What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathic treatment stimulates YOUR innate healing power, so that all your body systems function at their highest possible level. As you move toward your optimal level of health, you will feel better in yourself overall. As your symptoms improve, your body defenses become stronger and more vital. The homeopathic remedy helps your body initiate the process of healing and maintains that process.
The principles of homeopathy were first formulated at the end of the eighteenth century by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician. The validity of Hahnemann's ideas has been demonstrated for over 200 years.
Law of Similars. This is homeopathy's guiding principle. It states that any substance which can cause a set of symptoms in a healthy person can cure those same symptoms in a sick person. Obviously, the substance the homeopath prescribes for the sick person is extremely diluted, so not to cause harm. The diluted remedy sparks the healing process. “Like cures like.”
Whole Person. As homeopaths, we view YOUR health as a whole picture, rather than a group of isolated symptoms or a Western diagnosis. We select the remedy which best corresponds to your total state. We pay close attention to important indicators of general health, incuding:
* Level of vitality
* Stress factors
* Emotional state
* Physical symptoms.
Minimum dose. We always give you the smallest possible dose of your homeopathic prescription. After we prescribe the dose, we monitor your response carefully, and we repeat or change the remedy as necessary.
Origin of remedies
Homeopathic remedies are derived from plants, minerals and other naturally-occurring substances. They are prepared via a unique, highly controlled process of dilution, which renders them non-toxic.
Since homeopathy is used to treat people rather than illnesses, anyone can benefit from homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy works effectively for a wide variety of acute and chronic problems including infectious disease, allergies, gynecological difficulties, digestive problems, etc. Homeopathy also strengthens your individual resistance, which is great preventative medicine!
Limitations of Homeopathy
Homeopathy does have its limitations. People suffering from heart disease, advanced arthritis, congenital abnormalities or surgical conditions experience less benefit. Those who suffer from such conditions do become stronger and more comfortable with homeopathy.