Homeopathy

What is homeopathy?

The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances. Homeopathy is an effective system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. It recognises that symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the patient who needs treatment not the disease.

This therapeutic method was developed by German physician Samuel Christian Hahnemann in 1796.

People use homeopathy for a range of health concerns, from wellness and prevention, to the treatment of diseases and conditions such as allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, digestive disorders, ear infections, headaches, and skin rashes.

The homeopathic remedies are prepared  in pharmaceutic companies  and can be found in pharmacies. They are all made from substances found in nature. Nevertheless, homeopathy should not be confused with herbal medicine. These two systems of medicine are very different. Herbal medicine uses tinctures of botanical substances, whereas homeopaths use ultradilute “micro”doses made from not only plant, but minerals or any other substance found in nature. For more detailed information visit our Natural, Homeopathy and Home Remedy Website.

Is Homeopathy New?

The Law of Similars has been known since at least the time of Hippocrates (ca. 400 B.C.), but it was Samuel Hahnemann who fully stated the ideas of homeopathy in the early 1800’s. He was a doctor and a chemist in Germany who lived from 1755 to 1843. He discovered the truth of the Law of Similars by testing small doses of medicine on himself.

By 1900, about twenty percent of doctors in the United States were homeopaths, but due to various political and social changes, homeopathy became relatively unknown in the USA until recently. There is wider acceptance of homeopathy in such countries as France, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, India and Great Britain. In fact, the family doctor to England’s Queen Elizabeth is a homeopathic physician.

What can be treated with homeopathy?

As a medical doctor I believe the science of medicine has developed very much in the past decades and mankind has been immuned against many diseases. Sudden acute diseases such as heart attack can be managed and lives are being saved in ERs on daily bases.

Nevertheless the way the conventional medicine deals with chronic diseases is not the least harmful to the rest of the body. A person’s recurrent sinusitis, headache, allergy, anxiety, eczema and joint pain can’t be treated for the rest of his/her life with the same medication. This is where homeopathy comes into picture.

Should the patient believe in homeopathy?

Homeopathic remedies work on animals and children, this may answer the question per ce.

But I personally believe that having faith helps, faith to the doctor, to the remedy, to one’s own power or a higher power be it God, love, universe.

„By faith is meant, first, conscious knowledge, and second, the practice of good deeds.”
Abdu’l-Baha (1844 – 1921)

How long is a homeopathic consultation? Why?

Between 1-1.5 hour for the first visit and 30-45 minutes for the second visit. The time is to ask questions concerning the symptom related and (at first glance) may be unrelated.

During the consultation the aim is to see the human being as a whole and not a leg that aches and a skin which has acne.Human body is interconnected and if one organ is suffering the rest of the body can not be at ease. Furthermore we are spiritual beings carrying a body and our emotions influences our bodies.I would like to mostly connect with the patient and involve him/her in healing.Every human being has the capacity to be healed.Many times when the emotional reason behind a disease is understood or resolved, the process of healing has began.Homeoapathic remedies give a signal to the immune system and the body begins a self healing process.

”The cause of the enterance of disease into the human body is either a physical one or is the effect of excitement of the nerves. If a cause of terror suddenly occurs, perhaps an excitement may be produced in the nerves of a strong (well) person, which will immediately cause a malady. The cause of the sickness will be no material thing, for that person has not eaten anything and nothing harmful has touched him, the excitement of the nerves is then the only cause of the illness” (Some answered Questions p.294)
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