What is Homoeopathy?
Homoeopathy is based on the concept of "like cures like". It means that a substance that causes symptoms of a disease can treat those symptoms when administered in small doses. For example, poison ivy, which causes swelling, redness and swelling of the skin, can be used to clear the symptoms. In homoeopathy, two central techniques are used: repeated dilutions of the substance, until there's barely any of its active ingredient left, followed by succussion, or rapid shaking after each dilution to infuse its energy.
What are the Benefits of Homoeopathy?
Homoeopathic remedies support the body's natural healing abilities. It has been used for centuries to ward off disease and maintain health. Acute and chronic conditions can benefit massively from this healing system, including:
- Skin conditions
- Back pain
- High blood pressure
- Cuts and wounds
- Digestive issues
- Respiratory tract infections
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle pain
How Much Does Homoeopathy in Adelaide Cost?
The cost of seeing a homoeopath in Adelaide ranges from $100 to $120 depending on the type and number of remedies prescribed. Other factors that affect pricing are the location of the consultation, as telemedicine or online consultation is relatively less costly than a face-to-face visit, and the duration of the treatment.
How Many Homoeopaths are Practising in Adelaide?
In the 2019 World Health Organization report on the use of traditional and complementary medicine around the world, Australia has 235 homoeopaths. About 6% of this workforce is based in Adelaide and other parts of South Australia.
How Many People in Adelaide Use Homoeopathy?
The highest prevalence of homoeopathy use in Australia was found in South Australia by a 2007 Australian study (Xue et al.). About 9% of 87 survey respondents in Adelaide and other parts of the region reported having used homoeopathic remedies, while close to 5% reported having sought the advice of a homoeopath for a variety of health issues.