Homeopath – Catherine Lanigan
Catherine Lanigan – Registered Homeopath (Ad. Dip. Hom.)
I am available on the following days:
Monday: Metung (home visits)
Tuesday: Bairnsdale (Bairnsdale Natural Health Centre)
Wednesday: Orbost (East Gippsland Osteopathic Clinic)
Thursday: Lakes Entrance (Purpose in the Hub)
Friday: Sale (East Gippsland Osteopathic Clinic)
Homeopathy is a 200 year old system of medicine which uses natural, non-toxic remedies. In classical homeopathy which I practise, a detailed case history is taken to work out which of thousands of possible remedies is most appropriate for the individual and the symptoms they are presenting with.
Homeopathy is used by 200 million people worldwide and is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a valid form of healthcare. It is a traditional medicine and may be used alongside conventional treatments and medications where applicable or required.
Homeopathy aims to treat the whole person, taking into account personality, lifestyle and hereditary factors as well as the history of the disease. Since all patients are unique, homeopathic medicines are prescribed to treat patients as individuals. For example, migraines in different patients would each be treated with different medicines, according to the patient’s individual symptoms.
Homeopathy can be of benefit to anyone at any stage of life, from babies to the elderly. It may be used in the management of a wide range of illnesses and conditions including, for example:
• Acute complaints – coughs, colds, earache, food poisoning, hangover, travel sickness etc.
• Chronic complaints – skin conditions, hormone imbalances, mood swings, headaches, behavioural problems, digestive disturbances, arthritis, sleep disturbances, allergies, etc.
• First aid situations – bites, stings, hives, injuries, trauma, emotional shock etc.
• Vague symptoms – where there are no identifiable causes of disease, but the person feels far from well
Many people mistakenly think that “Homeopathy” and “Naturopathy” are one and the same thing. Naturopathy is a broad-spectrum practice which includes a number of natural therapies, and practitioners are likely to prescribe multiple medicines and treatments such as herbs, nutritional supplements, diet and iridology, and may include broadly prescribed homeopathics as well. Naturopaths are often considered to be the ‘General Practitioners’ of natural therapies, whilst homeopathy is a specialist and separate therapy in its own right.
Homeopathy was developed by German physician and chemist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), based on the principle of “let like cure like”. This law or principle is based on a long held belief as far back as Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, that substances that produce symptoms in a healthy individual can be used to treat similar symptoms in a sick person.
Thus homeopathic treatment is believed to stimulate the body’s ability to fight infection and susceptibility to disease.
Homeopathic medicines are made from a variety of sources, such as plants, animals and minerals. They are prepared according to strict guidelines set out in international pharmacopoeias and under the control of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Since the medicines are very diluted, homeopathic medicines are considered gentle in their action when prescribed by a registered homeopath.
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