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How do homeopathic remedies work?

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How do homeopathic remedies work?Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing power. This stimulus will assist your body to re-balance its state of health and the aim is to get to a level of optimum health.

Homeopathy treats each person as an individual because everyone is unique. Each person will react differently to stress and pathogens, and each person has a different level of susceptibility to illness. The homeopath will prescribe the remedies that match the individual’s symptom pattern and constitutional make-up.

Homeopathy works on the principle that “like cures like”. This principle states that a substance that can cause a disease can also relieve it. For example, coffee (coffea in Latin) is a substance that can cause temporary insomnia. Coffea is sometimes used in a potentised (highly diluted and succussed) form to treat that insomnia. Another example is chopping onions can cause the eyes and nose to run with water. The red onion (Allium Cepa in Latin) can be used in a potentised form to treat colds and hay fever where the main symptoms include runny eyes and nose.