What is Homeopathy and How Does it Work?

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Homeopathy is a word that you have probably heard in many different contexts. You have probably heard many people use the term and maybe you didn’t know exactly what they were talking about but don’t feel bad, it is very possible that the person using the word didn’t completely understand it either. In the following paragraphs we will discuss what homeopathy is, how it works, and how it can have long lasting, positive, health benefits. At the end, you will have a better understanding of homeopathy, and perhaps it will give you a strategy for improving the quality of your life.

What is Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of healthcare that has its origins around 200 years ago. Homeopathic medicine is an alternative style of healthcare that aims to treat every patient as an individual and find the best way to heal them. A homeopathic provider seeks to find the most appropriate medicine that is tailored to the individual’s symptoms and overall health. Homeopathic medicine is practiced by millions throughout the world. It is very popular in India and South America and is gaining popularity in virtually every other region.

The Basic Principles of Homeopathy

There are two main principles that define Homeopathic medicine.

The first is, “like cures like”. This principle is based on the observation that the body “knows” how to cure itself. The founders of homeopathy state that you can heal effectively by ingesting medicines, in small amounts, that produce similar symptoms as a way to aid the body to heal itself. They believe that this “jump starts” the healing response and leads to improvement and an eventual cure.

The second principle regards only using as much medicine as is necessary. Homeopathic doctors study and research to discover the smallest possible dose that will yield the desired results. They believe that only a small amount of medicine is needed to begin the healing process. More may cause more problems and less may not be effective.

What Conditions Can Homeopathic Medicine Treat?

Homeopathic medicine is used to treat a variety of ailments. Some of the most common conditions that are treated with homeopathic methods are:

  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart disease
  • Migraines

This is not a comprehensive list. Homeopathic medicine is used to treat most common ailments.

In addition to these conditions, homeopathic medicine can be an effective treatment for things that traditional, Western, medicine my not have established a treatment for. It has been used to treat emotional disorders like anxiety and depression. There is also a history of using homeopathic medicine to improve the lives of individuals who are effected by Autism or Asperger’s.

A homeopathic healthcare provider will also tell you that homeopathic medicine is not limited to specific diseases. It can be effective in treating an overall, and unknown, unwell feeling. Our office serves Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch area citizens who are looking for natural, effective, healthcare. Additionally, our clinic offers a limited amount of homeopathic injections that can be effective for various ailments. Contact our clinic to discuss your specific information and how Homeopathic medicine can promote acute and overall wellness.