Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine developed by the German physician and scientist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). It's based on the principle of "like cures like,” also known as the Law of Similars. In short, his theory is that a substance that provokes one set of symptoms in a healthy individual will actually cure an unhealthy individual who suffers from similar symptoms.
Homeopathic remedies work by acting as a stimulus to bring the incoherent or “mistuned” frequencies within us back into equilibrium. For example, coffee stimulates the nervous system and the production of urine. But a homeopathic dose of coffee can cure a patient troubled with unusual mental activity and sleeplessness, together with excessive production of urine. What coffee can produce in the healthy, it can treat in the unwell.
Over the last 200 years, the clinical effectiveness of Homeopathy has been clearly demonstrated and is now employed across the world. Homeopathy is acknowledged by the World Health Organization as a valid form of health care.
According to the homeopathic understanding of disease, symptoms are exterior manifestations of an underlying disorder. In fact, symptoms are the expressions of the vital force reacting against a disease, not expressions of the disease itself.
Homeopathy creates balance and health by removing blockage and pain in the individual on mental, emotional and physical levels. With homeopathy, obstacles to wellness are addressed and cured, and balance and health are restored.
How does it differ from conventional medicine?
Conventional medicine is based primarily on the concept that diseases are caused by harmful organisms like bacteria and viruses. Treatment aims either to kill these organisms or oppose the resulting local symptoms.
In contrast, homeopathic treatment strengthens a person's health by acting as a catalyst to stimulate and direct the body's natural ability to fight infection. It also lessens any underlying susceptibility to disease.
Homeopathy uses a holistic approach that considers many symptoms in its quest to treat the underlying causes of ill health. Mental, emotional and physical symptoms all play an important part in determining treatment.
Put simply, homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body to recover itself. There is an important basic difference which exists between conventional medicine and homeopathy. Homeopathy's aim is to cure. Dr. Hahnemann called it “The complete restoration of perfect health.”
What are homeopathic medicines?
Many people confuse homeopathic medicine with herbal remedies and the broader field of alternative or natural medicine. Homeopathy has its own sophisticated system of using substances from plant, mineral, chemical, and animal sources, and has a fascinating and powerful method of strengthening the body’s own natural defenses. These remedies are made by Homeopathic Pharmacies in accordance with the FDA.
It's important to remember that a medicine is homeopathic only if it is taken based upon the similarity of the medicine to the illness. A medicine labeled "homeopathic" will work only if it is homeopathic (i.e. similar) to the symptoms presented.
Why should homeopathy be the first choice of treatment?
The beauty of homeopathy is that it not only initiates a healing response, but it encourages and respects the body's natural wisdom. Because symptoms represent the best efforts of the body's defenses against infection or stress, it makes sense to utilize medicines that mimic this defense, rather than inhibit or suppress it. When used properly, the principle of homeopathy is one of our most sophisticated healing strategies.
In homeopathy, symptoms are not something “wrong” with the body, but rather, they represent the efforts of the body and mind to defend and heal itself from a variety of agents and stresses. The body creates fever, inflammation, pain, discharge, or whatever is necessary in order to heal itself. While these symptoms represent the body’s best efforts to heal, they are not always successful. Ultimately, homeopathic remedies are some of the most powerful natural medicines available to stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal.
Medical science today increasingly recognizes symptoms as adaptive responses of the body. Standard texts of pathology define the process of inflammation as the manner in which the body seeks to wall off, heat up, and burn out infective agents or foreign matter. The cough has long been known as a protective mechanism for clearing breathing passages. Diarrhea has been shown to be a defensive effort of the body to remove pathogens or irritants more quickly from the colon. Discharges are understood as the body's way of ridding itself of dead bacteria, viruses, and cells. Even high blood pressure is an important defense and adaptation to the internal and external stresses a person experiences.
The origin of the word “symptom” is key to a better understanding the disease and healing processes. “Symptom” comes from a Greek root and refers to "something that falls together with something else." Symptoms are a sign or signal of something else, and treating them doesn't necessarily change their underlying cause. Just because a drug gets rid of a symptom doesn't mean that the person is cured. In fact, drugs that suppress or inhibit a symptom tend to provide only a guise of success, and usually lead to a longer and more serious illness. Using drugs to suppress symptoms is akin to pulling the plug on your car’s oil pressure warning light. Just because the light is turned off doesn’t mean that your car’s oil pressure is “cured.” In fact, ignoring that light may lead to your car’s breakdown.
When you recognize that symptoms are important and useful defenses, it makes sense to use fewer drugs that inhibit or suppress the wisdom of the body.
Our approach is based on the individual needs of our patients, and we've discovered through clinical practice that some patients need treatment with isopathy, a form of homeopathy. This is especially true for those with ASD, ADHD, and other neurological challenges. Isopathy is a step-by-step detoxification using homeopathically diluted and potentized doses of the substances that actually caused the disturbance in the first place. We use different potencies to clear out the energetic field of the patient from imprints of toxic substances or disease.
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