Homeopathic Remedies: Homeopathy for Healing December 18, 2009Posted by Dreamhealer in Alternative medicine.
has been around for over 200 years and is used to treat everything from asthma
and sore throats, to depression and anxiety. Gentle and safe, homeopathy can be used alongside most conventional medicine and other alternative medicines and is appropriate for children, adults, and even pets. You may have seen the small, round globules in health food stores, but wondered, “What is homeopathy and how does it work?”
What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicine can be described easily as “like treats like.” Homeopathic remedies are diluted substances that would actually cause the very symptom that it is used to treat. For example, if a person has nausea a homeopathic doctor would prescribe them a homeopathic remedy that would cause nausea in a healthy person, but would help to treat nausea in the patient. Similarly, if a person has a persistent cough
, the homeopathic remedy that is prescribed would be a treatment that would cause a cough in an otherwise healthy person. Therefore, homeopathic medicine is not used to cover up or suppress ailments, but is used to stimulate the body to heal itself.
Homeopathic medicine is created by diluting substances from plants, animals, minerals, and even chemical drugs. For instance, a plant-derived homeopathic medicine may be made from diluting dandelion. A mineral substance may be made from arsenic, an animal substance from the venom of a snake, and a chemical substance from penicillin. These substances are then diluted, mixed with alcohol
, and shaken. After dilution it is then used to soak small sugar globules. The globules are the packaged white balls you will see in the stores.
There are many homeopathic training programs and many schools teaching courses on homeopathy. While it is of utmost importance to get schooling and training before practicing homeopathic treatment, there is no certification or degree required to practice homeopathy. Because homeopathy is a mind and body healing treatment, many established healers including chiropractors, acupuncturists, Reiki healers, and even dentists, use homeopathy in addition to their regular healing practices with wonderful results.
To try homeopathy for yourself, simply go to a health food store and choose the remedy that seems best suited for your specific ailment. Follow the instructions on the package and you will likely experience the healing results of homeopathic remedies for yourself.