Homeopathy

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a truly holistic system of cure. It as an art and science which aims to cure patient on the deepest level ( physical, mental and emotional). It is safe, affordable, made from natural substances that cruelty free and environmentally friendly.

Homeopathy views any symptom as the body’s natural reaction to try and combat the illness and looks to stimulate rather than suppress this reaction.

Homeopathy is based on philosophy that a substance that can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure those symptoms in a sick person Similia Similibus Curentur, which translates to “Let likes cure likes.” For example if you eat an onion, your eyes start to water ,itch and burn, your nose is runny with clear discharge, you are sneezing. Some people experience these symptoms during cold and they would be helped by homeopathic preparation of onion called Allium cepa.

The truth of this law has been verified experimentally and clinically for the last 200 years and more since Samuel Hahneman , German doctor and chemist,  founder of Homeopathy started to set the prinicples of Law of similars in his book Organon of Medicine but it has been around for over 5000years as the principle of treatment in Ayurveda.

On the contrary, Allopathic (conventional medicine), means ‘different from the suffering’, so the drugs that are developed work against the disease and its symptoms. Thus, anti-biotics, anti-depressants, anti-inflammatory, etc.

It is highly individualized approach to healing. There is no one remedy for everyone for a particular condition. The remedy is chosen depending on all the symptoms and peculiar characteristic of that person.

Is homeopathy safe?

Homeopathic medicines are extremely safe medicines since they are highly diluted so they will stimulate your vital force and will not compete with your own healing powers or other medicine you might be taking. Suitable for babies, children, elderly, pregnant . breastfeeding mothers, as well as individuals with multiple sensitivities. It is a preferred choice of treatment for children suffering from chronic conditions such as eczema, asthma, digestive problems ( i.e constipation, chronic diarrhea, colitis, )as well as various behavioural disorders like ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, Autism etc.

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What can homeopathy treat?

Homeopathy should be your first choice in acutes ( i.e flu, coughs, cystitis, mastitis, tonsillitis, minor injuries, and stomach upsets) as well as for more chronic conditions requiring longer constitutional treatment:

  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Children’s health and behavioural problems
  • Digestive disorders
  • Emotional states
  • Fatigue
  • Menstrual problems/Menopause
  • Skin disorders ( eczema, psoriasis, hives, contact dermatitis)
  • Sleep problems

What to expect at your homeopathic visit?

The first homeopathic visit is usually 11/2 hr to 2 hr long. You will be observed and assessed using multiple questions describing your symptoms as well as your personality so one can get the sense of how you as a person react or experience your current state. Based on your answers and interviewer’s understating of your personality one will choose a remedy that fits this totality of symptoms. For example, two people with asthma react differently to their state, one may be relieved by being outside, fresh air and by movement whereas the other is better with rest and heat . Homeopathy does not treat the disease it helps the person deal with DIS-EASE.

Relevant questions:

Every symptom the way you see it and experience it
When are you better/worse
What makes you better/worse
    What do you think may have lead to your state
    What type of weather makes you better/worse
    What time of day/night is better for your symptoms or energy
    What foods do you like/dislike; cravings
    All behaviours/personality traits: likes to check things; worried about germs etc.
    All about physical appearance: importance or careless
    All about emotions/mental stress: situation at home , work
    How you interact with others: are you better with company or not
    Quality and amount of sleep , position, waking
    Results from any biofeedback or other tests
    Any herbs, vitamins, or medicines being used

What to expect after?

After your initial interview, you may be give the remedy right away ( if your picture is very clear) or your doctor may need to study your case further to find the remedy that matches totality of your symptoms.

You will be given only one dose ( if you are treated for chronic condition- meaning you ‘ve had it for more than 3 months) and WAIT. Remember, you will not repeat your remedy unless you were advised to do so. You will observe change in your energy, mood, sleep and overall lightness of being. Your actual symptoms may get worse before they get better, this is what we call healing crisis. When you are in chronic state , remedy will stimulate your vital force, your innate immunity and bring your body into acute state, causing temporary reaction i.e inflammation, recruiting all those defence mechanism that were suppressed while you were in chronic pain. It usually does not last longer than 48 hours and you should not repeat the remedy.

Be patient. WAIT. Body heals from inside to outside, so some of your most recent symptoms will heal first before it reaches your core . Your skin may be the last to improve.

Only after you have improved and were good for some period of time and then your old symptom that initially got better have returned you will then have to repeat the remedy.

That is why is so important to keep in touch with your doctor.