Medicine of the past, present and future
Dr Samuel Hahnemann established homeopathy as a medical
treatment over 200 years ago, after becoming disillusioned with
the harsh medical practices of his day. His approach to illness
has certainly stood the test of time and is now regarded by many
as the future of twenty-first-century medicine.
Unlike the mainstream model of a ‘one size fits all, a pill for every ill" medicine,
homeopathy recognises that we are all unique individuals.
Often described as vital or energetic medicine, homeopathy understands that our physical, emotional,
mental and spiritual aspects are interconnected and that symptoms are expressions of disharmony
within the whole. Homeopathy seeks therefore to treat the whole of the person experiencing the
symptoms rather than the illness, condition or label alone. It looks to the underlying causes of a
disorder and assists with returning your true self to a sense of wholeness and homeostasis.
Homeopathy views the body as more than a sum of its parts and respects its inherent power to
self heal. This healing ability is itself part of our very life force - Hahnemann called it the vital force.
Homeopathy is a complementary, dynamic, therepeutic, system of medicine, which is considered as
both an art and a science. New remedies and methods of prescribing continue to evolve making
homeopathy a truly vital medicine for the new and evolving diseases in today's complex world.
Homeopathy has it's own philosophy.
At its core is the guiding principle of the ‘law of similars’ or ‘like cures like."
Although Hahnemann first applied this central idea to his medicine, it has it's origin in the ancient
past and has been recorded in folklore.
The Delphic Oracle (800 BC) proclaimed "that which make sick shall heal."
And Hippocrates (460-377 BC), regarded as the ‘father of medicine, stated that “by similar things a
disease is produced and through the application of the like is cured.”
Today we see examples of this "law" in conventional medicine. Ritalin, the stimulant amphetamine-
based drug, originally promoted as a "pep pill" in the 1960's is now routinely prescribed for
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
While homeopathy is used to support a wide range of issues, its goal is your complete health, body,
mind and spirit. It is gentle, effective, non-toxic, non-addictive and safe to take alongside antiretrovirals
and other medicines. Suitable for the whole family through all life’s milestones: pregnancy, birth,
childhood, puberty, adulthood, the menopause and old age. Proven to be beneficial for physical and
psychological symptoms, resulting from trauma, chronic and short term illness, acute first aid
situations and invaluable when ill-defined illnesses are not able to be diagnosed.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being
and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.
The World Health Organisation (1948)