Homeopathy is an intriguing system of natural medicine that has been around since the 1800s. Doctors Health Press is going to devote regular space in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin articles to the health secrets and health breakthroughs that exist in homeopathy. Let’s get things started with an easy-to-digest two-part series that answers common questions about homeopathy.
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Q: What’s the basic principle behind homeopathy?
A; Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine that recognizes the body’s ability to heal itself. The human body is equipped with many self-healing abilities; when you take a homeopathic remedy, it is meant to timulate these.So when you take a remedy, it won’t cure you itself, but rather work with your body’s healing properties to relieve your symptoms.
Q. What can it treat?
A: Homeopathy treats a broad range of symptoms and conditions. It can be used successfully to treat infections, illnesses both acute (temporary) and chronic (long-lasting), emotional problems, and psychological disorders. It can also be used to prevent something from getting worse, and protect you from something that is a risk to your body.
Q: What is the theory behind homeopathy?
A: A remedy is chosen based on the unique symptoms you are feeling. Regardless of what homeopathy is being used to treat, it is based on this notion: you don’t treat the disease, you treat the person. A homeopathic practitioner sees symptoms as signs of health, because it means your body’s defense systems are busy trying to manage the problem. A remedy is given to gently help those systems along, restoring health and vitality at the same time.
Q: Can I trust homeopathy?
A: Remedies are reliable, so as long as symptoms are carefully considered in each case. It is, albeit, an area of medicine that hasn’t received its due attention. For serious conditions, never rely solely on homeopathy: use it with your doctor’s consent, in conjunction with other treatments.
Q: Is it safe?
A: There is no question that homeopathy is one of the safest kinds of medicine. Homeopathic remedies are all-natural and virtually incapable of doing you any harm — even if you don’t use the most appropriate treatment for your symptoms. The only side effects of homeopathy are minor complaints, such as an upset stomach, a bout of diarrhea, sweating, or a runny nose.
Q: Is it like drugs?
A: Homeopathy doesn’t involve chemicals like drugs do. A pill in homeopathy is not medicine itself; it is sometimes called “energy medicine.” That pill allows for healing to change, for the body’s energy to be re-focused where it needs to go. A drug is chemically created to exert a medicinal effect in your body. It overrides the body’s systems to do the work itself.