As a college, we often receive questions from the public and potential students such as “What is Homeopathy”, “How does it work”, “What are they made from”. This article explains a brief summary of homeopathy and how it may help your family in acute situations.
It’s important to remember to seek advice from your local fully qualified Homeopath who has undergone the correct training to ensure the right treatment plan is selected for you, your family or pets.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural health system of “like cures like”, providing remedies based on the mental, emotional and physical picture of each individual. Homeopathy helps support a person’s wellbeing by stimulating the body’s own response in their natural vital force in restoring one’s health. It concentrates on treating the whole person, rather than just the disease.
Homeopathy has the ability to assist in supporting a range of ailments in people and animals, without causing side harmful effects or interfering with the action of other medications. Generally, people often want help with day to day stress, general illnesses and chronic conditions. Homeopathy is a gentle, safe and effective solution in helping to support the client’s health concerns.
Homeopathic remedies are made from a wide range of natural substances and prepared according to the well defined Homeopathic Principles.
Some substances in their raw form can be toxic and harmful, however, as part of the remedy creation, these substances are diluted (many many times) in accordance with the homeopathic principles, making them extremely safe and giving no adverse side effects. They come in different potencies, depending on what your fully qualified Homeopath prescribes you.
How can homeopathy help my child?
Homeopathy can be a gentle, easy and effective way to help children with their illnesses or health issues. It has been used to assist with a wide range of acute conditions such as colds and flu, sore throats, general first aid, whooping cough and insomnia. Homeopathy can also be beneficial for children with behavioural or developmental problems and adolescents with study and exam stresses. Positive results from homeopathy can mean drugs or medicines may not need to be used, this would be up to the client and their health care professionals, we do not advise anyone to come off medication unless approved by their GP. Homeopaths may also suggest lifestyle, environmental or nutritional changes if necessary.
What should I expect during our first visit to a homeopath?
On your first visit, the homeopath will ask detailed questions about your lifestyle, family and medical history, emotional, mental and physical health, levels of stress, any fears you may have and reactions to aspects of the environment, these are all tailored around the purpose of your visit.
This level of information is required to build up a comprehensive profile of you/your child’s/animals symptoms. Based on this profile, the homeopath will work out your constitutional ‘type’, which enables them to choose the most appropriate remedy.
The homeopath will prepare a remedy to take home (this can be in the form of drops or small pills) and advise you on when and how to take the remedy, along with how to look after your remedy and self once home.
Normally, remedies need to be taken 30 minutes before or after drinking or eating. If it is your child or animal that is being treated you will need to administer them onto (or under – whichever is easiest) on the tongue, either by teaspoon or dropper (pills and granules simply dissolve). The remedies are not supposed to be directly handled in any way.
You also need to be aware that strongly flavoured substances, such as tea, coffee and peppermint (don’t forget that toothpaste!) may need to be avoided for the duration of homeopathic treatment, as they can affect the effectiveness of a remedy.
How do I find reputable homeopathy care?
A reliable source of professionally trained and professionally monitored Homeopaths can be found via the NZ Council of Homeopaths
Homeopaths registered with this professional body are required to undertake ongoing training, adhere to rules of practice and a code of ethics.
How much does homeopathy cost?
The cost of a consultation with a Homeopath can vary throughout the country. There is a different fee usually for the first initial consultation, thereafter with follow-ups these are generally slightly cheaper, remedy prescriptions are always additional, however homeopathic remedies are affordable.
A typical consultation can take anywhere from 1-2 hours for an adult, but usually involves less time for children. If follow-up appointments are required – to check the correct remedy has been prescribed and that it is effective – they tend to be shorter than your initial visit. More consultations may be needed for a long-term condition.
Homeopathy offers support in restoring our body’s balance, health, and vitality. It’s recommended for you to seek professional advice from a fully qualified registered homeopath or your GP to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment to help support you, make sure you visit a homeopath for guidance.
The College of Natural Health & Homeopathy offers NZQA accredited and approved Diplomas in Homeopathy. We have open enrolments, meaning you can start anytime! Studying is done so fully online, part-time, and from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world!
Start your journey today in becoming a Homeopathic Practitioner, and apply now for semester one in our NZ Diploma in Acute Prescribing with Homeopathy!
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Kiwi Families – Homeopathy