Homeopathy is a non-toxic system of medicine used to treat illness and relieve discomfort of a wide variety of health conditions. It is practiced worldwide, and is used for safe, gentler and more effective healing than conventional systems. Information on the use of several hundred remedies has been collected for nearly two centuries by homeopathic practitioners, through research studies known as “provings,” as well as documented clinical cases and recent scientific trials. Remedies are used to stimulate the body’s only healing system (immune system) to better enable it to fulfill the natural process of healing. Homeopathic remedies are non-addictive and have no side effects. Sometimes there can be a temporary aggravation of the condition which, needs to be treated – this is normal and demonstrates that the treatment is working.
The Law of Similars
Two important ideas on which the science of homeopathy is based are the Law of Similars and potentization. Simply expressed, the Law of Similars states that since exposure to a substance can cause specific symptoms in a healthy person, that substance—when correctly prepared as a homeopathic remedy—can stimulate the body’s curative powers to overcome similar symptoms during illness.
Safety of Homeopathy
The safety and non-toxicity of homeopathic remedies is reassuring; however, they still must be chosen carefully on the basis of specific information—and used correctly—or they may affect the symptoms only superficially, or have no effect at all. Homeopathic remedies are not selected simply to treat an isolated symptom or a named disease. To work correctly, they must be chosen to match the way an individual’s system expresses its unique response to the current stress and illness. Even within the same diagnosis, different people respond to different remedies.
How to Use Homeopathic Remedies
Self-care with homeopathy for moderate, short-term illnesses and injuries can be rewarding. Correctly-chosen remedies can work gently and efficiently to relieve discomfort and help the body heal itself without toxicity or side-effects.
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