“The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.” Hippocrates

Homeopathy is used by 600 million people around the world and is considered one of the safest forms of medicine. In many countries it is integrated into the health care system and covered by public health insurance.

Homeopathy is based on the principle ‘Like cures Like’, first described by Hippocrates. It was developed more than 200 years ago by a respected German doctor named Samuel Hahnemann who was looking for a way to reduce the harmful side-effects of the medicines of his day. He observed that a substance that can cause a disease can also relieve it. By giving smaller and smaller doses he not only reduced the toxicity, but also increased the effectiveness of the drugs. 

For example, coffee is a stimulant but taken in homeopathic form it may relieve insomnia. The homeopathic remedy made from onions (Allium Cepa) can relieve hay fever symptoms similar to those caused by chopping an onion.

Hippocrates recognised that the natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well. He also recognised the need to understand the whole person when treating illness.