What is Homoeopathy ?
Homeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body/mind 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 1796 a German doctor, 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 and the way of similars.
Take for example, a case of allergies. The way of opposites (conventional medicine/allopathy), is to treat this by giving a drug to temporarily dry the nasal discharge & watery eyes and suppress sneezing. This involves regular doses of drugs, which sometimes cause side effects or dependency.
The way of similars, or homeopathic way, is to give the patient a minute dose of a substance, such as onion (Allium Cepa), which when cut up causes the same symptoms in a healthy person. (Perhaps surprisingly, this can help the patient resolve the allergy.).
This triggers the self-healing abilities of the body to act against this substance and overcome the allergy. It is always advisable to be under the care of a qualified homeopath. She/he will give you a homeopathic medicine (remedy) that matches you.
Homeopathic remedies cannot cause side effects when properly taken and you cannot become addicted to them. They also do not interfere with conventional medications.
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What is WHAW ?
WHAW was created to promote homeopathic awareness all around the world. During this week homeopaths and friends of homeopathy will come together to share with the world the miracles of homeopathy. More Information
When is WHAW ?
WHAW starts with the week of April 10-16, Every Year.