What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a safe, effective, non-toxic system of medicine using microdoses of natural substances to stimulate the body's own healing.
Think of it as acpuncture in a pill form!
It is used in both acute therapeutics and chronic situations for constitutional care for overall health and repair of disruptions due to trauma, disease, environmental toxins, or after effects of medical interventions. Recent research correlates homeopathy with nanopharmacology.
We recognize that we aren't just a physical body but mental, emotional and spiritual as well. Our Spirit is responsible for all expressions of life as well as all expressions of suffering and disease and healing.
Our dis-ease causes suffering in our lives and can be on any level. We cannot separate the mind from our emotions or the emotions from our body.
The Homeopathic remedy carries an energy. When the correct remedy is taken that is a similar expression to our disease and suffering; then healing takes place.
When the remedy and your suffering are similar you are suspectible to that energy and your Spirit's vital force responds to that energy because it recognizes that energy.
The remedy does not heal but inspire's one's vital force (also called prana and chi) to heal itself. Homeopathy does not treat diseases but treats the whole person who is sick. Each person is unique and there is no one size fits all.
Homeopathy should not be confused with herbal medicine. The two systems of healing are very different. Homeopathic remedies are made of microdoses from plants, animals, minerals and other substances found in nature.
Homeopathy is not new. It is based on natural law which is just that and has been around since the beginning of time. Homeopathy is based on the Law of Similars which has been known since at least the time of Hippocrates.
It was Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor and chemist who fully stated the ideas of homeopathy in the early 1800's. There are literally hundreds of high quality science, pre-clinic and clinical studies showing it works.
Homeopathy remedies are not tested on animals. The extensive process of "provings" are done on healthy humans as opposed to testing allopathic medicines on sick humans or unsuspecting animals.
Homeopathy remedies are marketed as drugs under the FDA regulation. Their manufacture is regulated by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. The remedies are non-toxic and do not cause adverse side effects nor any drug dependency. Most remedies are available over the counter or by mail order through reputable pharmacies. To select the correct remedy takes considerable skill and years of training, because it must suit the specific symptoms of the individual and not any disease category.
What Makes Homeopathy Different?
The Homeopathic remedies do not do anything to the symptoms directly. Homeopathy only affects the deepest level of your body - what we call the vital force or life force, or in other cultures, called the prana or chi. Once your vital force is brought back in balance, the symptoms, which was just your body expressing its imbalance and asking for help, will naturally disappear.
In Homeopathy there aren't diagnosis or treatment of sickness. Homeopathy works on a much deeper level. To homeopaths, it is more vital to balance the organism as a whole, which is why homeopathy is called a holistic or wholistic form of healing. That said, as a Homeopath, I may, on occasion, recommend that one goes and sees a medical doctor for a diagnosis or tests if warranted.
Typical treatment starts with a thorough initial consultation. I will assess and record all current complaints and symptoms, the mental and psychological state, and even personality characteristics. I need to know in all the ways that one suffers; that is, what keeps you from being all you can be?
Homeopathy, in order to be effective, requires a serious commitment to treatment on both the practitioner and the client. It is important that regular consultations be scheduled and the client needs to be vigilant in recording one's symptoms and responses to the remedy.
Anything worth doing requires work on the part of the client. As we know, eating healthy, exercising regularly, meditating or taking time for quiet reflection or prayer, taking care of oneself and reducing stress takes time and effort. The time, effort and rest are so worth it when you take back your health. As a client of homeopathy, you have taken power over your own health.