Homeopathy is a system of energetic medicine that involves treating the individual with highly diluted and specially prepared substances or “remedies” which enhance and catalyze the body’s natural ability to heal.
Certain roots of homeopathic principles can be noted in the classical teachings of Hippocrates and later in the work of Paracelsus. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician of the late 18th century, founded the formal system of practice used today. Homeopathy spread quickly in the 19th century but was largely eclipsed in the 20th, especially in the US, by the dominance of a technological and mechanistic approach to illness, establishing the standard medical system we have today.
Homeopathy is based on the principle that you can treat like with like: a substance that causes symptoms when taken in larger doses can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause insomnia and make one feel physically and mentally restless. However, when prepared as a homeopathic medicine, it can help people with insomnia.
The homeopathic approach takes into account all of a person’s symptoms and views them as part of a whole. We do not look at only isolated symptoms or administer one-size-fits-all medications. Homeopaths do not diagnose or treat disease per se. Homeopathic ‘remedies’ are chosen that best correspond to the person’s unique set of symptoms from a holistic perspective. Homeopathic practitioners are skilled in case-taking and in their knowledge of the remedies.
Homeopathic medicines, called ‘remedies,’ are prepared by specialty pharmacies utilizing a highly refined process of dilution and succussion (a specific form of vigorous shaking). These micro-dilutions make the original substance highly efficacious and non-toxic. The practice of homeopathy is based on over two hundred years of established clinical experience, now being substantiated by a growing body of scientific evidence.
Homeopathy can address a very wide range of both acute and chronic health concerns. It is also a powerful tool for healing deep emotional traumas and genetic predispositions, allowing for transformation and self-realization.
Homeopathy has over 10,000 references recorded in medical journals and doctor’s notes since 1812 about its profound effectiveness when used in epidemics. The most consistent finding is its extremely low mortality rate in groups of people using Homeopathy as compared to the groups using conventional medicine. For example, in Cincinnati in 1849, there was a cholera epidemic. Two Homeopathic MDs reported every day. There were 2646 cases, of which there was a 1.3% mortality rate for the Homeopathic group and an almost 50% mortality rate in the conventional group. This was even despite poor health in the population.
Currently, there are Homeopaths (NDs, MDs, and other Homeopathic professionals) all around the world using Homeopathy for patients who have COVID-19. There are many positive results. Amongst Homeopaths worldwide, there is a collaboration through new databases, webinars, training, and other communications so we can learn more about this specific epidemic and the most effective remedies to use. As Homeopaths, we are committed to using the principles of Homeopathy and applying our knowledge of remedies to heal individuals and society.
Homeopathy is safe and effective for pregnant women, infants, children, adults, and the elderly, as well as those on medications or even hospitalized.
For more information about homeopathy, go to the National Center for Homeopathy’s website at nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org
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