What is Homeopathy?
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy uses safe, nontoxic doses of natural substances to stimulate your body's natural healing ability. When the energy for healing comes from within, the result is quicker recovery, no toxic side effects, a more stable system and better long-term resistance to disease. The goal of homeopathic treatment is rapid, gentle and permanent healing.
Homeopathy is used around the world in clinics, homes and hospitals to treat a wide variety of complaints, from epidemic illness to chronic disease. Homeopathic remedies never overpower your body with chemicals or compromise your immune system. Their manufacture is regulated and approved by the FDA.
There is no law, natural or otherwise, that says effective medicine has to be dangerous. It simply needs to be able to exert an effect on the body. If medicine is applied correctly, this principle can prompt the body to do its own healing, which lasts longer than relying on chemicals to suppress symptoms. Homeopaths match all the symptoms of the disease to one remedial substance, and give that substance in a dose just big enough to get a response.
This is like giving your body a hint every day, asking it to do things just a little bit differently. As your system moves toward more stability and resilience, overall health improves. Simply improving your general health can often be enough to address long-standing issues like chronic inflammation, overreactions to the environment (allergies), sleep and mood disorders, low energy, painful menstrual cycles ... (the list of ailments your body can maintain through poor functioning goes on and on).
In acute complaints like colds and flus and injuries, homeopathic treatment helps the body to find the quickest and most effective way to bounce back.
When to See a Homeopath
- You are looking for a safe, natural way to keep your family healthy.
- You suffer from a chronic condition for which conventional treatment promises no improvement, only permanent drug therapy and a slower decline in health.
- The doctor says you are fine even though you do not feel well.
- You have strong reactions to conventional drugs.
- You are looking for a gentle, holistic approach to long-term health.
- You would like to recover a sense of well being.
One of the great strengths of homeopathy is that it can help when you just do not feel well. Many people suffer from depression, anxiety, low energy, muscle and joint pains, poor sleep, various allergic sensitivities and other vague complaints for which conventional medicine has only long-term drug therapy. Homeopathy is able to heal and strengthen long before things deteriorate to the point of needing interventions like strong drugs or surgery. Homeopathy is also quite effective alongside conventional treatments.
Can homeopathy treat my disease?
People who are used to conventional medical treatment, especially people who have received a serious diagnosis, naturally want to know, "Can homeopathy help my medical condition?" The universal answer is this: If your body is strong enough to respond to a remedy, then homeopathy can help you.
In the holistic view of illness, disease affects the entire organism. Symptoms that occur in various parts of the body are related to this system-wide disturbance. Just as serious systemic illnesses like lupus come with skin symptoms, so skin complaints like eczema are also associated with deeper health problems (allergies, usually). The goal of homeopathic treatment, then, is to address this system-wide disturbance, improving the person's overall health and allowing the body to heal the physical complaints on its own.
The goal of homeopathy is to make you stronger so that your body can heal itself. This holistic approach makes homeopathy useful anytime your health is less than optimal.