Homeopathy is a natural and effective scientific system of mind-body-spirit integrative healing. It is the second largest form of medicine in the world and suitable for everyone, including babies. Treatment is tailored to the individual and can be used alongside conventional medicine when necessary to give an integrated approach to healthcare.
The Whole Person Centered Approach
Since homeopathy is used to treat people rather than illnesses, anyone, whatever their diagnosis, can benefit from homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy can be used to support conventional treatments for a wide variety of acute and chronic problems including emotional mental conditions, infectious disease, allergies, gynecological difficulties, digestive problems, and so on. It also helps to prevent future trouble by increasing the individual’s strength and resistance.
The Consultation Process
The consultation involves an interview in which the data of physical, mental and emotional symptoms along with medical history is collected. Important indicators of general health, like the level of vitality a person experiences, stress factors, and his or her emotional well-being, along with specific physical symptoms, demand close attention
The approach recognizes the unique way each person reacts to illness as an expression of disharmony at the vital force level (energy level). Physical as well as mental and emotional signs and symptoms of disease, specific to each person, are recognized as attempts on the part of the body to heal itself. These signs and symptoms manifest themselves because the body has been unable to restore balance from its inner resources and needs help
The data is then analyzed and evaluated to understand the essence of the imbalanced state of the individual. This process leads the homeopath to finding a specific remedy which best corresponds to that person’s total state.
Homeopathy works by enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. A single, carefully chosen homeopathic remedy offers the help needed to restore a state of balance and wellbeing.
There are over 2500 homeopathic remedies and they come from a wide variety of sources such as plants, minerals and animals and other naturally-occurring substances. They are prepared via a unique, highly controlled process of dilution, which renders them non-toxic yet, paradoxically, more effective
Homeopathy does have its limitations: advanced organic pathology, like severe heart disease or crippling arthritis, involves changes in the structure of the body that can rarely be reversed. Those who suffer from such conditions however, are often helped to become stronger and more comfortable with homeopathy. Surgery may be required for conditions like appendicitis, hernias, or ectopic pregnancies; acupuncture or manipulative therapies may be recommended for certain musculoskeletal conditions; psychotherapy for emotional stress and so on.
Finally, homeopathy must not be seen as a substitute for good health habits. In the long run health depends in good measure on eating well and exercising adequately, getting enough rest, dealing effectively with stress, and living creatively and compassionately.