Deciding whether or not to begin using homeopathy can be tricky, and finding authoritative information can also be difficult, especially online. You might find considering our pros and cons of homeopathy helpful, and we also strongly recommend that you consult the NHS website and speak to your doctor first, especially if you are thinking of opting out of mainstream medical care altogether or not having vaccinations.

 

Pros:

  • The chances of you experiencing side effects as a direct result of using homeopathic remedies are extremely small.
  • Homeopathic treatments only contain natural ingredients, usually derived from plants or minerals. The solutions are diluted many times over so there may only be the smallest trace, or even what practitioners call an ‘imprint’ of the active ingredient in the finished product.
  • Remedies are not addictive and you will not suffer withdrawal symptoms as you might after a course of mainstream medicine.
  • Homeopathic treatment is said to work gradually on the root cause of the complaint rather than aggressively attack the symptoms of it.
  • Homeopaths tailor your treatment individually, and consider your psychological state and spiritual wellbeing as well as the manifestations of your illness.
  • It is claimed that homeopathic medicine strengthens the immune system and enables the body to heal itself.
  • It can be used as a complimentary regimen alongside mainstream forms of medicine.

 

Cons:

  • There is no hard scientific evidence that homeopathy is effective in treating any form of medical condition.
  • The British government and National Health Service do not endorse the use of homeopathy.
  • It can be hard to find homeopathic treatment on the NHS.
  • Homeopathic practices are not subject to any form of legal regulation and you do not require any formal qualifications or training to set yourself up as a homeopathic physician.
  • Homeopathic appointments and medicine can be very expensive and courses of treatment can last for a long time.
  • Your medical condition may worsen considerably while undergoing a course of homeopathic medicine if you are not receiving traditional medical care at the same time.
  • Attempting to use homeopathy to treat a serious illness can be extremely dangerous.