Homeopathy is a natural therapy that uses nano-doses of specially prepared remedies to stimulate the body to heal itself. It improves the body’s powers of recovery and strengthens resistance to illness. In addition, and just as important, effective homeopathic treatment increases energy and enhances the sense of well being and fulfillment.
Homeopathy has been used worldwide by millions of people for over 200 years and it is currently the fastest growing complementary therapy in the USA.
Scientific studies have shown that homeopathy can help in a wide range of conditions—physical, mental and emotional. A recent research review concluded that it was found to be effective in over 80% of well conducted studies, in conditions ranging from allergies to arthritis. In Switzerland, homeopathy is now part of the country's health insurance system.
Homeopathic remedies are made by a carefully controlled process and are the only natural medicines to be FDA approved. They are pleasant tasting and safe for babies and children. Their use is also safe for pregnant and nursing mothers.
A Different Perspective
Conventional medicine views the body as a collection of parts governed by biochemical factors and threatened by external disease-causing agents. In order to fight disease, conventional medicine opposes these factors, using drugs to alter the body’s internal chemistry, or to kill invading bacteria. Unfortunately, this approach often results in unwanted side effects, and in the long term may weaken the body’s overall state of health.
Homeopathy works in a different way. It considers the body to be an integrated whole, and aims to strengthen the entire system. Symptoms are viewed as the body’s attempts to fight disease, and also as crucial clues that can lead the homeopath to a remedy capable of stimulating the body’s own healing powers.
Seeking the Cause
In long term or chronic ailments, the most effective homeopathic treatment seeks to discover the underlying cause of a person’s trouble. In order to achieve this, an in-depth consultation is required, which inquires into the details of medical and life history. This consultation is an intense conversation with a healing intent.
The homeopath first listens carefully to your description of your health problem, then asks questions to gain the detailed and precise information needed to select the most similar remedy. The homeopath does not just ask what ails you, but also who ARE you, not only now, but from birth on. When this is done, healing can be profound and long lasting, leading to a greatly enhanced sense of well being and fulfillment.
In acute ailments, the homeopath does not need to go into such depth. Remedies can act very quickly in acute illnesses, sometimes within minutes.
Based on Clear Principles
Homeopathy is a therapeutic system based on testing remedies on healthy human volunteers (never on animals), and is the result of over 200 years of careful clinical observation. This has given rise to a set of clearly defined principles, which include: