What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that was developed in Germany by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago. Today, this form of medicine is practiced in Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, and North America.
Homeopathic remedies are used to help stimulate the body’s defence system to achieve a natural cure. These remedies are made of natural substances that are diluted to a point where only an imprint of the original substance is found. As a result, no side effects are experienced. Remedies are carefully selected by the homeopath to match the person’s symptoms.
What can be treated with homeopathy?
Homeopathy restores and maintains health to women, men, children, babies, and seniors. Homeopathic remedies are used in acute and chronic conditions, such as:
- Children’s Behavioral Problems
- Heart conditions
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Colitis
- Peptic ulcers
- Prostate enlargement
- Respiratory disorders
Homeopathic remedies are safe and can be used during pregnancy and by persons who are already taking allopathic (conventional) medication.
During a homeopathic consultation, the practitioner asks a series of questions to understand the total picture of symptoms that are being expressed by the individual, to remove the underlying imbalance that is causing the illness on three levels (physical, mental, and emotional).
Your symptoms, family medical history, life style, and stress levels are discussed at this initial consultation and a homeopathic remedy is prescribed.
A homeopathic remedy can be administered in the form of granules, powder and drops.
A follow-up appointment is scheduled about 4 weeks after the initial consultation. This is an important part of the treatment process because it enables the practitioner to review the case and evaluate your progress. Based on the outcome of the follow-up, the next remedy is adjusted accordingly.
Duration of the homeopathic treatment
The duration of your treatment depends on various factors, including the cause of your illness, the number of years you have been in this condition, and the events that are currently affecting your life.
Need to know more about homeopathy?
If you would like to know more about homeopathic, this is a book I would recommend you to read: “Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicine” written by Stephen Cummings and Dana Ullman.
“This book provides a clear, readable, accurate presentation of the principles of homeopathic treatment. It will help people decide when this important form of alternative medicine is appropriate and most like to be effective.”
Andrew Weil, M.D.
Author of Natural Health, Natural Medicines
This book is great reference guide that introduces the reader to homeopathy and how to treat a wide range of common health problems. It contains step-by-step instructions for evaluating symptoms and selecting a remedy that best fits your symptoms.