In 1796 a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, discovered a different approach to the cure of the sick, which he called homeopathy (from the Greek words meaning “similar suffering”). Like Hippocrates two thousand years earlier, he realized that there were two ways of treating ill health: the way of opposites (allopathic) and the way of “like cures like” (homeopathic).
Take for example, a case of insomnia. The allopathic way is to treat this is by giving a drug to bring on an artificial sleep. This frequently involves the use of large or regular doses of drugs, which can cause side effects or addiction.
The homeopathic way is to treat insomnia by giving the patient a minute dose of a substance, which in large doses causes sleeplessness in a healthy person. Surprisingly, this will enable the patient to sleep naturally.
Homeopathic remedies do not cause side effects and you cannot become addicted to them. This is because only a very minute amount of the active ingredient is used in a specially prepared form.
Homeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. It recognizes that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the patient who needs treatment, not the disease.
In order to find the right remedy, Dr. Hamilton will want to know all about you. The initial consultation can sometimes take longer than regular appointments. She will ask you many questions about yourself as well as your illness and will also want to know about the health of your family, both present and past. Do not be afraid to mention something that is seemingly unimportant or unusual. Remember that anything you say is confidential.