Why use homeopathy?
Homeopathic remedies are a system of medicine based on three principles:
- Like cures like
For example, if the symptoms of your cold are similar to poisoning by mercury, then mercury would be your homeopathic remedy.
- Minimal Dose
The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form; normally one part of the remedy to an estimated 1,000,000,000,000 parts of water.
- The Single Remedy
No matter how many symptoms are experienced, usually only one remedy is taken, and that remedy will be aimed at those symptoms.
A similar principle forms the basis of conventional allergy treatment, where the allergic substance is given in a small dose to train the immune system to fight and recognize the irritant.
Homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world.
This success is fueled by several factors:
Homeopathy is extremely effective. When the correct remedy is taken, results can be rapid, complete, and permanent.
Homeopathy is completely safe. Even babies and pregnant women can use Homeopathy without the danger of ill effects.
Homeopathic remedies can also be taken alongside other medication without producing unwanted side effects.
Homeopathy is natural. Homeopathic remedies are normally based on natural ingredients.
Homeopathy works in harmony with your immune system, unlike some conventional medicines, which suppress the immune system. For example, cough medicines suppress the cough reflex, which is your body's attempt to clear the lungs.
Homeopathic remedies are not addictive - once relief is felt, you should stop taking them. If no relief is felt, you are probably taking the wrong homeopathic remedy.
Homeopathy is holistic. It treats all the symptoms as one, which in practical terms means that it addresses the cause, not the symptoms. This often means that symptoms tackled with Homeopathy do not reoccur.
There are two main barriers to the effective use of homeopathy:
Choosing the right homeopathic remedy takes a little more time and patience than conventional medicine. Exactly the right remedy needs to be taken for your symptoms. There is no such thing as a standard homeopathic headache remedy (although sadly that doesn't mean no such claims are made).
The remedy you take needs to match to your particular ailment: where it occurs, what brings it on, what type of pain it is, what aggravates it, what makes it feel worse, your state of mind, and whatever other symptoms you experience.
What I offer:
Christine often uses homeopathic remedies as a stand-alone or to support wellness goals or to bring balance to the body when dealing with a very specific set of symptoms. Homeopathic's are invaluable tools to have in the home in case of emergencies as well.