Introduction to Homeopathy

homeopathyHomeopathy is a form of alternative health. Although it is not quite as well known in North America, homeopathic treatment is extremely popular in other parts of the world.

Why is homeopathic treatment getting more popular? Because it works. Homeopathy can often treat and CURE many physical and emotional problems.

Homeopathy is more than just home remedies.

Homeopathic healing is a natural healing. It is a very gentle and natural cure to numerous health concerns. Homeopathy for children is extremely safe, even for small babies.

Often confused with herbal remedies, homeopathic formulas are mostly comprised of plant sources. Homeopathic supplements, or remedies, are made differently. Some Homeopathic remedies are made from animal, mineral, or even some modern substances like antibiotics.

The biggest difference between homeopathic herbal remedies and regular herbal remedies is the amount of actual medicinal substance. Homeopathic laboratories use the highest quality source of substances. The material is then carefully processed and diluted as per homeopathic regulations. In the end, homeopathic remedies have far less of the original substance than herbal remedies.

The most common way to practice homeopathy is the “Classical Homeopathy” method. These homeopathic doctors are trained in the old method of “one person, one remedy.”

This type of homeopathic education can be found at various schools around the world. One of the most recognized (and one that I currently attend) is the British Institute of Homeopathy.

Classical Homeopathy is extremely effective in both acute illnesses (cold or flu), as well as long term problems (high blood pressure, depression, stomach problems).

The advantage to classical homeopathy is that if you have one of many great homeopathic kits and a quick reference, you have all you need to treat common illness at your home. Selecting the correct remedy for a stomach ache or flu is very easy.

Homeopathic cures for simple acute situations are very fast and effective. If you chose the wrong remedy, NOTHING happens. Unless the remedy resonates with the person, they have no reaction. That is why the homeopathic kits are good to have. They are designed for ordinary people and have the most commonly used homeopathic remedies at very low, safe doses.

The main disadvantage to classic homeopathy is when a person is dealing with complex or long term cases. This requires a lot of experience and education. Even if you put 6 renowned homeopaths in a room with a patient, you will likely get 6 different remedy choices. They are all correct because a different remedy will affect a different part of a person. But, for an ordinary person or even another alternative health care professional, to successfully select the right remedy and manage a long-term health problem is unlikely.

What is involved in homeopathic treatments? It is best to find a homeopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner. Sometimes a Naturopath, or Naturopathic Doctor, will have the homeopathic education needed to help select the right homeopathic remedy for you.

There are some great resources on the Internet.

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