I was interested to see that my daughter’s GCSE Biology course explains very simply how homeopathy works: If you shower in cold water, your body temperature is higher after ten minutes than if you shower in hotter water. Why? Because our bodies are reacting in an opposite way to the stimulus in order to maintain a balance, which ensures ongoing health. It is only when our systems get out of balance that we develop chronic or recurring illness.
Homeopathy uses this ‘action and reaction’ by matching this imbalance with a remedy leading to the premise ‘like cures like’. Only this can stimulate your system to get back into balance when it is sick. When the body and mind are back in balance (homeostasis to be technical), there is no need to produce symptoms.
Try this out for yourself: next time you’re too hot, drink a nice cup of hot tea and your body is more able to cool down more easily. If you are a chilly person, have a cold shower in the morning and your blood will circulate more effectively, to keep you warm.