Homeopathy a Holistic Approach

Homeopathy is a complimentary therapy and uses a holistic approach. It is holistic because Homeopaths look at each persons mind, body and emotions when they are in consultation. Each session gives the Homeopath a good overall picture of the client and during each session the Homeopath then fits the remedy according to each persons symptoms.

Homeopathy and the principle of ‘like treats like’

The concept of ‘Like treats Like’ is more well known as ‘Like cures Like’ and this concept is largely inspired by the great Greek Physician and ‘Father of Medicine’, Hippocrates.

“By similar things a disease is produced and through the application of the like is cured”. Hippocrates (460-377 BC), ‘Father of Medicine’.

Homeopaths treat clients according to their ‘symptom picture’. To understand each clients symptom picture the Homeopath takes a detailed case of each person and matches the remedy according to the mental, emotional or physical symptoms that are apparent at the time in the consultation.

As an example, each remedy has an individual profile similar to that of each person.
The Homeopath then matches the remedy and person symptom profile and gives a homeopathic dose that encourages the body’s systems to rebalance.

This is where the principle of ‘Like treats Like’, comes from and this system of complementary medicine was devised by a German Physician Dr Samuel Hahnemann. His original intention for creating Homeopathy was to find a system of treatment to reduce harmful side effects to his patients.


The aim of Homeopathy is to stimulate the natural body’s systems that rebalance the mind, body and emotions. The remedies  given by a Homeopath are specific to each person and the potencies can vary according to the pathology of each individual.

Through 200 years of practice and observation the Homeopathic remedy kit has expanded to over 3000 usable remedies. It is estimated about 6million people in the UK use Homeopathy, and 100million in Europe. Of the 42 countries in Europe Homeopathy is practiced in 40.

People of all ages seek homeopathy for a myriad of reasons. There is no age limit with homeopathy, we see pregnant women or parents with new-borns, the elderly, executives, even famous people and sports personalities use homeopathy. Paul McCartney, Usain Bolt, Jennifer Aniston, Prince Charles, Cher, Kim Cattrall, Cindy Crawford, Hilary & Bill Clinton, David Beckham and Tina Turner are just to name a few


The Homeopathy Practitioners at Keats are James Lawrence and Joanne Permaul

Our two Keats Homeopaths are both Registered with the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths.