A holistic approach

Homeopathy deals with the individual as a whole - taking into consideration their entire mental, physical and social well being. The WHO state that ''health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Medicine should not merely patch up the surface symptoms without looking at the problem from other angles. Homeopathy is a form of healthcare that looks at lifestyle, mental wellbeing, background and how all this ties in with the individual's physical symptoms.

A homeopath will often give two people with apparently similar illnesses a different remedy. Although they both may share the same diagnosis, the way they experience their condition is often very different. The type of pain they feel may differ, as well what makes the pain better or worse and the way the symptoms cause them to behave. Since stress is often linked to illness, homeopaths will often want to find out more about how an individual experiences it.

Taking into consideration people’s experience of their illness rather than focusing on their isolated symptoms means that the homeopath really looks at the underlying cause of their 'dis-ease'. A good constitutional remedy should increase overall energy, improve well-being and help the client feel more at ease with themselves. This sense of wellbeing will often ripple out to improve many of their physical symptoms.

“The natural force within each of us is that greatest healer of all.” 

Hippocrates