Homeopathy is a system of medicine whereby an individual is treated with highly diluted substances.
These are given mainly in tablet form and the aim is to trigger the body’s natural system of healing.
Based on an individual’s specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.
Homeopathy is based on the principle that you can treat ‘like with like’, that is, a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms.
For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so according to this principle, when made into a homeopathic medicine, it could be used to treat people with these symptoms.
This concept is sometimes used in conventional medicine, for example, the stimulant Ritalin is used to treat patients with ADHD, or small doses of allergens such as pollen are sometimes used to de-sensitise allergic patients.
However, one major difference with homeopathic medicines is that substances are used in ultra high dilutions, which makes them non-toxic.
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