Updated: Oct 14, 2021
What Is Homeopathy?
In today's conventional practice, the physician spends very little time with the patient. A physician may listen to what is wrong and just give some medication for a particular symptom only but a Homeopath will inquire into the cause behind the trouble and go to the root of the illness or disease. Homeopathy looks beyond the labels of illness/disease to cure their causes rather than merely their symptoms and stimulates the body’s own natural healing powers to bring health, vitality and well-being.
Homeopathy is highly individualized and based upon a holistic assessment. A person’s specific symptoms, medical and lifestyle history and body type and structure are carefully examined in diagnosis.
Homeopathy works on the concept of “like cures like”. Nano-doses of an active ingredient from natural substances that in a healthy person would produce symptoms of the illness/disease are used to treat health issues. Characteristics of the medicine should be as similar as possible to the characteristics of the illness in the patient. The more detailed the understanding of the symptom nuances of the patient, the more accurate the prescription.
Remedies consist of nano-doses of minerals, herbs or animal products. Concentration and dosage amounts are based on a complete understanding of the patient as well as includes supporting laboratory tests. The lab results are always considered along with the patient’s symptoms, needs and history.
No Side Effects
The remedies are prepared in such dilution that they are absolutely harmless and without any adverse side effects. Unlike antibiotics and other medicines, homeopathic medicines will not hamper digestion; lower immune resistance; not likely to produce allergic reactions and are safe in the long term if taken as directed by a homeopathic practitioner.
The philosophy behind this method of treatment is that it helps stimulate the body’s immune system, thus encouraging it to heal itself. The body has its own natural ability to heal itself, and the homeopathic medicine triggers this response with its ingredients.
Homeopathic medicines are non-toxic and harmless and do not have any adverse side effects. Patients unable to use conventional prescription drugs due to side effects can often safely use homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic medicines are natural, prepared from minute amounts of herbs, minerals and animal products
Homeopathic medicines are aimed at improving the level of health by stimulating the self-regulatory mechanism. Improving the level of health implies reducing any disease process as well as the susceptibility to illness and disease.