Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side-effects. This means when used properly under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by individuals of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Homeopathy is a organic form of treatment used by over 200 million people globally to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts. The holistic nature of homeopathy indicates that each individual is treated as a unique person and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all taken into consideration for the control and prevention of disease. Taking all these aspects into account a homeopath will opt for the most suitable medicine based on the individual’s particular symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability.