Homoeopathy aims to stimulate the body's own healing responses.

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is a complete system of medicine developed by German physician and chemist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), based on the principle of "let likes cure like."

Hahnemann found that many substances, when administered to healthy people, could produce symptoms similar to those experienced by sick people. He also found that illnesses could be cured by using small, specially prepared doses of these substances, if prescribed on the basis of similarity of symptoms.

In the last 200 years the clinical effectiveness of Homoeopathy has been clearly demonstrated and today Homoeopathy is used worldwide.

It is used in the treatment of chronic illness, acute conditions and minor accidents requiring first aid.

Homoeopathic remedies are derived from a variety of substances: plants, minerals, animals, diseases or products of disease. Practitioner prescribed Homoeopathic remedies can be used safely in conjunction with Allopathic (traditional Western medicine) without concern about altering the effectiveness of that treatment. Polly works in conjunction with your medical practitioner and any prescribed medications to achieve your optimum health.

Conventional medicine is based primarily on the concept that diseases are caused by harmful organisms such as bacteria and viruses. Treatment aims to either kill these organisms or to oppose the resulting local symptoms with drugs.

Homoeopathy views many symptoms in its quest to treat underlying tendencies to ill health. In this context, mental and emotional symptoms can sometimes play an important part in understanding the patient's susceptibility.

Homoeopathic treatment strengthens a person's health, acting as a catalyst, stimulating and directing the body's ability to fight infection as well as resolving any underlying susceptibility to disease.

Homoeopathy is a form of medicine that is not habit-forming; nor does it cause side effects, as is frequently the case in conventional medicine.

Polly has trained in both Classical and Modern Homoeopathy (both in Australia and overseas) and Polly Clinic is able to offer both Classical and Modern homoeopathic treatments.

Classic: Using a singular "Constitutional" remedy to treat the patient (as a whole).

Modern: Using remedies according to the symptom picture or acute conditions. Eg 'Apis' derived from the sting of a bee to treat bee-sting symptoms.