Homeopathy is a system of natural healthcare that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years. Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing abilities. A homeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health. Homeopathic medicines, known as ‘remedies’, are highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form. Homeopathy can be used alongside conventional medication where necessary to provide an integrated approach to your health care.
Homeopathy is one of the most commonly used systems of medicine in the world today. Over 200 million people around the world use homeopathy. It is available as part of the national health care systems in Germany, France, India, Brazil, Switzerland and Italy. 56% of French people use homeopathy. India leads in terms of numbers of people using homeopathy, with 100 million depending solely on homeopathy for their health care.
Of 74 conclusive clinical trials conducted up to 2009, 63 – that’s 85% – were positive for homeopathy. A major study was undertaken at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital 1997-2003: of 6544 patients suffering from a broad range of conditions – including asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, depressions, IBS, chronic fatigue syndrome – over 70% reported positive health changes after homeopathic treatment. In an 8 year study published in BMC Public Health, over 3500 patients reported considerable improvements in various health conditions following homeopathic treatment.
A comprehensive review conducted by the Swiss Government, published in 2012, concluded that the very small doses used in Homeopathic medicines are effective. Read more about the report here.
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