Homeopathy is a form of medicine developed in Germany over 200 years ago. This gentle yet deep acting medicine balances the body and allows it to heal. It works very differently from modern medicine, which normally uses medicines to fight or suppress symptoms. In the case of chronic diseases, the drugs are needed continuously. Homeopaths believe that by suppressing symptoms, drugs often do more harm than good. Homeopathy, however, stimulates the body to heal itself.
Based on the principle of 'Let Like be Cured with Like', homeopathy uses minute doses of a substance to stimulate the body's vital force. Prescribing a constitutional or 'complete' remedy can bring profound changes in acute or chronic ailments of a physical, mental, or emotional nature.
Homeopathic prescriptions are safe for pregnancy, children, and the elderly, and are simple to take. Even children like them.
Our Homeopathic Doctors see many children for common acute illnesses such as fevers, colds, and coughs. For adults, Homeopathy is effective for anxiety, depression, and chronic conditions such as eczema, asthma, and arthritis.
Along with constitutional remedies, acute or 'first-aid' homeopathic prescriptions are also available.
Homeopathic Consultation – "Constitutional"
The consultation involves a deeper enquiry into the person, their individual reaction and particular symptoms as well an assessment of the family history, previous illnesses, and health challenges (prior physical, mental, and emotional stressors). The basic nature of the body-mind (constitution) and history allows the homeopath to determine the main indications of the disturbance to the vital force and to use the constitutional treatments to stimulate a recovery or rebalancing of the individual's vital force.
The ideal homeopathic medicine will cover all of the client's presenting symptoms- the mental/emotional as well as the physical. This holistic prescription is called the "constitutional remedy".
Example of deeper, long-lasting tendencies that can be treated with homeopathy include obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, recurring depression, insomnia, as well chronic physical issues such as migraines, asthma, eczema, thyroid or menstrual troubles, and auto-immune diseases.
Homeopathic Consultation – "Acute"
For health conditions such as colds, coughs, tonsillitis, fevers, rashes, digestive disturbances, headaches, and so on, Homeopathy remedies can be quick-acting. Again, homeopathy works to stimulate the body to heal itself. The result, when contrasted with antibiotics and similar medical treatments, is a stronger immune system, leading to fewer recurring symptoms.
Homeopathy practitioners in IMI
The following IMI practitioners use Homeopathic medicine in their practice:
- Graeme Bradshaw, Homeopath, Naturopath
- Dr Benita Perch (ND), Naturopathic Physician, Homeopath
- Mina Weight, Homeopath
- Dr Manisha Khiani (BHMS), Homeopathic Doctor
- Tej BG, Naturopath, Medical Herbalist
- Dr Ardyce Yik (ND), Naturopathic Doctor
- Dr Monica Xu (ND), Naturopathic Physician