What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy (also spelt as Homoeopathy) is a form of alternative medicine. It is a system of alternative medicine that is said to address both acute & chronic diseases and is based on the theory that “like cures like”. Simply put, what causes symptoms in a healthy person will trigger the cure of a sick person with those symptoms.
Some of you who are new to this concept of medication might wonder, “Does homeopathy really work?”
Well, not only does it work in speeding up the process of recovery, but also stimulates the body’s own healing powers. So rest assured, you will not be having any side effects or rebound effects from this safe, gentle and effective system of alternative medicine.
Where Did Homeopathy Come From?
The origin of the word homeopathy comes from the Greek words hómoios meaning “like-” and páthos meaning “suffering”. The principle of homeopathy was discovered by a German scientist, Dr .Samuel Hahnemann dated back in 1796.
How Does Homeopathy Work?
It is easy to learn to treat yourself and your family for minor injuries and simple problems. All you need to know is how to choose the right remedy. Homeopathic remedies trigger the body’s ability to heal itself by stimulating a precise reaction in the body against the symptoms. The body naturally reacts against attempts to make it behave differently. So homeopaths give a medicine (called a remedy) which in healthy people is able to cause a set of symptoms that are the same as the symptoms being treated in the patient. When the body reacts against the remedy, it reacts against the symptoms too, and the patient gets better.
Homeopathic Remedies and Treatment
Homeopathy involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances that make the medication non-toxic. It is given with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Homeopaths work with patients to build a complete picture of the patient’s health. This involves homeopath and patient talking through physical symptoms, emotional well-being, state of mind and anything else that is important to the patient to obtain a totality of symptoms. This “symptom picture” is then matched to the most appropriate medicine to each patient.
Homeopathy remedies are given in the form of milk sugar tablets known as globules, or in powder form – particularly convenient for babies and children. A few others are available in the form of ointments or tinctures, for mixing with water to make lotions for bathing, gargling among other uses.
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