A. People often ask if homoeopathy makes a difference for asthma, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, emphysema, glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis… or any one of a hundred other diseases. The answer is both yes… and no.
Homeopathy works best when given for the symptom complex of an individual, not for a diagnosis given to many.
This is because we don’t just suffer from isolated and disconnected diseases – everything about our health is interconnected. For example, a problem with our heart may be affected by anxiety which is then related to a skin problem or even a stomach disorder.
In this illustration, the homeopath would not see the possible heart failure, eczema, gastric ulcer, and panic attacks as complaints to be managed separately but parts of a larger dis-ease represented by it’s combined symptom complex – and a matching homeopathic remedy would be chosen for the idiosyncratic symptoms of this complex.
When the full extent of the body’s dis-ease is reflected back to it in this way, a healing response is triggered in which many symptoms resolve at the same time; while the remedy is the stimuli, the body’s response to it creates the healing.
To better understand this method of treatment, visit the following links:
A Day in a Homeopath’s Clinic (this gives you a snapshot of the range of conditions homeopaths frequently treat)
Monica’s Story (which discusses why homeopaths can’t and don’t specialise in particular conditions)