Definition: Greek; hómoios ("like") pathos ("suffering")
Founded By: Physician Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843)
Therapy Type: Natural Medicine
WHAT EXACTLY IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy focuses upon treating the individual as opposed to treating the disease. To accomplish this, the treatment encompasses the body as a whole, the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. The belief is that all disease (dis-ease) originates as a result of an energetic disruption, commonly stemming from an emotional disturbance within a certain point of the clients life. Homeopathy treats the overall flow of energy within a clients body, hence the term an, ‘energetic therapy’. When the source of the energy block is found and released, rapid and deep healing can then begin to take place, usually with extraordinary results.The foundation of Homeopathy is the belief that a substance, which has the ability of causing symptoms in a healthy person, can be utilized to treat a sick person that is displaying the same symptoms. Additionally as homeopathy is a holistic treatment it’s healing benefits can relieve all of the client’s complaints.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM HOMEOPATHY SESSIONS
The initial consultation may take between 60 to 90 minutes. The therapist will need to ascertain information concerning any past medical history and your current symptoms. Furthermore you will likely be asked about your diet, sleep, lifestyle and some aspects concerning the mental and emotional areas of your life. Dependant upon your current condition a physical examination may be required. The therapist is then able to prescribe the most suitable medicine, which corresponds to your specific symptoms and individual characteristics, for example; two clients displaying the same symptoms, may be prescribed different treatment plans, this could be due to their own unique set of symptoms. Additionally the therapist may further advise you on any dietary or general lifestyle changes that will further benefit you as part of your treatment plan.Due to the remedies being highly diluted they are prescribed through the control of Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The medicines are all regarded as safe and free from causing adverse reactions when prescribed by a qualified homeopath. These remedies can be in liquid, tablet, powder or granule form and are prescribed to support and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.Upon receiving your medication be sure to follow the therapists advice, for example avoiding strong foods or drinks as they can cancel the effects of your medicine. The therapist will monitor your progress and advise you of further sessions or remedies as needed.
Research has shown homeopathy to be a safe therapy when applied by a trained or qualified homeopath and can be an effective treatment for people of all ages. It is wise to carry out some research and select a homeopath who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths (NZCH). Homeopaths are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment. These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.
The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified Homeopath Practitioners within your region. We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.
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