What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine that has been used in many parts of the world for over 200 years. Homoeopathic medicines are drug components made by homoeopathic pharmacies consisting of plants, minerals and animal extracts. Remedies (usually in liquid, tablet or powder form) are prescribed in accordance with a patient’s symptoms and health conditions while individual characteristics such as emotions and physical condition are also taken into account.
The Role of a Homeopath
Homeopaths believe that ill health starts when our natural inner balance is disrupted. This disruption causes us to produce symptoms – physical, mental or emotional – which are our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong.
“Each person becomes ill in their own particular way – even if three people get a cold, each one gets slightly different symptoms and feels differently about having it”
The same principle applies to all our health problems – we each have our own unique pattern of illness – and it is this pattern that homeopathy aims to treat. My role as a homeopath is to try and understand the person and their experience and find a homeopathic remedy that matches them as fully and deeply as possible.
Benefits of Homeopathy
- It can be used by pregnant and nursing women;
- It can be used by children and infants;
- It does not interfere with medications taken by a person;
- It can be used for chronic or acute conditions;
- It is an individualized system of medicine which treats the person, not merely the symptoms.
- Homeopathy is a holistic approach to healing: one that involves the body, mind, emotions, and spirit of the person being treated;
- Homeopathic remedies are readily available and can, therefore, be used by anyone;
- Homeopathic remedies are typically inexpensive and therefore provide an affordable approach to healing;
Homeopathy is a science based on sound logic and vast experimental data. Homeopathy is the only medicinal science where data has been collected by proving on human beings and not on animals because human beings can communicate their actual feelings during the testing while animals cannot. The principles of Homeopathy have been derived and authenticated by vast clinical experiments and data. The homeopathic medicines are prepared in a standardized manner. The homeopathic pharmacopoeia lists more than 3000 remedies, whose clinical efficiency has been proved in various clinical trials conducted all over the world.
How long is an Appointment?
The first visit is the most comprehensive in discussing your complete medical history and is the longest visit at 1.5 hour. Subsequent visits are approximately half that time, depending on the complexity of the issues being addressed.
Are Health fund Rebates available with Homeopathic Consultations?
I am a qualified practitioner of Homeopathy and a member of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), and therefore registered with many different health funds. The rebate you get back will depend on your personal level of cover.
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