What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine which looks to treat the 'whole' person, hence the term 'holistic' medicine. It has been in use for over 200 years and is one of the most widely used forms of medicine in the world today. By treating people as individuals, it can be used to address and offer treatment for both physical and emotional well being.

The principle behind Homeopathy is referred to as 'like cures like.' This essentially means that a substance which can cause symptoms, may also be able to be used to address those same symptoms in a person suffering from illness. An example would be the Homeopathic remedy 'Coffea' (coffee) – a stimulant which can sometimes cause temporary insomnia. When used as a homeopathic remedy, Coffea may be helpful in relieving symptoms of insomnia.

Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body's own healing response, working with the immune system. 

Homeopathic remedies, properly prescribed, are safe and can be given to adults, babies and children and also pregnant women. The reason for this is that such minute amounts of the medicinal substance are used in Homeopathic preparation. 

Homeopathy may be helpful in addressing physical and emotional ailments, to include:

  • Hormonal complaints
  • Migraines
  • Hayfever
  • Stress
  • Skin complaints
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and much more


"I have suffered with sinus problems for 25 years. It all started when I was 15. To start with it was current migraines once a month and then slowly sinus problems started. With constant pain behind the eyes and on my temples. I went to the doctors and they did put me on tablets but they didnt seem to work. I did have a nasal operation in my early twenties as my nasal passages are so narrow and I find it hard to breathe. The operation went well and for a year I had no headaches or sinus problems. Then gradually they started back up again. The doctor said a few years later I could have the operation again but I decided against it as it wasn't going to be a long lasting relief. I since then just got on with it and to be honest found it really hard some day as the pain can be so strong, it hurts my eyes to open. Like you do you just carry on and I work with children so there is no light relief. Someone said to me have you tried homopathy and I said no but I will give it a go.  It did take me while to pluck up the courage to phone Karen to make an appointment as I didn't believe it would help. I was anxious about my appointment but as soon as I met Karen she made me feel really relaxed. Karen has targeted my sinus problems, monthly cycle, allergies and general mood. I have been seeing Karen for over a year and a half and I certainly feel the remedies are doing their job at keeping the pain at bay. I have also recommended Karen to a friend who also feels she has worked her magic. Thank you Karen for all your dedication, hardwork and support." Clair Brown, Hailsham, East Sussex