is the process embarked upon when moving from a state of ill health to
a state of health.
To define cure it is therefore necessary to define health. Health is not
merely the absence of physical symptoms, but a state of being in which
the individual possesses a certain quality of energy and vitality. Health
implies a degree of freedom - freedom from pain being the most obvious.
But it may also include freedom from the limitations imposed by illness
(physical or emotional), or even being free from certain feelings (such
as tiredness or inappropriate anxiety). It may include the ability to
adapt quickly to new or changing circumstances.
We all have our own idea of what health means. It may be worth thinking
about what it means to you before you seek out a 'cure'.
Real cure follows what homeopaths call the Law of Cure. This
states that the disease process acts from the inside out, from more important
to less important organs, from top to bottom. Additionally, the most important
symptoms will go first, followed by more long-standing complaints.
It is common to see a skin eruption during the process of cure, or sometimes
an individual may get a cold, a bout of diarrhoea or a temporary return
of old, previously suppressed symptoms. These are simply different ways
of the body attempting to eliminate toxins, and will pass quickly if left
alone(usually a few hours and up tp two days). The worst thing to do in
this situation is to stop this expression (with medication or external
applications) this will merely drive the dis-ease back
into the body and the process of cure may be delayed. Always contact your
homeopath if in any doubt.
The connection between asthma and eczema is mentioned above. During the
process of cure, an asthmatic may experience a temporary return of eczema
which was long considered cured although in actual fact it
had merely been replaced by the asthma. Often adults who come for treatment
cant remember suppressing a skin eruption; it may have happened
during child- or baby-hood or appeared so insignificant that it was forgotten
(If confronted with a skin eruption during treatment, try to remember
that although it may be cosmetically unsightly, the skin is the organ
which is least important to maintaining life and is the most external
area of the body. As such it is the bodys first and most superficial
line of defence. Therefore, to a homeopath a skin eruption is a very positive
sign that the bodys defence mechanisms are in a good state and the
prognosis for complete cure is good.)
It is important to view cure as a process. It is very rare that we see
a miracle cure, although these occasionally happen. Invariably,
it takes time and effort on the part of both homeopath and patient. It
may be that the first remedy given does not bring about a complete cure
and only brings about some temporary improvement. In such a situation,
more than one remedy will be required to complete the curative process.
If this happens, it is vital not to give up hope, but to invest time and
be patient. The human body-mind is very complex and we cannot expect to
fully understand it in just one, two or sometimes three sessions.
long will homeopathy take to cure me?
is a process that cannot be rushed. Every individual will react differently
to remedies, depending on many factors. Such influencing factors include
family history, amount of medication used over the lifetime, the strength
of the immune system, the general energy and vitality of the individual,
and physical or emotional circumstances that may affect the individuals
well-being. It is, therefore, virtually impossible for a homeopath to
predict the length of time required for cure, although an educated guess
can be made in most cases, based on past experience.
Certain conditions are complicated and will require a minimum amount of
time to be sure that a complete cure has been brought about. For example,
hayfever will take an absolute minimum of two seasons, but usually three,
to bring about a complete cure (it will improve and decrease in intensity
over this time). Your homeopath will be able to advise you further on
you will probably have gathered, the prescription of a homeopathic remedy
is based on a collection of symptoms, not on the name of the presenting
disease. However, homeopathy has been proved particularly useful in the
sort of conditions can homeopathy treat?
Acne, Insomnia, Anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Arthritis, Low Energy,
Asthma, M.E, Childhood behavioural
problems, Menstrual or Menopausal
Migraines, Digestive Disorders, Poor immune system, Eczema,
Pregnancy fitness, Glandular Fever, Sinusitis, Hayfever,
The underlined conditions have corresponding case studies which can be read.