What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine which stimulates the body to heal itself.  Homeopathy uses a holistic approach to health care. It focuses on the totality of your individual symptoms and not on the disease label. In so doing, homeopathy treats the root cause of disease and provides the necessary stimulation to heal from within.

A well prescribed homeopathic remedy, is like throwing a pebble into a pond. There is a ripple effect of healing changes throughout the entire organism.

Homeopathic medicines are commonly called remedies

Remedies are derived from natural sources: a single plant, animal material or mineral is used to make a remedy.  Remedies are prepared by homeopathic pharmacies in a way that dilutes and successes/shakes them until only the healing energy of the original substance remains. This process has been labeled potentization. Remedies are non toxic and completely safe for use by babies, pregnant women, the weak and the elderly, as well as infants, teenagers and adults.

Origins

Homeopathy was developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German medical doctor, in 1796.  He based homeopathy on the laws of nature and the principle that any substance that can cause illness can also cure, this is known as “like cures like” or the law of similars.  His research also found that healing took place using the least amount of medicine necessary to evoke a healing response, this is called “minimum dose” and is the second principle of homeopathy.  Dr. Hahnemann’s scientific studies and provings lead him to the production of potentized homeopathic remedies which are still used today over 200 years after homeopathy was discovered. 

We all know that normal medicines can cause side effects, leading to much suffering or even death. In an effort to prevent side effects, Dr. Hahnemann began successive dilution with agitation of his medicines, to find the point at which they would be therapeutic, but not toxic. This makes homeopathy safe for pregnant women, babies, and the elderly.

The World Health Organization estimates that homeopathy is used by 500 million people worldwide, making it the second most widely used medicine in the world. Currently, there are three thousand substances used as homeopathic remedies to treat everything from colds and cough to arthritis and cancer. This is why homeopathy is best used under the guidance of a trained homeopathic practitioner like myself.

“Homeopathy…cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical and most complete medical science.” Mahatma Ghandi

Wondering if you can be helped with homeopathy?

 Take the time to book a free get to know you call with me. I offer 15 minute calls where you can talk to me about your health concerns.

Resources:

Books 

Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy by Amy Lansky, Phd

Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines by Stephen Cummings, M.D. & Dana Ullman, MPH

Beyond Flat Earth Medicine (Free Downloadable Pdf)  by Timothy R. Dooley, N.D., M.D.

Websites

Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine https://homeopathycanada.com/

Homeopathy Today Magazine & The National Center for Homeopathy   https://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-today-magazine

College of Homeopaths of Ontario http://www.collegeofhomeopaths.on.ca/