Homeopathy is a gentle system of medicine that approaches each patient as a unique individual. It uses highly diluted substances, given in either tablet or liquid form, with the aim of stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Based on individual symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient. This medical system was developed by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, in 1796 and has been used world-wide ever since.
Homeopathic medicines, referred to as "remedies", contain such tiny doses of the curative substance that they are completely non-toxic and do not interfere with conventional medical treatment. The remedies are safe to use during pregnancy, and can be given to babies and children.
Homeopathic medicine is holistic ie. it treats the person as a whole, rather than treating specific diseases. Therefore, a medical diagnosis is not required to begin homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy treats the patient who has symptoms, rather than treating the disease. Therefore Homeopathy can help to alleviate symptoms and support the health of the patient in any disease, or during any epidemic.
In many countries of the world, Homeopathy is the preferred form of medical treatment.
I have trained and worked in Ghana as a homeopath, and there is a great need for homeopathic clinics and colleges in Africa. For more information, visit the Ghana Homeopathy Project.