What is Homeopathy Homeopathy is a pharmaceutical science. The remedies used are regulated by the FDA in the USA. Homeopathy was founded in the 18th century by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a physician and chemist. The ruling principle of homeopathy is the Law of Similars, which states, Let likes be cured by likes. Homeopathy is a holistic healthcare modality, which addresses acute, chronic and traumatic health problems.
Principles of Classical Homeopathy Remedies should be proven on healthy subjects to determine their field of action on the mental, emotional and physical levels. The symptoms of the patient should be matched to a remedy that has produced similar symptoms in the provings, or experiments on healthy volunteers. One remedy should be prescribed at a time based on similarity to the patients symptoms. The smallest possible dose should be administered that will produce a healing response. The practitioner should endeavor to make the healing process as gentle as possible and to try to minimize aggravations. With centesimal scale remedies the remedy should only be repeated when symptoms that have improved begin to relapse. The practitioner should match the strength or potency of the remedy with the patients vital force, or the level on which their illness resides.
The Source of the Remedies The remedies come from the animal, mineral, and plant kingdoms. They are also made from bacteria and viruses, or disease products. Some remedies are made from imponderables, such as sunlight, moonlight and x-rays. In recent years homeopaths have been studying the characteristics of remedies made from the different kingdoms to learn about their properties, and to understand how to apply them to sick people in a more scientific manner. An understanding of chemistry, biology, zoology and botany are advantageous to the homeopath and intertwined with homeopathy as the natural world is the source of our remedies
Remedies from the Animal and Mineral Kingdom On your left is a picture of the surucucu snake or Lachesis muta, one of the greatest additions to our materia medica. On your right is a picture of gold or Aurum metallicum, another one of our great constitutional remedies.
Who Can Homeopathy Help Homeopathy is good for babies and children. Homeopathy is good for the health problems of women, and for health issues relating to a womans reproductive cycle. Homeopathy is good for boys and men. Homeopathy is good for the elderly. Homeopathy is good for animals. People even treat their plants with homeopathy.
Conditions Homeopathy Can Treat Allergies Fever Anxiety and Fears Arthritis Headaches and Migraines Asthma Influenza Autism InsomniaColds and coughs Trauma and Injuries Ear infections or pain Warts
What Happens at a Visit to the Homeopath Your homeopath reviews your questionnaire before you come. They try to get to know you or your child and become familiar with your health problems. Since homeopathy looks at the whole person they will ask you questions about all aspects of your life. they will try to familiarize herself with your health and personal history. they tries to understand your emotional and mental health. they then type the case notes and keeps a record of all that transpires during the visit.
Receiving the Remedy Homeopathic remedies come in various strengths, dilutions and in various forms. The homeopath has to determine, which method of administration would be most suitable for you The homeopath carries a wide range of remedies in stock in various strengths. They will prepare the remedy that you need for you, or if They do not have it, they will ask you to purchase it from the pharmacy or order it for you. The homeopath gives you directions on how to take the remedy, and explains what kinds of reactions you may experience after taking the remedy.
The homeopath looks for obstacles to cure, which may be environmental influences, life-style challenges, or mental and emotional habits, which negatively impact your healing.
Scientific investigations have never found any healing benefits other than a placebo effect from homeopathic treatments, National Health and Medical Research Council released a draft information paper in April 2014 which saying that “there is no reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective for treating health conditions. The review summarised, No good-quality, well-designed studies with enough participants for a meaningful result reported either that homeopathy caused greater health improvements than a substance with no effect on the health condition (placebo), or that homeopathy caused health improvements equal to those of another treatment.
In an extreme case the scientific argument can be correlated to saying that there is no scientific evidence that it was specifically a placebo “homeopathic treatment is both effective and cost-effective.
There are at least 38% of European MDs who use homeopathic remedies to treat their patients. Homopathic treatment is very popular in the UK and other European countries such as Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. In the Netherlands 45 percent of physicians consider homeopathic medicines effective.
Highly dilute homeopathic remedies are devoid of side effects , Placebo who benefits patients one day but not the next , Giving a placebo to a patient with a serious condition may seriously endanger the health of that patient, It could be that the homeopathic consultation not the remedy is the element that improves clinical outcomes of patients after seeing a homeopath. Homotoxicology is the bridge between conventional medicine and homeopathy so this may be the answer
I have found Homeopathy to be effective in treating common non-serious ailments in babies and children and with no side effects. In adults there have been great results using Homeopathy and even more remarkable results in using Homotoxicology. Homeopathy is also very successful in treating emotional issues. This fact that is often overlooked by mainstream science, perhaps it is because Science is limited in measuring this domain.
A homeopath uses a holistic and patient-centered approach for prescribing remedies which makes it effective. In my opinion the effectiveness of therapy depends on the knowledge and experience of the homeopath in treating complex illness.