Homeopathy is a complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). This means that its different from treatments that are part of conventional Western medicine. It's based on concepts developed in the 1790s by a German doctor called Samuel Hahnemann.
Homeopathy is a therapeutic treatment method that uses natural substances to relieve symptoms. It derives from the Greek words homeo, meaning "similar," and pathos, meaning "suffering" (such as the pathology of a disease). Homeopathy operates on a "like cures like" principle that has been used empirically for more than 200 years and continues to be confirmed in pharmacological research and clinical studies.
A central principle of homeopathy is based on a process of dilution and shaking, called succession. It is believed that the more a substance is diluted in this way, the greater its power to treat symptoms. Homeopathic remedies consist of natural (plants and minerals) substances that have been diluted many times in water until there is none or almost none of the original substance left.
Homeopathy is considered an energy medicine because it works with the Vital force rather than on the cellular structure of the body and does not interfere with conventional medications. So you can continue following your doctor's recommendations while pursuing alternative methods like homeopathy.
Homeopathy nudges your energetic system to re-align with its highest performance and take care of the imbalances restoring you back to health. You may find that symptoms you once had in the past return in the reverse order that you originally experienced them. This means that you are actually healing back to your purest state. The symptoms are just signs that you are still dealing with previous energetic imbalances. This process usually is quick, but like peeling back the layers of an onion to get to what is inside you will often experience old symptoms briefly before you get back to your optimum health.
Homeopathy is used to "treat" an extremely wide range of conditions whether acute or chronic, including physical conditions such as asthma and psychological conditions such as depression. The treatments can be given in a therapeutic manner to treat the symptom or in a holistic manner which is referred to as Classical Constitutional Homeopathy which treats the whole person.
What this means is a person suffering from symptoms can be treated with microdoses of a substance capable of producing similar symptoms in a healthy person. It is said that homeopathic medicines stimulate the body's physiological reactions that restore health. This is accomplished with a very low risk of side effects due to the use of microdoses.
Homeopathy in Action
An example of how homeopathic medicines work is the similarity of symptoms between allergies and chopping onions. When you cut into an onion, your eyes will water and your nose runs. If similar symptoms appear after contact with pollen or a pet, the homeopathic medicine most appropriate to treat these symptoms is made from a tiny amount of onion. Instead of masking symptoms, the medicine sends the body a signal to help it rebalance and heal.
The Benefits of Homeopathy and You
A natural choice. The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines are made from diluted extracts of plants, animals, minerals, or other raw substances found in nature. Homeopathy is safe, effective, affordable, non-habit forming, and comprehensive with no side effects. It can be applied to health problems with mental, emotional, and physical symptoms. It is easily adaptable for self-care.
Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and prepared by licensed companies like Washington Homeopathic Products using strict guidelines of the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).
Nearly all homeopathic medicines are available over the counter without a prescription. Homeopathic medicines are safe with no side effects.
Some of the most common conditions that people seek homeopathic treatment for are:
mental health conditions, such as depression, stress and anxiety
allergies, such as food allergies
dermatitis (an allergic skin condition)
high blood pressure
But homeopathy treats the whole person so all your ailments can be addressed in the Classical approach to treatment. The symptoms are just indications that there is something deeper going on in the energy field that must be uncovered. You can make minute adjustments and the whole system begins to realign.
For Everyday Use
Similar to other over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, homeopathic medicines can be used to relieve symptoms of a wide range of common health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, arthritis pain, muscle pain, and teething.
Safe and reliable. Homeopathy has been used for more than 200 years, building a remarkable safety record and generating a great body of knowledge. Homeopathic medicines do not mask symptoms, are not contraindicated with pre-existing conditions, and are not known to interact with other medications or supplements, making them one of the safest choices for self-treatment.
Homeopathic medicines are manufactured according to the highest standards, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations and the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).
More choices and preferences. Homeopathic medicines are available in a variety of dosage forms such as gels, ointments, creams, syrups, eye drops, tablets, and suppositories.
Noted supporters include Bill Clinton, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, John D. Rockefeller (who used homeopathy throughout his long -- 98 years -- life) Cindy Crawford (who showed her WHP kit on the Oprah Show), and many others. Jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie said, "There have been two revelations in my life -- the first was be-bop and the second was homeopathy.” Mother Teresa added homeopathic care to the services of her missions. Mikhail Gorbachev awarded a Soviet physician a gold medal for his work in homeopathy. Vincent Van Gogh’s painting of his homeopathic physician, Dr. Gachet sold for $82.5 million, one of the highest prices ever paid.
What You Should Expect in a Consultation
A homeopathic consult takes about 90-120 minutes (about 2 hours). It takes the form of a question-and-answer session. I want to get to know everything I can about you so that I can make a sound decision about what remedy to give you. It's quite informal, we only talk. You never have to undress and I don't run any tests or use any instruments on you. This means that it is completely possible to do it entirely remotely.
It is important that I learn everything I can about what you are dealing with and what makes you tick; what are your fears and worries, what makes you happy, what makes you sad, and how you feel about your illness - what effect it's having on your life.
Your remedy presents itself to me both intuitively and by cross-checking many medical manuals .
The remedies are sent directly to your home so you never have to worry about filling a prescription and there are no additional costs.
In about two weeks after taking your remedy, we have a phone consultation to see how you are responding to the remedy. One month after our first appointment together you will need a follow-up appointment. These appointments take 15 minutes to an hour, depending on what we need to discuss.
At that time I might adjust your remedy or tell you to take it again. Sometimes you only need one dose of a remedy and sometimes you might need to take it for longer. Chronic conditions that you have suffered from for some time may need unraveling carefully and can take time. To give you the best possible outcome I might also make other recommendations to you such as changes to your diet or changes to your lifestyle. Those who have the best outcomes are those who are willing to do all that it takes to get healthy.