Practitioner: Elin Alaw

Homoeopathy is based on the theory that `like cures like', or what is known as the Law of Similars. Essentially, a substance that produces certain symptoms in a healthy person can cure a sick person who presents with the same symptoms. Remedies are made from minute doses of substances taken from the plant, mineral and animal kingdoms. During the first consultation the homoeopath `takes the case', building up a picture of the totality of the person's symptoms and clarifying their unique mental, emotional and physical expression. Symptoms are seen as positive signs that the body is trying to defend itself from an underlying imbalance. This process is a helpful exploration for the patient too. Gradually the symptoms are traced back to the underlying cause as the pieces of the jigsaw begin to be more clearly identified. This pattern of symptoms is then matched with the homoeopathic remedy which is best suited to the individual picture.

Homeopathy is suitable for all ages and all diseases. Treatment is monthly and patients are encouraged to gradually take charge of their own health as the remedies stimulate their natural healing energy, restoring them towards a state of `ease'.