Homeopathy is a holistic system of healing, suitable for everyone, young and old.
Homeopathy is a system of natural
healing which has been in world-wide use for over 200 years. It
provides individualized and holistic care, working with your body’s own
ability to heal and supporting your own efforts towards optimum
health. Homeopathy supports healing on all levels—body, mind, and
spirit. Unlike conventional (allopathic) medicine, which tends to
suppress symptoms rather than cure them, homeopathic remedies support
healing on a deep level. Remedies are prescribed for the whole person
and not only for a particular condition or disease.
founder of modern homeopathy, German physician Samuel Hahnemann, began
developing his ideas in the late 18th and early 19th century.
Disillusioned with what he considered the barbaric medical practices of
his day, Hahnemann experimented with ways to minimize the toxicity and
emphasize the healing effects of potential medicinal substances. He
outlined his ideas in his remarkable work, The Organon of the Healing
Art, first published in 1810. He and his followers also applied many
aspects of modern science and medical practice, including careful
observation and record-keeping, scientific experimentation, principles
of modern hygiene, and use of statistical methodology.
remedies are made from a variety of substances, including plants,
minerals, animal products, and other materials.
A homeopathic remedy is chosen according to the law of
similars, or the principle that a substance causing certain symptoms in
healthy people can cure those same symptoms in an ill person. This
leads to an individualized remedy designed to optimize health and to
stimulate the organism to regain its balance. For example, insomnia
characterized by racing thoughts, rapid heartbeat, sweaty palms, and
jitteriness (the feeling one gets from too many cappuccinos late at
night!) might be treated by the remedy coffea cruda, or the
homeopathic remedy prepared from coffee. So we see that the pattern of
symptoms caused by a substance can be treated by a remedy prepared from
that very substance.
same principles are applied by homeopaths on a much deeper level and
can lead to profound healing of people with many serious conditions.
Observed results can include disappearance of symptoms, as well as
improved emotional outlook, release of lifelong negative patterns, and
generally optimized wellbeing.
can be helpful in a wide range of conditions, from acute illness like
colds, flu and minor injuries, to chronic conditions such as allergies,
asthma, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADD, arthritis, autoimmune
conditions, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and many others. It is safe
and effective for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
Children are especially responsive to the effects of homeopathic
medicine. There are many scientific studies investigating the clinical
effects of homeopathy. Homeopathy has been shown to be effective in
conditions as diverse as mild traumatic brain injury and diarrhea in