Learning about Homeopathy

Choosing homeopathy as a therapy

If you are considering this therapy or have started treatment and want to know more, there is plenty of information available. Suzie teaches short courses in Salisbury that can give people some knowledge and understanding.

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a safe and effective form of natural medicine, designed to treat each person as an individual. Healing is achieved by stimulating the body’s own ability to heal itself.

Conventional medicine views the symptoms as the problem. A prescription, in form of an anti-drug (anti-biotics, anti-depressants, anti-inflammatories, anti-virals) is usually given.

Homeopathy is a prescription that causes a reaction in the patient and it this reaction that cures the patient.

The word ‘homeopathy’ comes from the Greek term for “similar suffering”. By matching the symptoms picture of the patient with the remedy, the Homeopath relies on the principle: ‘like cures like’. For example, if a person is suffering from a common cold with sneezing, congestion and watery eyes, minute doses of Allium Sepa (red onion) is given. This, in its crude form, would produce the same symptoms in a healthy peson.

Homeopathy takes into account an individual’s susceptibility to illness. We see this in a work or classroom environment; some develop a bad cold, but others are unaffected, simply because they are not susceptible to that particular virus or infection.

Homeopathy is used for all sorts of complaints. A positive result is achieved by boosting the body’s immune system, thereby improving the person’s resistance to illness and infection.

Homeopathy does not separate the treatment of physical and emotional symptoms. This holistic view acknowledges that emotional imbalances, such as grief and shock, lead to physical illness if untreated or suppressed. It is also true that pain causes anxiety and depression.

Studying homeopathy professionally

During study to qualify as a practitioner, students need to attend teaching clinics and participate in supervised case-work. Suzie is a teaching clinic practitioner and an experienced supervisor.