The Greek word homeopathy means similar suffering. As your homeopath I need to find the medicine or remedy, that when taken during a “proving” would produce a set of symptoms most similar to those you are suffering.
Homeopathic remedies have been clinically tested by being given to healthy people in repeated doses over a specified period of time. These people will then produce a particular set of symptoms. This is called a “proving”. All the physical and emotional symptoms produced by each person during a remedy proving are then carefully notated.
These symptoms are then collated into homeopathic repertories as paper or digital forms of reference. This process has been going on for many centuries. Now there are literally hundreds of “proven” remedies that I can access and use to my patients benefit. Proposed new remedies are undergoing this process right now.
Once I have found and prescribed the remedy that is most similar to your symptoms this may lead your body to re-activate its own healing process. This can reduce your symptoms whilst gently improving your health and wellbeing.
There is an enormous amount of information about the science of homeopathy on the internet. Here are some links you can explore: