Homeopathy dates back to the 18th century and was developed by Samuel Hanheman, a German physician. Homeopathy works to restore the body’s natural healing processes and is thereby based on the notion that healing comes from within.
The word “homeopathy” is of Greek origin, which encompasses two words, “homeo” meaning similar and “pathos” meaning disease. The meaning is related to the principle of the laws of similars. For example, when treating the common cold, there are two ways we can treat it. The first is by using opposites; and the second is by using similars. When using opposites such as in conventional medicine, anti-cold drugs will be used in order to suppress the cold symptoms. On the other hand, in using the law of similars we can work with the body in order recover from the cold. Ultimately, a homeopathic substance that will cause a cold in a healthy person can cure the same cold and obtain optimal health in a disease-laden patient.
What can I expect?
At the clinic I will work with you to determine the most appropriate remedy for you based on your case. In homeopathy, your symptoms that display uniqueness are of great importance in finding the correct remedy. In relation to the example above, in conventional medicine all colds are treated using the same method. However, with homeopathy, the way you uniquely express the cold is taken into consideration when finding the remedy that suits your individual case.
Below are some topics I will obtain information on from you in order to determine the correct remedy:
- Unique symptoms of your case
- Patterns of symptoms that cause illness
- Things that make it better or worse
- Your energy levels
- Sleep pattern/position
- Foods you like/dislike
- Personality traits
- Your feelings or sensations
Is Homeopathy safe?
Homeopathic remedies are made using diluted concentrations of plant, animal or mineral substances. Due to the dilute nature of the remedies, homeopathy works on a subtle cellular level in order to heal the body without interacting with other medications. The remedies work to stimulate the innate healing processes of the body using a natural substance. Therefore, all homeopathic remedies are safe to use with other medications and supplements and are suited for all populations (such as infants, pregnant women and elderly).
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