The Wonder of Homeopathy
By Liz Keegan
Homeopathy treats individuals rather than diagnosed diseases, and it recognises that individual people function on several levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. The aim of the treatment is to get to the root of the problem. The Greek physician and teacher Hippocrates emphasised the importance of accurate observation of the patient, saying, ‘I would rather know what kind of person has a disease, than what kind of disease a person has’.
I have been interested in complementary medicine for many years, so six years ago I decided to take the plunge and enrolled in the Irish School of Homeopathy for their four-year teaching course. I decided on homeopathy as my future profession after seeing how effective it can be, even in the case of serious illness.
A close member of my family suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for years. After
trying all conventional treatments, she decided to give homeopathy a go. Initially her condition got slightly worse, but it had been explained to her by her homeopath that this sometimes happens and is usually a sign that the treatment is starting to work.
Over the course of my studies and in my own practice at the Novara Centre in Bray, I have seen many cases like this. Her condition improved – so much so, that she is now off all medication and her quality of life has greatly improved.