This term is used to describe what, until recently, has been a primarily Franco/German
approach to Homeopathy, where combinations have been developed containing many different
These have come to be known as 'complex' remedies and are very widely used throughout
Europe. As a result, Complex Homeopathy is growing in popularity in the USA and Australia
and has been steadily growing in this country.
The complex remedies are 'custom-built' for general problems as well as particular
ones, such as for circulatory problems or particular organ-remedies such as the heart
Purists would say that these remedies represent a ‘blunderbuss’ approach. Not truly
specific enough, there is a hope that perhaps they will hit the target and work for
the majority of people. (This is the approach that the pharmaceutical companies have
adopted ... and it requires less skill to prescribe accurately.)
However, in defence of complex homeopathic remedies, my experience is that they offer
a very useful extra 'tool' in the homeopath's toolbox, offering the ability for specific
detoxification of organs, and repair following chemical or medical damage.
When all is said and done, it’s a matter of what is appropriate and relevant to each
particular person ... the basis of homeopathy, after all.