How does it work?
Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body's self-healing mechanism. Homeopathic treatment and remedy selection are based on the theory developed by Hahnemann of "law of similars" or "like cures like". This theory is similar to the way allergies are treated with allergens. A small amount of a natural substance with similar properties to the disorder is taken to help bring the body back to balance.
In clinical studies, homeopathy has shown to have a therapeutic effect on many diseases and conditions. The effectiveness of homeopathic medicine has been demonstrated by over 200 years of successful use by physicians worldwide. Aside from clinical evidence, there are numerous research studies published in prominent medical journals.
In contrast to mainstream medicine which has specific treatments for specific diseases, and the emphasis is on the illness rather than on the patient, homeopathy does not treat a diagnosis; it treats the whole person, looking at the totality of the person’s symptoms - physical, emotional, and mental.
What is it?
Homeopathic remedies traditionally derive from an extraordinarily wide variety of plant, animal and mineral substances.
They are made through a process of serial dilutions known as potentisation, where the original substance is diluted in water and modified in specific ways to produce a remedy that can then be matched to the patients symptoms which when administered should result in a return to health by the patient.
What conditions can it treat?
Homeopathic medicine can be effective in treating many acute and chronic health conditions that exist because the patient’s body is unable to regain its homeostasis , or commonly called its normal healthy state. These conditions may including::
There are many benefits of homeopathic medicine, including:
- It can be used by pregnant and nursing women, children and infants, and animals
- It does not interfere with medications taken
- There are no side-effects of homeopathic remedies
- It can be used for chronic or acute conditions
- It is non-invasive
- Because the medically active substances in homeopathic medicines occur in minute amounts, homeopathic medicines are considered non-toxic with no known side effects making them extremely safe for adults, children, and animals. There are no known drug interaction risks between homeopathic medicines and conventional pharmaceutical drugs.
What can I expect after taking a Homeopathic remedy?
The process of healing varies from person to person, depending on how ill you are, on your levels of vitality, and of course, on the accuracy of the homeopathic prescription itself.
In the days or weeks after taking the homeopathic remedy you may find that you feel better in yourself - you experience an increase in energy and/or your complaints gradually begin to improve or even clear.
With an acute or recent illness, your improvement may be quite swift. If you have been suffering from a long-term or chronic illness, healing can be a more gradual or even prolonged process. In general, the longer you have been ill the longer that process takes.
With over 30 years of experience, Shirley has honed her Homeopathic and Naturopathic knowledge and skillset to be a recognised and integral part of the Complimentary Health Profession of Whangarei.
Specialising in dietary advice for individuals, Shirley is also well versed in individualised stress remedies using Homoeopathics and Bach flowers and remedies to reduce the reactions that occur in people when they have a sensitivity to wheat, dairy, dust, pollens and grasses, cat fur, environmental chemicals, etc. Furthermore, Shirley can use her knowledge to assist with organ complaints which range from Digestive disorders through to aiding the rebuilding of the immune system. Shirley is able to treat everyone from newborns to the elderly effectively and appropriately, and remedies are tailored to suit the patient.
During your first visit, Shirley will take a very thorough history, asking about your medical history, diet, lifestyle, mental and emotional state, stress, family history, and environmental exposures to identify the likely origin of the condition.