What does homeopathic mean?
Many people associate the word homeopathy with any type of natural medicine. This is actually not true. Homeopathics refer to a specific type of natural medicine that involves using very dilute substances to stimulate the body’s healing. It is the oldest form of medicine around, which is why it’s namesake has become synonymous with all methods of treatment.
The way homeopathic remedies work is very simple – they stimulate your body to heal itself.
At its deepest level every individual’s body has a desire to be healthy and resilience against becoming ill. However, at times the physical, environmental, infectious or emotional stressors we are faced with can become so great that they throw our body “out of balance”; outweighing this resilience and leading to disease. A properly matched homeopathic remedy can give your body the gentle nudge it needs to get back on track; allowing self-healing to take place and decreasing its future susceptibility to disease. Therefore, the profound and often rapid improvement that takes place after taking a remedy is solely the result of your body falling back into balance and fulfilling its desire to be healthy.
What do you use homeopathic medicine for?
Homeopathic medicines are truly holistic, meaning they treat the entire person from the inside out. They can be used to treat acute conditions such as the flu or a bee sting, but where I have seen homeopathics really shine is with longstanding chronic conditions that are special and unique to each individual, or those that don’t fit into a specific diagnosis box. I have seen the biggest impact using homeopathics with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, or any of the “strange, rare or peculiar” complaints.
Are homeopathics safe?
Homeopathic medicines are fantastic because of their safety. Homeopathics do nothing other than stimulate the body to heal itself, so side effects are very rare. Homeopathics are even safe for infants, children, and pregnant women and can often be the only source of relief for these populations with limited options.