditions. Its safety makes it an excellent choice to try for many patients, the worst that can happen is that you can find it works for you as she has! Dr Jess is registered with the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths. For an overview on the benefits and evidence for Homeopathy click on the link below.
To learn more about Homeopathy and how to use common remedies at home, a good book for beginners is ‘What’s the remedy for that?’ by ‘Dr Kathleen Fry.’
Homeopathic remedies are usually supplied in tablet, powder or liquid form. To maximise the healing potential of the substance they are made from (and decrease any toxicity) remedies are made in a very specific manner, by both diluting a substance and shaking (succussing) it, sequentially multiple times. This process is called potentisation and determines the strength of the remedy.
It is based on the theory that water is a unique substance and can hold an energetic imprint of the substance it contains, this is called water memory. Nobel laureate Luc Montagier demonstrated this principle multiple times in his research and it has been reproduced by several other scientists and researchers.