Medical Homeopathy, your questions answered by Dr Jeni Worden

There are five NHS homeopathic hospitals in the NHS and qualified homeopathic doctors work in many other settings such as community-based clinics, general and private practices.

Homeopathy is a method of treating illnesses.

  • It works on the principle that 'like treats like'. An illness is treated with a medicine which in its full dose, could produce similar symptoms in a healthy person.
  • The active ingredients are given in highly diluted form to avoid toxicity. The risk of side effects from homeopathic remedies is negligible.
  • Homeopathy is successful in treating a wide range of conditions, often after conventional medicine has failed.
  • A patient's medical, social and psychological background are all taken in to account by the doctor when considering homeopathic remedies.
  • Homeopathic remedies may be used alongside conventional medicines, usually without ill effects.
British Homeopathic Association

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This page last updated 16/01/07