What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a complete holistic system of medicine that treats the patient based on the law of similars with minute doses of a potentised substance. Law of similars states that if a substance in large doses can create symptoms in a healthy person, the same substance, once it is diluted and succussed (vigorously shaken or potentised) can cure the symptoms that it created in large dose, for example: coffee can create insomnia, however once administered in a minute and potentised dose can cure insomnia. Substances are derived from plant, animal and mineral kingdoms.
Initial consultation takes approximately two hours, during which the homeopath observes, listens and records the patient’s physical, mental and emotional picture that is presented at the time. Once the homeopathic remedy that matches the picture is found by the homeopath, it is administered. This can take from 1-7 days.
The first follow up session can be up to one hour and it usually takes place 3-4 weeks after the administration of remedy. In this session the homeopath assesses the healing progress.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the history behind homeopathy?
The principles of homeopathic medicine originated from the time of Hippocrates, who is also known as “The Father of Medicine”. Throughout history many physicians followed those principles in their practice; however it was German physician and chemist Dr. Samuel Frederick Hahnemann (1755-1853) who put these principles together and created a complete system of medicine. In his book “The Organon of Medical Art”, he has given clear and precise instructions to homeopaths on how to practice this medical art of healing.
Who is the best candidate for homeopathy?
Anyone, who is seeking a safe complete holistic system of medicine to either use as preventative or treatment method.
A few conditions that homeopathy can profoundly help with their healing are:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic fatigue
- Hormonal imbalances
- Pregnancy & Childbirth
- Childhood diseases
- ADHD & ADD
- Heart conditions
- Digestive issues
- Respiratory issues
- Colds and Flues
- Skin conditions
- Injuries and Trauma
- And many more…
What is a homeopathic remedy?
Homeopathic remedies are derived from plants, animals and minerals. They are prepared through very specific and precise steps of multiple dilution and succussion (vigorous shaking). The homeopathic remedies work on an energetic level and cause the innate healing ability of the body take charge and heal the person.
Is it true that homeopathic remedies are placebo?
There have been evidences of many cases of animals and babies getting better with homeopathic remedies. The fact is that in the world of babies and animals, placebo doesn’t exist. There have also been studies that show the positive effect of homeopathic remedies on plants. To find out more on this topic click here.
How long does it take before the person sees the results?
It depends on many factors. In acute conditions such a result is expected almost right away or within a day. Chronic conditions can take longer; depending on the person’s constitution and environment.
What is the difference between Naturopathy and Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine. A homeopath inquires about all of the symptoms and matches one single remedy to cover them.
Naturopathy is a combination of different modalities and uses variety of different treatments such as supplements, herbal medicine, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, detoxification methods and homeopathy.
Do homeopathic remedies interfere with other medications and treatments?
Homeopathic remedies do not interfere with other medications or treatments. They are complementary to other medications or treatments. A homeopath will not stop the patient from seeking other modalities.
Are there side effects with homeopathic remedies?
There are no side effects with homeopathic remedies; there is only healing crisis; which means the old symptoms that the patient has had experienced throughout the years might surface after the remedy is taken, for a short period of time before it disappears. The healing crisis is important aspect of homeopathic healing process.
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