Homeopathy is a holistic medicine, treating the whole person.
Its aim is to rebalance the whole individual, treating all symptoms, rather than to rid the individual of single symptoms by suppression of those symptoms.
Symptoms are produced by the body’s defence mechanism in reaction to attacks or to imbalances:
- that are inherited
- which may surface under stress,
- which may surface as you age or
- as a result of suppressive medicines.
Assisting your defence mechanism
Under stress and over time, your defence mechanism doesn’t always have the energy and orderliness to deal with the effects of attacks or inherited predispositions.
It will try to externalise them, prioritising the higher, essential organs and the higher processes (such as mental health) and pushing disease toward less essential systems and organs … the skin, for example.
Suppressive therapies that rid the body of skin symptoms, for example, do so by overpowering the body and forcing it to drop back its defences to a more internal level.
Often these suppressive effects are seen as ‘side effects’ of medicines. Actually they are the triggering of deeper predispositions when the body’s defences have been overpowered.
Homeopathy works by boosting the efforts of the defence mechanism, thus you will probably see a slight increase in your symptoms when you start treatment with a correct remedy, followed by amelioration. The time this process takes will depending upon your level of health & your body’s energy. If you suffer from deep, chronic problems you may need a number of remedies before your body is able to show a noticeable response and amelioration of symptoms. Persevere!
During effective homeopathic treatment we look for temporary return of old, suppressed conditions on the way toward rebalancing of the whole person (“cure”).
We look for mental and emotional problems to resolve first, whilst physical symptoms may temporarily worsen during the process.
This is the body effectively pushing the imbalance to the periphery.
During recovery you should begin to feel your energy improving, and to feel ‘better’ in yourself.