Health Through Homeopathy

by Eva Martinez
(Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that stimulates the body’s natural tendency to heal using drugs called homeopathic remedies. It will help you achieve a better level of health that will allow you to quit drugs and to overcome limitations imposed by the disease, gaining more freedom.

History

Since 1796, German physician Samuel Hahnemann Christian proposed a new therapeutic approach based on the principle of similarity, Similia similibus curantur. Given that the early nineteenth century therapeutic methods currently used were very aggressive (large amounts of toxic substances, bleeding, etc.)., Homeopathy has been a gentle method, safe and without side effects.

Today, homeopathy is known and practiced in many countries and is one of the most popular forms of complementary medical practice. It is practiced by physicians (specialists or general practitioners) with specialized postgraduate training.

The principles of homeopathy

Homeopathy as a science is based on clearly defined principles formulated by Hahnemann and his followers. Thus, the treatment is strictly individual. Homeopathy treats the patient rather than disease. Two patients with same diagnosis will receive different remedies depending on symptoms.

Treatment is one remedy, one that best matches the current pathological state. To find the right remedy, the homeopath needs to know not only the precise nature of symptoms, but also how the patient interacts with the environment and to other peoples.

Homeopathic remedy acts on the patient’s vitality, stimulating the body’s defense mechanisms.

Healing takes place from inside to outside, from the most important organs to the least important. Thus, in cases of asthma and eczema, asthma will be improved first, while the rash persists or worsens.

What are homeopathic remedies?

The remedies are prepared from natural substances, mostly plants, and minerals or animal products (even some venoms used in other therapies). By progressive dilution of alcohol in a solution, we obtain different potencies of a remedy. Therefore remedies are more effective than, for example, teas made from the same plant.

What can be treated by a homeopathic cure?

Any disease, acute or chronic, can be approached by homeopathy. Remedies can be used even in situations where taking drugs should be avoided: pregnancy, lactation, allergy medicines, etc.. Homeopathyaddresses all ages, from infants to elderly. Improvement or cure depend on many factors: stamina, age, lifestyle, nutrition, drugs used, duration of illness, etc.

Acute situations arising during treatment, apparently unrelated to underlying disease must be reported to the doctor. It is better not to take drugs without consulting with your homeopath.