Homoeopathy works by activating the body's "Vital Force", a term used by Samuel Hahnemann, who is the founder of Homoeopathy. It refers to the same energy system, which in Chinese Medicine is termed "Chi". The "Vital Force" enables the body to heal itself. We experience this when we have a cold or a simple injury, it clears up without treatment.
After a successful prescription, my clients often comment: "I have a lot more energy" or "I feel much better in myself". It means they experience an increase in vitality and a sense of wellbeing. It is through this new vitality that physical and emotional pain or dysfunction gets healed.
Homoeopathy is a unique system of medicines that operate directly on the energy level of human function. Because homeopathic preparations are administered in either pill or liquid form, they are often considered to be a kind of herbal medicine. In fact, they function much more like other energy-level treatments, such as acupuncture, qi gong, or reiki, than like chemically active substances such as drugs, herbs, or supplements.
It is not possible in a few paragraphs to even begin explaining how homoeopathy differs so profoundly in both preparation and administration from other medicinal substances. (See book reference below.) Suffice it to say that homeopathic remedies contain absolutely no elements that could ever cause chemical side-effects, toxicity, or dependence, making them one of the safest possible forms of treatment.
Homoeopathy does not merely treat symptoms. It directly reinforces the strength and efficiency of your life force, or Qi, which is responsible for maintaining the adaptability of your entire system. Your symptoms are part of the healing expression of your life force in its automatic response to the stresses it encounters. The job of the homeopath is to identify the relevant pattern of your symptoms and match it with the single homeopathic remedy that most fully reinforces your system's present pattern of healing. The innate healing processes behind your symptoms are thus powerfully supported in completing their work. Your symptoms resolve naturally as your system heals itself.
Homoeopathy safely and effectively treats both acute conditions, such as colds and flu, allergies and asthma, or migraines and muscle spasms, as well as deep constitutional issues, such as immune weakness and chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety, or menstrual disorders and irritable bowel. Like acupuncture, it operates on a level that influences virtually all of your physical systems. The ability to provide such fundamental healing support for both immediate needs and long term health make it an integral component of most Personal Health Programs.