What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural and scientific system of medicine
that stimulates the body to heal itself. It addresses the
fact that all symptoms of dis-ease are imbalances
within the individual that must be treated on a holistic level.
Thus, in homeopathy we treat the disharmony occurring in the
patient as opposed to merely the “disease” state.
With homeopathy, the healing process of the body is activated
by remedies which consist of diluted substances from plants,
minerals or animal products. These medicines are safe and
highly effective. These substances are repeatedly diluted
and vigorously shaken (succussion). This process, known as
potentization, diminishes the drug’s poisonous properties,
which at the same time increases its healing effects. Homeopathic
remedies can be used to treat a specific problem, to support
resistance to disease, or to strengthen the body in general.
What can it treat?
Homeopathic remedies have the ability to improve the functioning
of a particular physiological process, organ, organ system
or the body as a whole, and/or prevent or treat a disease
or the symptoms thereof. Homeopathic treatment can be particularly
useful in deep-seated, chronic conditions that have developed
over a long period of time, frequently accompanied by a general
deterioration of health. It treats and is successful for health
issues that have not been able to be addressed by allopathic
medicine. Thus, homeopathy can be used for many health issues
including chronic diseases such as Lupus, MS, IBS, Diabetes,
Rheumatoid Arthritis and many others. It is also very helpful
for different conditions associated with menopause, PMS, digestion
and sexual function.
Acute ailments such as injury, colds, flu, and ear infections
can also be healed with homeopathy. A well-chosen homeopathic
remedy can produce dramatic improvement in acute conditions
(i.e., viral infections, physical injuries) by significantly
reducing the intensity and recovery time. Even in advanced
stages of pathology, in which cure may not be possible, homeopathy
can alleviate or reduce severe symptoms, including pain, vomiting,
anxiety or fear.
How does it work?
Healing is initiated when the remedy stimulates the body’s
own power to heal itself. Evidence of your body’s amazing
ability to heal can be observed in the process of a scab forming
over a cut. However, healing does not always occur this fast
and many times our body needs a gentle push in the right direction.
Homeopathic remedies provide this push and therefore, the
body’s own attempts at healing are supported and honored
as opposed to subdued and ignored. Remedies have amazing healing
capacities and the energy of the remedy affects the vital
energy of the body directly, like a key, which is able to
unlock the dysfunctional system. The remedy that is prescribed
is normally in pill form and are administered under the tongue.