Homeopathy is known as a traditional medicine.
It is sustainable because the production of medicines makes hardly any impact on the environment. It is very economical and low cost, as many doses can be produced from a small sample of the original source material.
Homeopathy intends to guide the body back towards health by encouraging its own natural healing response.
Part of this is done by bringing together two main homeopathic principles ‘like cures like’ and the ‘law of minimum dose’
Even though a number of individuals may be diagnosed with the same medical condition their homeopathic treatment may be different as we are all unique in the way that disease expresses itself in our bodies.
One person’s allergy may only be aggravated through seasonal influence, such as cold air, while the same allegy in another could be worse when they are exposed to warm air. In some people it may develop slowly while the onset in others may be rapid. Recognizing these distinctive features of the person allows the practitioner to differentiate between medicines.
The homeopath also gathers details about the person’s illness such as what has influenced the problem to begin with. Has it been chemical exposure or unhealthy relationships, characteristics, lifestyle, eating habits, inherited traits, history of the complaint or other considerations that may have contributed to cause this change.
A medicine is then selected to fit the whole person rather than addressing only individual symptoms.