Homeopathy in Practice
Homeopathic medicine is used regularly by the doctors at Nourish Natural Medical Center. Although most people think that homeopathy is just another name for natural medicine, homeopathic medicine is actually a specific type of natural medicine. Homeopathic medicine is a safe, gentle, non-toxic and effective way of healing the body in body acute and chronic conditions. They are highly diluted natural substances, often derived from plants or minerals, given in the form of a small pellet or liquid that dissolves in the mouth.
Homeopathic medicine helps the body return to a balanced state and helps to reset your self-healing mechanisms so that your body can sustain a vital state again on its own. To understand what homeopathic medicine is capable of, you must understand that because your body is out of balance, it will manifest a specific pattern of symptoms. By identifying these patterns that reveal the imbalances, a well trained homeopathic doctor will be able to find a homeopathic medicine that will help correct it, turning it back into the self-healing machine it is capable of being.
In order to achieve this, our doctor will do an extensive intake in order to find the most individualizing symptoms in your case that will help identify the correct homeopathic remedy. Much detail is needed, as there are hundreds of homeopathic remedies that can treat just one disease. We need to be able to identify the remedy that will respond the best to the way your particular body is presenting. When the correct remedy is given, it initiates a self healing response in the body which can lead to a profound and sustained state of health.
It is important to understand that homeopathic remedies are extremely diluted, which allows them to be extremely safe, non-toxic and without side effects. Because we find the most specific medicine for your system, we can use the smallest of doses to get lasting results. The original or crude substance that the homeopathic medicines are made from (before the dlition) may have a negative or toxic effect on the system. These are not sold or given as homeopathic remedies. In order to address any safety concerns, it should be noted that homeopathic medicines are regulated by the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, through the FDA and can be purchased over the counter at most health food stores.
Homeopathy can be used for almost any ailment. It can be used for diseases that affect the mind such as anxiety and depression, as well as physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Homeopathy can also be used to treat acute infections such as colds, flus, as well as sinus, ear and bladder infections. With chronic care, homeopathy allows the body to become the healthiest version of itself. In addition to this, we may also see improvement of their labs, imaging, mood, energy and a greater sense of well-being. If you would like to learn more about homeopathy, you candownload this free online book that we frequently recommend to patients.
History of Homeopathy
Once patients start to react to a homeopathic medicine, many of them become interested in the history of homeopathy. Below is a brief history with some links for those interested.
Homeopathy was founded in 1796 by the German physician,Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann had become disappointed in the dangers of conventional medicines of the time and sought a form of medicine that was gentle yet effective. He found, while interpreting medical textbooks, that many substances which caused certain symptoms or diseases in a healthy person, could also treat those same symptoms in a sick person. Homeopathy is based on this law of similars (or "like cures like"). The most common way this is illustrated is in cases of insomnia. The conventional way to treat this is by giving a drug to bring on an artificial sleep, which can often cause side effects or addiction. The homeopathic way is to treat insomnia by giving the patient a minute dose of a substance, which in large doses causes sleeplessness in a healthy person, such as coffee. Surprisingly, this will enable the patient to sleep naturally. The more closely the symptoms of the patient match those of the medicine, the better the outcome.
Over time, many other physicians and experts in homeopathy have successfully reproduced the findings and contributed to the study of Samuel Hahnemann. Today there any many practitioners, both naturopathic and medical doctors alike that employ his methods effectively with their patients.
Another common misconception is that there is no research in homeopathy. In fact, there is much positive research of homeopathic medicine. Please click on the links below to explore this area if desired.