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Homeopathy

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a time-honored form of medicine that has been practiced with worldwide acceptance for more than 200 years. For the past two centuries, homeopathy has been well documented as a deeply effective means of treating a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms.

The system of Homeopathy originated in 1796 with the innovative work of German physician and chemist, Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. Hahnemann's pioneering work showed a deep understanding of the mind-body connection; it was strongly influenced by the concepts of alchemy.

The founding homeopathic principle of "like cures like" evolved from the early teachings of Hippocrates, who is considered to be the father of Western medicine. Both Hippocrates and Hahnemann observed that a similarity exists between the symptoms caused by an active substance in high doses, and the symptoms relieved by the same substance in ultra-low doses.

The central philosophy of homeopathic medicine is based on the practice of using tiny doses of natural medicines to stimulate the body's inborn healing capacity. Homeopathic remedies act by stimulating the body to react to an illness instead of suppressing symptoms. Such remedies are derived from natural resources that are recognized to have a therapeutic effect; they are non-allergenic, non-toxic, and free of side effects. Homeopathic remedies are manufactured and controlled by the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the U.S. and the F.D.A. The laws that govern their manufacture are outlined in the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

An initial homeopathic consultation encompasses a comprehensive history and physical exam during which the practitioner obtains information about the mental and emotional nature of a person's constitution. Each homeopathic prescription must respect and reflect the complexity of this individual's constitution.

In homeopathic treatment, the practitioner prescribes remedies to treat the totality of symptom patterns, rather than suggesting individual remedies for specific diagnoses. The goal of a homeopathic prescription is to cure imbalances that are the hidden cause of health challenges.

Health is the well-balanced vital energy of the mind, body, and spirit!