Homeopathy is its own system of natural medicine used by over 200 million people for more than 250 years worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. Homeopathy is gentle, natural, without toxicity, and is suitable for adults, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Homeopathic medicines are called “remedies”. Remedies are derived from natural organic substances such as plants and minerals. Homeopathic remedies are prepared in licensed laboratories, under strict control. Remedies are usually taken in the form of a small tablet, granule, pellets, or liquid.
Homeopathy is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’: a substance that will cause symptoms or adverse effects in its raw form can actually relieve the same symptoms when diluted and taken in extreme minute doses as it stimulates an immune response. For instance, a patient suffering from allergies or common cold may benefit from the homeopathic remedy Allium cepa (derived from nanoparticles of red onion) because it produces similar symptoms such as watery eyes or a runny nose. Remedies are made from substances designed to initiate the body's healing process. Remedies are prepared (AKA -potentized) through a process of dilution and succussion (vigorous shaking) repetition.
Homeopathy is holistic - meaning all of the patient’s symptoms (mental, emotional, and physical) are taken into consideration by a homeopathic practitioner in terms of homeopathic remedy selection. No two patients are alike: two patients with the same virus or disease might experience different symptoms and completely different presentations. For instance, one person’s fever might be accompanied by chills while another patient is burning hot and covered in perspiration. Therefore, both patients require different and individual remedies. So, while a homeopath works in a similar way to a conventional doctor, a homeopathic practitioner will be interested in each patient as an individual and the unique way in which the individual's symptoms affect them. A homeopath will ask questions about the patient’s current symptoms and complaints, lifestyle, medical history, and state of mind before prescribing the indicated individualized homeopathic remedy.
Classical homeopathy is very effective in treating chronic conditions such as allergies, eczema, acne, asthma, thyroidism, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes (type 2), chronic pain, behavioral disorders, ADD/ADHD, autism, arthritis, psoriasis, uterine fibroids, reproductive issues, neurological conditions, GI issues, vaccine injury, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and more. In addition, homeopathic treatment for common colds, influenza, ear infections, fever, injuries, and other acute or first aid emergencies and conditions is highly effective, and recovery is expedient without harmful side effects. While homeopathy is a safe and natural alternative treatment, it’s always best to consult with a certified and registered professional homeopath for the best results as choosing the correct remedy for each individual patient is a complex science.
"Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health".
-National Center for Homeopathy
"Homeopathic treatment is fully compatible with known laws of healing; it works synergistically with the body's microbiome and immune system and it demonstrates superior environmental sustainability. In short, it provides one of the safest and most efficacious methods of treating and resolving illness ever described in the history of medicine".
-The American Institute of Homeopathy
The best foundation for health and disease prevention is good nutrition. The use of whole organic foods and nutritional supplements in a health-promoting diet can help to prevent the onset of many chronic diseases, maintain optimal health, and manage existing chronic illness.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
“Leave thy drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.”
Herbs have promoted healing and assisted in disease prevention for thousands of years. The proper use of appropriate herbal supplements can improve energy, heal and detoxify, and help the body to reestablish healthy function and homeostasis.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
Mental wellness, exercise, diet, and general lifestyle choices are all important components of daily health and disease prevention. Lifestyle counseling might include facets of direction and recommendations in the importance of exercise and weight loss, and advice regarding more healthful choices in diet and what might be important to include or to avoid in one's diet. Studies have shown that patients may gain long term positive outcomes from lifestyle counseling.
Some examples of lifestyle counseling include:
– Suggestions to achieving or maintaining a healthy weight
– Encouragement and nutritional direction for eating a balanced diet
– Exercise planning
– Mental and physical wellness lifestyle recommendations