Homeopathy is a safe and effective form of medicine, which stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal. Rather than suppressing your symptoms like most conventional treatments, homeopathy helps you heal from the inside out, to work towards a cure of your illness.
Your body has built-in mechanisms that allow you to heal. This is evident in cases of a cold or a small cut; your body mounts a response to the virus or the skin injury and initiates a healing response. Homeopathic medicine works with these innate mechanisms to restore health by speeding up the natural process of the healing.
Homeopathy works off the principle of Like Cures Like and was originally founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathic medicine is one of the safest therapies available. This is one of the reasons that it is so valuable in treating children and also women during pregnancy. There are also no side effects from homeopathic remedies, so it is the ideal choice for anyone who is looking for alternatives to medications with unwanted adverse effects. Another advantage is that homeopathic medicine does not interact with conventional medications, so it is possible to begin homeopathic treatment while maintaining or reducing the doses of other prescriptions.
Homeopathic remedies are made from naturally occurring substances such as plants and minerals. There are hundreds of well-known homeopathic remedies, each made from its own natural substance. During the preparation process, the original substance is made into a solution, which is diluted multiple times. For commercial production, small lactose-based pills are coated with these highly diluted solutions to give them medicinal value as homeopathic remedies.
In order to find the correct homeopathic remedy for you, your doctor will ask you some specific questions. Rather than prescribing the same homeopathic remedy for everyone with the same diagnosis, your doctor will prescribe your remedy based on the totality of your symptoms, perhaps including your emotional state, and all of the details that make you who you are. This may take longer than the typical doctor’s visit, depending on the complexity of your concerns. Most patients are relieved to finally have a doctor who will take the time to truly listen to them and treat them as an individual.
For acute concerns, such as a cold or flu, most patients feel better within minutes to hours of taking the right homeopathic remedy. For more long-term conditions, the majority of patients usually notice improvement within a few weeks. Some patients may feel a little worse before they feel better; if this occurs, the worsening typically lasts from several hours to several days, and improvement is expected to follow. By choosing homeopathic treatment, you are giving your body the chance to fully heal from the inside out. In cases of long-term illness, suppression of symptoms has often occurred, whether it is suppression of eczema with steroids, or suppression of anger or sadness. If this is the case for you, there is often something that needs to come up in order for you to heal. Homeopathy gives your body and mind a chance to finally let these things out so that it can restore health naturally.
Homeopathy can treat a wide variety of conditions, from the common cold to severe depression. Nutritional support, lifestyle changes, or psychological counseling may be used in combination with homeopathy in order to achieve optimal health. Talk to a naturopathic doctor to find out if homeopathic care would be a good choice for your health concerns.