Homoeopathy is considered by some to be the most effective form of natural medicine developed in the last 200 years. This system of medicine is widely practiced across Europe and Asia and is gaining popularity in North America. The basic principle of Homoeopathy, "like cures like", has been known since ancient times by physicians such as Hypocrites. However, it was not actively researched or developed into a science until the 1790’s in Germany by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann found that the real curative power of substances lay in their ability to cause symptoms similar to the diseases they cured.

Homoeopathy recognizes all symptoms are an expression of disharmony within the person and that attention needs to be paid to all aspects of a person; not only the illness. This must include the body, mind and spirit. Homoeopathic remedies are made from plant, mineral or animal extracts. These substances are prepared with a series of dilutions and successions to reach the appropriate potency. In essence, what is left is only a vibration of the original substance. Homoeopathic remedies are chosen based on the person’s symptoms. This includes their physical, emotional and mental symptoms. When the symptom picture of a person matches the symptom picture produced by a particular substance, a suitable Homoeopathic remedy for that person has been found (the simillimum).

Treating the cause of disease often requires what is called constitutional Homoeopathic care, which promotes deep healing of a chronic disease. The remedies work by stimulating the body’s innate healing abilities; thereby correcting imbalances. The purpose of Homoeopathic treatment is to assist the body to find and maintain its own healthy balance. The body’s immune system gets stronger and more capable of disease fighting. Eventually everyday illnesses are less severe and treated easily with Homeopathic care. Homoeopathic remedies are FDA approved, have no known side effects and are not addictive.

Despite the great power of Homoeopathic medicines, their use does not replace basic principles of proper diet, exercise, hygiene, environment and a healthy emotional approach to daily life.

What to Expect on Your First Visit
The initial appointment is usually lengthy due to the amount of detailed information required by the Homoeopath in order to design an individualized system of treatment. Your Homeopath will need to understand many different aspects of you as an individual, along with any concerns and details of how you experience them, in order to accurately recommend a personalized treatment. All information given to the Homoeopath will be treated with the strictest of confidentiality and respect.

Homoeopathic Treatment
Following the initial assessment, your Homoeopath will recommend a system of treatment that best suits your expressed concerns. The remedies will be provided in an easily taken liquid or tablet form. You will be advised when to take your remedies, the amounts to be taken, and any other special instruction deemed necessary to achieve and maintain good health. Please ensure that you understand all instructions before you leave the Centre.

NOTE: It is imperative to tell the Homoeopath about any drugs or supplements that have been prescribed for you by a physician as well as any therapy you are receiving. It is imperative that you continue all prescribed drugs unless your physician agrees to withdraw them.

What May Happen Once Treatment Starts?
After taking your remedy, you may experience some changes. Some patients experience a period of well-being and optimism, while some report that their symptoms appear to get worse for a short time. Either is a good indication that the remedy has taken effect. Sometimes a cold, rash or some form of discharge may appear. This means that your body is going through a cleansing period, which is essential to reach overall health. Sometimes symptoms of past illnesses may reappear, but usually only for short periods of time. These symptoms will pass and should not be treated, since they are part of the body’s attempt to revitalize its healing capacities.

If any response to your treatment concerns you, please notify your Homoeopath as soon as you can. You may want to make notes of any changes or responses to discuss with your Homoeopath at your next appointment.

Length of Treatment
Each treatment is highly individualized, therefore each situation with responds in a different fashion. Your Homoeopath is able to assess your situation more readily once he/she sees how your body is responding to the recommended remedies.

According to Homoeopathic philosophy, true healing must occur from the inside of the body, where the vital organs are. Therefore outer symptoms, such as skin eruptions are usually the last to clear up. Be patient! In the long term it is much better for you to be relieved of your health concern and its cause, rather than merely suppressing its symptoms.

Research Documents
Why Homoeopathy Makes Sense
The Battle for Legitimacy

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Homoeopathic visits require many questions and often require a good memory. For your convenience, you now have the ability to download the questionnaires and fill them out before your visit. This will help you remember all those little things you might otherwise forget and also help save some time.

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