What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a unique medical discipline founded by the brilliant German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, over a century ago. Since that time it has consistently proven itself to be cost-effective and extremely safe. Its popularity in many countries today is such that the World Health Organization recognizes it as one of the most widespread of the alternative forms of medical care available.
Homeopathy recognizes the importance of treating the patient as a whole and avoids the narrow specialization that characterizes much of conventional medicine. Through the use of safe, non-toxic, natural medicines in extremely small doses, homeopathic treatment gently and effectively stimulates the healing process.
Homeopathy concerns itself with all aspects of the individual – mental, emotional, and physical – and can enhance health and well-being on all of these levels. Employing the “Law of Similars,” the founding principle of Homeopathy, the homeopathic physician, after a thorough consultation and physical exam, chooses the single homeopathic medicine from among the approximately 3,000 available, which is most uniquely suited to stimulate the patient’s innate healing mechanism. Sometimes a single medicine, given for a brief time, is adequate to cure permanently a chronic illness of many years duration. In other instances, for those cases that are more seriously ill, several medicines must be given in succession over a more lengthy period of time before cure may be established.
Intro article to video: ‘Science Behind Homeopathy – How Homeopathy Works’
This video explains the scientific foundations of homeopathic medical science. Many, international research studies are cited that confirm and describe the biophysics and biochemistry underlying the fundamental scientific principles of homeopathy. They provide a basis for understanding how homeopathic medicine works in the clinical setting in both humans and animals. The research cited is very sophisticated, complex, and detailed, though the main points can be elucidated with careful study. This video dispels any false notions about the validity of the true and solid, scientific underpinnings of homeopathic medical science. Homeopathy works, and herein is the truth!
What can Homeopathy treat?
Homeopathic medicine can effectively treat a wide array of health problems, both acute and chronic. The following are just some of the conditions for which homeopathy has proven particularly effective. Please feel free to inquire whether your condition can be helped.
Child Care: otitis media, acute and chronic; allergies; asthma; eczema; teething discomfort; colic; attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity; learning disabilities; oppositional-defiant disorder; enuresis (bedwetting); acute and chronic viral syndromes.
Women’s Care: nausea of pregnancy; mastitis; premenstrual syndrome; various menstrual disorders (bleeding, pain, irregularity); vaginitis and other acute or chronic female genital infections; symptoms of menopause; ovarian cysts; uterine fibroids; infertility.
Adult Care: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Fibromyalgia; various functional complaints (e.g., Irritable Bowel Syndrome, gastritis, etc.); inflammatory bowel diseases (Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease); asthma, allergies; inflammatory arthritis; osteoarthritis; autoimmune diseases (e.g., Lupus, Sarcoid, etc.); neurological disorders (e.g., multiple sclerosis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, epilepsy); migraine headaches; thyroid and other endocrine gland disorders; acute and chronic viral, bacterial and/or fungal conditions (e.g., Candidiasis); food allergies
Mental Health: depression; anxiety disorders; phobias and panic attacks; grief reactions; post-traumatic stress syndrome; obsessive-compulsive disorder; insomnia; memory problems.
About Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from a wide range of substances – plant, animal and mineral. Their preparation involves a serial process of dilution in alcohol/water and succussion (vigorous shaking), a pharmaceutical method known as potentization. The scientific principles underlying homeopathic pharmacology are utilized to extract, purify and concentrate the electromagnetic resonance within the original material substance that is undergoing the potentization process. This process of potentization enables the homeopathic physician to prescribe medicines which possess an enhanced curative effectiveness and essentially no toxic side effects, in sharp contrast to current orthodox drugs.
Advances in modern science in the last century and beyond, e.g., quantum mechanics and unified field theory, chaos theory, small cluster theory, the electromagnetic memory of water, new concepts of the higher states of ‘ice’ crystallization, etc., all strongly support the scientific foundations of homeopathic medicine. Clinical research, published in respected, conventional medical journals, has put to rest the false belief that homeopathy operates by placebo effect alone.
Homeopathic medicines work ‘bioenergetically’, not ‘biochemically’, and are prescribed according to the unique symptom characteristics of the individual being treated with the intent to gently but powerfully stimulate their own innate, self-healing mechanisms. In essence, all true healing is self-healing, and homeopathy supports this inherent, life process.
The Law of Similars
What really distinguishes homeopathy from orthodox medicine is the basic principle upon which homeopathic physicians choose the indicated medicine. This principle is called the Law of Similars, which states: a substance that can produce certain symptoms in a healthy person can cure a similar combination of symptoms in a sick person.
A simple example is the homeopathic use of onion (Allium cepa is the homeopathic Latin name) for common colds characterized by profuse burning nasal discharge and stinging tears, just the kind of reaction many of us experience when cutting an onion!
Orthodox medicine makes occassional, unwitting use of this principle — vaccinations, allergic desensitization, and the use of Ritalin, a central nervous system stimulant, in the treatment of hyperactive children are some examples. Homeopathy, on the other hand, represents an entire system of health care based upon this unerring, fundamental principle of Nature.
The Philosophy of Homeopathy
Homeopathy recognizes that the human organism possesses an innate intelligence that directs all of its functions in health and in disease. When we fall ill as a consequence of some life stress (dietary, environmental, hereditary, psychological, etc.), specific and unique symptoms are produced in each given individual. Homeopathy asserts that such symptoms are expressions of the organism’s effort to heal itself, to overcome the stress.
For example, when we contract a cold or flu, our immune response, which results in fever, chills, sweating, runny nose, sore throat, cough, aches, etc., comes about because it is the best attempt of our organism to rid itself of the causative agent, the virus. In the homeopathic treatment of a cold, flu or any other problem, acute or chronic, a remedy is prescribed which is intended to gently, powerfully and effectively enhance the patient’s own healing potential. In this way, the patient’s vitality may be strengthened and the disease overcome gently, safely and permanently.
The ultimate goal of homeopathic medicine is the restoration and maintenance of total health and well-being; health being defined as the freedom from all mental, emotional and physical limitations, such that life may be lived and enjoyed to its fullest capacity.