Homeopathy is an effective type of natural therapy that assists the body in restoring balance. Based upon the principle of stimulating the body to heal itself, homeopathy is a gentle and effective way to relieve symptoms and promote a return to a state of wellness. Homeopathy is practiced throughout the world and is a federally recognized form of holistic medicine in the U.S..
Homeopathy: Back to the Future
Homeopathy has been helping people achieve wellness for over 300 years. Homeopathy has its origins in 18th Century Germany, when a physician named Samuel Hahnemann developed an alternative method of healing. Hahnemann ran careful clinical experiments using the most minute dose of natural substances to stimulate wellness. Through his carefully conducted clinical experiments, Hahnemann refined the homeopathic system of medicine.
Since then, homeopaths have been carefully observing and recording the symptoms that various natural substances produce in healthy individuals when given in highly diluted form. These observations have been catalogued and then analyzed by computer databases in order to allow a homeopath to precisely match the physical, mental, and emotional symptom picture of an ill person to a specific remedy. The homeopathic remedy selected stimulates the body's own innate ability to restore wellness.
Best understood through the lens of quantum electrodynamics and high dilution pharmacology, homeopathy promotes symptom relief using the Law of Similars: like cures like. Homeopathic remedies are derived from natural substances and are regulated by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoea of the United States (HPUS) in order to ensure consistency in the production and safety of the remedies.
Homeopathy: Tailored to Fit You Specifically
During your first homeopathic appointment, a complete picture of your overall health is created by taking the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of your case into consideration. After careful deliberation involving an extensive database search, your comprehensive symptom picture is matched to a remedy that best resembles it. This homeopathic remedy stimulates your body's own ability to heal itself. Depending upon the severity of your symptoms, more than one dose of the remedy may be employed to promote complete symptom relief. The time necessary for symptom relief to occur varies with each individual. A follow up appointment within 4-6 weeks will re-evaluate your response to the initial remedy and determine if an additional dose of the remedy is needed.
In recent years, thousands of research studies and clinical trials have been conducted which show the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies as a gentle form of alternative medicine. When used by a professional homeopath, homeopathic remedies can be safely and effectively applied in acute illnesses and injuries as well as in chronic conditions in both children and adults.