Western medicine is based on killing bacteria, fungus and viruses and suppressing symptoms. Homeopathy, on the other hand, strengthens the body so it is not susceptible to them. Homeopathy does not kill offending organisms or suppress symptoms; yet people have been cured of cholera and chronic diseases using only homeopathy. It is used by The Royal Family of England. Certainly the Queen would not choose homeopathy if it was an inferior medical modality!
Homeopathy works with the body to strengthen it so offending organisms can no longer survive. If the biological terrain remains the same, the offending agents can return; we live in a world filled with them, and they are always mutating! As for symptoms, homeopaths understand there is a reason for them. Suppress them and a worse symptom may well pop up somewhere else! The concept and danger of suppressing the body’s attempts at expression is well understood by homeopaths. Another example of the body’s intelligence is seen when you eat something bad; what happens? You get diarrhea. It makes sense to let the body cleanse itself as opposed to plugging it up in order to stop the symptom.
What is Homeopathy?
The principles of homeopathy go back to the Greeks and Romans; the practice as we know it has evolved over the past 200 years. Homeopathy is a form of natural healing. The remedies are made from herbs, plants and minerals. They are prepared in a very unique way (regulated by the FDA because homeopathy was well established in the US when the FDA was created) which releases their healing potential. A homeopath uses this natural approach to healing to stimulate the body to heal itself, and also to strengthen the immune system.
What Homeopathic Remedies Do
Homeopathic remedies have been tested on people (not animals – although they work quite well on them too!) by giving people the original substance or the remedy many times over a long period. When these people started to exhibit symptoms, the homeopath took detailed notes of their physical, mental and emotional symptoms. In homeopathy this is called a “proving.” Then, the remedies were given to patients who were experiencing the same symptoms, in just the same way as the “provers” had. The remedy then stimulates the sick person’s body to heal itself; it acts only as a catalyst by reflecting back to the body/mind what is wrong. Then the body/mind responds and is triggered into a healing response. One common example in Western medicine is the use of Ritalin (speed) to slow down hyperactivity. The concept of vaccines came from seeing homeopathy work! Vaccination is actually quite different than homeopathy because of the way the remedies are made. The remedies are then given orally.
The Truth About Homeopathy
Those treated by a good homeopath can attest to it’s efficacy. It works on herd animals, pets, babies and unconscious people. Hardly what we would call the “placebo effect”! Yet that is what most traditional medical people would call it since they can’t find material substance in homeopathic remedies beyond 12C potency. The remedies are made by dilution and succussion (shaking) and work on a vibrational level (in the realm of physics not chemistry). Homeopathy is unique in that it works on the emotions as well as the physical body!
I lived in India for eight months where I was asked to treat many westerners and Tamils (in an international community named Auroville). We lived in a very rural area and I had an opportunity to see the power of homeopathy even in many serious illnesses and situations. I was struck that the book which was the most helpful as a guide to my treatment of dysentery (in so many people) was over 100 yrs old. It was written after many years of practical experience by a homeopath in 1896 in it’s 13th printing! In what field of allopathic western medicine would a book written in 1896 hold totally accurate, valuable information as to which medicines to use and how to treat? There is a timeless quality to real truths. Such are the principles of homeopathy. Classical homeopathy has no “fads.” What worked for a specific combination of symptoms in 1896 still works today for that same combination of symptoms.
How Homeopathy Works
Homeopathy works by stimulating the body to heal itself. Homeopaths do not treat diseases, they treat the whole person, emotionally and mentally as well as physically. Homeopathy can be effective in stimulating all levels of the individual; this may include inherited tendencies, chronic or acute problems, acute illness, emotional issues and traumas. It is effective for all ages from babies to the elderly, and can safely be used during pregnancy and birth. Homeopathy was very successful when typhoid and cholera raged through the U.S. (to understand the history of homeopathy, the politics of medicine, and why it almost died out in the US See Harris Coulter’s “Divided Legacy,” Vol. 3)
Homeopathy for Inherited Tendencies
The action of homeopathic remedies has been known to be effective in reducing susceptibility to family predispositions such as allergies, weak lungs, arthritis, etc.
Homeopathy for Chronic Physical Problems
Most of us live with uncomfortable symptoms we wish we didn’t have – chronic coughs, PMS, hot flashes, aches and pains, skin problems, indigestion, or chronic fatigue, to mention only a few. A homeopath will consider all emotional issues along with these physical symptoms to arrive at the appropriate remedy to balance the whole person – physically and emotionally.
Homeopathy for Acute Problems
Flues, earaches, inflammations, coughs, chest colds, etc. are effectively and quickly treated with homeopathy. The uniqueness of homeopathy lies in its ability to stimulate the body into healing itself; therefore homeopathy works on conditions resulting from both viral and bacterial infections. The correct homeopathic remedy can quickly remove the cause as well as the symptoms of acute problems.
Homeopathy for Emotional Issues
Homeopathy is powerful – results are even in some cases miraculous. The results help individuals to deal with emotional issues and become more balanced. Both long-term imbalances like irritability, PMS, deep grief from divorce, death, etc, and other emotional issues can be positively and permanently affected. Homeopathy has helped many people move to a new true level of happiness without artificially masking their feelings as do tranquilizers and drugs. The last homeopathic hospital to close down in the US in the 1950s was in Tarrytown NY and was a mental hospital; it had been effective for many years.
Homeopathy for Traumas
Homeopathy offers an extensive array of remedies that treat injuries of all kinds. Used for sports injuries in England and Europe, homeopathy has proven itself repeatedly for soft tissue injuries, as well as for injuries to tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves. Remedies for shock and emotional traumas have been exceedingly helpful.