About Homeopathy

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Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and natural system of healing that works holistically with your body, mind, emotions and spirit to alleviate symptoms, restore healthy balance and improve overall health. It is very safe to use, even babies, pregnant women and pets can use homeopathy without any side effects.

For hundreds of years homeopathy has been used successfully to treat many different illnesses, including colds, ear infections, migraines/headaches, asthma, depression, infertility, and many, many more. Many people seek out homeopathy for very challenging health complaints that no other medicine has helped with. Additionally, homeopathy is recognized by the World Health Organization as the second largest therapeutic system in the world. It's very popular in India, South America, and Europe, while millions of other people benefit from its use around the world.

Many people confuse homeopathy and naturopathy. Homeopathy is not an umbrella term for many different therapies. It should not be confused with herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, or Naturopathy (although Naturopaths do use homeopathy). Homeopathy is a system of healing based on its own principles:

Like cures like: This principle was taught over 2,000 years ago by Hippocrates, and was more formally systematized over 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann (founder of Homeopathy). This principle states that substances that are capable of causing disorder in healthy subjects are used as medicines to treat similar symptoms experienced by people who are ill. A good example of this is to think of Coffee. If you give a person coffee who isn't used to drinking caffeine, they will feel sped up, have heart palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, and possible nausea. If a person has those symptoms without drinking coffee, then the homeopathic remedy Coffea would be well indicated to help that person heal. The remedy stimulates the natural vital response of the body.

Minimum dose: In order to produce as little side effects as possible, homeopathic preparations are given in minimum doses. Often times, drugs and natural supplements are given to a person in material doses and can cause unwanted side effects (even natural supplements). Homeopaths curtail this problem by giving the smallest possible dose with maximum beneficial effects. Dosage is individual for each person.

Totality of Symptoms: Homeopathy is such a beautiful holistic medicine because it covers every aspect of a person. Homeopathic remedies are selected based on the totality of your symptoms. Homeopaths believe that disease doesn't only exist on the level of the body and therefore take mental and emotional symptoms into consideration too.

Single remedy: Usually only one remedy is given at a time. It's often difficult to ascertain what's helping when multiple modalities and remedies are used. This is what makes homeopathy such an affordable form of health care too... remedies usually cost between $7-$10.
Homeopathy really helps to build your constitution, and therefore is great for everyone. It strengthens the immune system, helps you detoxify and builds your vitality.