Homeopathy is a non toxic, natural and effective form of medicine which was developed over 200 years ago. Homeopathy gently yet effectively stimulates its own inherent healing resources with the aim of relieving the symptoms of disease in the short term and encouraging increased resilience in the long-term.
Each homeopathic remedy, has its own “symptom picture” described in detail in homeopathic literature. This picture is a description of the symptoms the original substance has the ability to produce in a healthy person, and therefore the symptoms the homeopathic remedy, made from this substance, has the ability to relieve in a sick person.
When deciding which remedy to prescribe (there are more than 3000 available) I would consider your physical, mental and emotional symptoms as a whole, to provide a complete, or holistic picture, and match your symptom picture most closely to the symptom picture of a remedy.
For instance two people who both suffer from migraines can have a different remedy prescribed because one person has the migraines in the weekend, after a hard week of work and he always feels the pain behind his eyes. The other person has her migraines in the week before her period and she doesn’t support light or sound. Two different stories, two different migraines with both their own symptom picture.
Homeopathic remedies are given in the form of a small, sucrose pillule. They’re sweet and small and children have no problem taking them.