Oftentimes people assume that Homeopathy is like herbalism, vitamin therapy, allergy testing, naturopathy, colonic irrigation, beauty therapies or like some other alternative healthcare system. Homeopathy is none of these.
The word homeopathy has the prefix "home" in it and it gives the impression that homeopathy is synonymous with home remedies, food supplements, herbs, teas but it has nothing to do with those.
Homeopathy is a department of science in general medicine.
Homeopathy is a form of ultra-low dose medicine without side effects. It triggers the body’s innate healing.
Homeopathy is a 226 year old system of medicine that uses highly dilute substances to stimulate the body to bring itself back into balance and restore your overall health.
It is the 2nd largest medical system in the world with an estimation of over 500,000,000 people who use Homeopathy.
Homeopathic medicines help us to overcome disease by stimulating the body's natural healing abilities.
The Word 'Homeopathy' is formed from two Greek words and essentially means "like can cure like".
In 1796 The Homeopathic School of Medicine was founded by German physician Dr Samuel Hahnemann, who ranks with the greatest pioneers of scientific thought.
He observed that substances that are poisonous or inert in their crude or natural state can be used to cure that which they can cause. Hence the establishment of the principle of homeopathy: like cures like.
As an example, a Homeopathic remedy prepared from onions is used for the well-known symptoms that onions can cause: stinging, watering eyes and sneezing.
The process of preparing the plant into a Homeopathic remedy removes any toxic effects the crude substance might have.
The aim of the Homeopathic approach to illness is to remove the cause of the disease at its source.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from naturally occurring substances, mainly minerals and plants, and are without side effects.
It is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health.
It is extremely safe to use, even with infants and pets, has none of the side effects of many traditional medications.
The selection of the correct homeopathic remedy is the most important part of the process. In order to do this, the makeup of the individual – not only physically but mentally and emotionally, and in relation to his or her environment – is of vital importance.
This information is ascertained during the homeopathic consultation. The substance from which the remedies are obtained are derived from animal, vegetable or mineral sources. It is not the substance that produces the curative effect, but the inherent energy that is released from the substance when it is homeopathically prepared by the pharmacists trained in this speciality.
The purpose of the homeopathic remedy is to stimulate the natural healing potential of the body.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared in tablet, pillule, granules or liquid. They are simple to take – under the tongue, when the mouth is clean.
Homeopathic remedies should not be handled more than necessary. The patient is discouraged from taking any other strong stimulants, particularly coffee, mint or alcohol, while receiving homeopathic treatment.
Properly prepared and prescribed, homeopathic remedies are very safe and can be given to pregnant women, babies, children, and animals.
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How remedies are made
Each remedy is made from a small amount of a material which is crushed, diluted and shaken. This process is repeated a specific number of times to release the healing energy.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared under license in specialist pharmacies.
Some are skeptical about homeopathy because of the minute amount of substance in the remedies. Like many aspects of spearheading science, this challenges the traditionally held concept of matter. Scientists are still investigating the “how” of homeopathy but there is no question that the effects are measurable and have been replicated in numerous controlled studies.
Physicist Brian David Josephson has said:
“Simple-minded analysis may suggest that water, being a fluid, cannot have a structure of the kind that such a picture would demand. But cases such as that of liquid crystals, which while flowing like an ordinary fluid can maintain an ordered structure over macroscopic distances, show the limitations of such ways of thinking. There have not, to the best of my knowledge, been any refutations of homeopathy that remain valid after this particular point is taken into account.”(1)
Homeopathic remedies are a green medicine and do no harm to the environment because chemicals are not necessary for their production and the use of natural resources is kept to a minimum. Literally, thousands of doses can be made from a single substance sample, so homeopathy is ideal in terms of sustainability.
1. Dr. Brian D. Josephson’s (Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge) response to an article in the New Scientist (October 18, 1997) Ref: How Homeopathic Medicines Work: Nanopharmacology At Its Best
Take a look at this video from Helios Homeopathy, a pharmacy in England, demonstrating the meticulous process of making remedies.