Ever Heard of Using Homeopathic Remedies?
Homeopathy is the practice of medicine that offers a holistic and natural approach to healing. It treats a person as a whole and does not focus on an ailing part or a specific disease. Homeopathic remedies are natural because they are made using natural ingredients.
Homeopathy is a Greek word made up of 2 different words: Homeo and Pathy. Homeo means similar while Pathy means suffering or disease. Therefore, homeopathy basically means similar suffering or like disease. This means that the treatment given is similar to the disease the individual is experiencing.
Naturopaths believe that Hippocrates was the first homeopath. In ancient Greece, the Law of Similars was known and taught in schools like the Pythagorean School. Hippocrates had a Pythagorean teacher who taught him this law. Later on, he stated “Omoia Omoiois Eisin Iamata,” which translated means “Similars cure Similars.”
Samuel Hahnemann and Homeopathic Remedies
Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor, began creating the basic principles of homeopathy in the late 1700s. He was concerned about purging, leeching, bloodletting, and other medical procedures used during his time that did more harm than good. He developed his Law of Similars, an idea that disease symptoms can be treated by very tiny amounts of substances that create similar symptoms in healthy persons when given in large doses.
Hahnemann stated that diseases disturb the body’s ability to heal itself and a small stimulus is enough to begin the healing process. At first, he used tiny doses of accepted medications. Later on, he diluted original substances and hypothesized that smaller doses were more powerful than larger ones. This law is referred to as the Law of Infinitesimals.
Since homeopathic remedies were less dangerous than conventional ones, medical practitioners started using them. At the beginning of the 20th century, there were 14,000 homeopathy practitioners and 22 homeopathy schools in the US. However, as medical science and education advanced, homeopathy started to decline.
Homeopathy vs. Naturopathy
If you’ve ever thought that homeopathy and naturopathy are one thing, you are not alone. Many people make the same mistake. Homeopathy and naturopathy are very different. Naturopathy is an umbrella term for various natural therapies which comprise nutrition, herbal medicine, massage, iridology, and even homeopathy.
Naturopathy concentrates on natural remedies. It was invented when people started to focus on natural cures like hydrotherapy, fasting, and a diet of raw whole foods. Over time, different therapeutic disciplines were added to create naturopathy as we know it today.
Naturopaths prescribe treatments which include herbal medicines, minerals, vitamins, and specific foods. They are considered “General Practitioners” of natural therapies. At times, naturopaths prescribe homeopathic medicines for severe symptoms as part of an entire treatment program.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine where practitioners concentrate on the application of homeopathic medicines. It grew out of the traditional medicine of the 18th century. Some people train as naturopaths then later specialize in homeopathy. When treating diseases, homeopaths match medicines to patients’ symptoms. Like naturopaths, they consider diet and lifestyle during consultation. However, they treat patients’ conditions with homeopathic medicine. But prescriptions are individualized and people with the same condition may receive different treatments.
Homeopathic Home Remedies
If you would like to try homeopathic home remedies, these are excellent choices for your home remedy kit. You can find all of them in health food stores. Choose remedies with 30c potency and buy stronger ones later.
First Aid Remedies
- Calendula: Perfect for wounds. It seals wounds quickly so clean the wound before applying it. Can be used as a topical cream in low potency.
- Apis: Treats stings and bites. It helps get rid of pain, swelling, and redness.
- Arnica: Cures shock, injuries, bruising, jet lag, and pain after dental work.
- Ledum: The best remedy for puncture wounds and Lyme disease. Can also be used for insect and animal bites. When used with Hypericum, it can do wonders for tetanus.
- Hypericum: Treats injuries to nerves and pain after dental injections or any kind of nerve pain.
Remedies for Acute Illnesses and Specific Situations
- Aconite: Nips a cold in the bud, particularly those caused by dry wind or shock. Very useful for sudden illness.
- Gelsemium: A powerful cure for the flu. Gets rid of symptoms like shivering, weakness, aching muscles, and heaviness of the eyes and head. Also, can help with headaches, depending upon the cause.
- Eupatorium: An equally important flu remedy, especially flu characterized by extreme pain in the bones.
- Arsenicum Album: A great remedy for food poisoning. Can also be used to treat flu, asthma. Has a keynote of burning pain.
- Ignatia: Treats emotional shock or acute grief.
- Chamomilla: Helps relieve teething pain. Especially helpful for children that “nothing satisfies”
Remedies for General Problems
- Pulsatilla: Soothes and cures ear infections. Can also treat a stomach upset experienced after eating fatty foods. It is helpful for sinus and colds with mucus.
- Lycopodium: Cures bloating and flatulence which gets worse at specific hours of the day. It is also great for pneumonia and right sided sore throats.
- Nux-Vomica: Best cure for hangover or overindulgence in food. Also good for stomach issues and asthma.
- Sulphur: A useful remedy for itchy skin problems that are worsened by warmth.
- Lachesis: A vital remedy for tonsillitis and can also help women going through menopause. It is also supportive of jealousy, fear and insecurity.
- Phosphorus: Very good for a tickling cough that’s made worse by speaking or laughing.
Why the Same Remedy for Different Issues?
After reading what I wrote above you might be asking yourself how can one remedy work on so many different things? Actually one remedy can work for many different issues because it’s not about treating the individual symptoms, it is about looking at the whole person and what is going on in every area of their life.
For example, if someone has a rash and you just look at the rash individually you might pick one specific remedy. But when you delve a little deeper and you find out that a person has had a very upsetting time because the loss of a loved one, then you will find that a completely different remedy might be appropriate because illness can occur from deep grief. This is why it is very important to look at all parts of the body.
By looking into how the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects are doing, you will better understand what the best and most appropriate remedy is to get an instant healing.
It is important to differentiate allopathic medicine where you are treating primarily from the most obvious symptom, to alternative medicine or Homeopathy where you look at the entire body before you make a decision about what is the best treatment.
I am trained in allopathic medicine and I have had to look at things completely different when I started studying and practicing alternative medicine and Homeopathy. They are two different worlds.
In my experience I have found that working with Alternative Therapies not only get to the core but they also create true healing.
When I was working in traditional or allopathic medicine I would have someone come in to the clinic with a sore throat. I would write them a prescription for an antibiotic and they would be back with another sore throat shortly after the first one was gone.
After doing this a number of times I started asking my patients, What else is going on in your life? “ I would discover that they were having difficulty in their relationship and were frightened about telling the truth. They were dealing with great fear, suppression and other emotional aspects that kept bringing up the sore throat.
In Homeopathy, when you realize these things are going on and the sore throat is a symptom of something else that is truly happening at a deeper level, you are able to use the correct remedy which will work on all aspects of the issue.
It is a good idea to learn as much as you can about Homeopathy because it can save you many, many doctor visits. It is also important to utilize a licensed homeopath when you have something that does not shift quickly.
Picking the correct remedy is an art. It is truly a skill. Just like treatment in allopathic medicine becomes a mastery to be able to see a bigger picture and a deeper issue.
It is of course extremely important to see a Naturopath or Medical Doctor if your own self treatment is not clearing things up quickly with homeopathy.
Homeopathic remedies are the best natural cures. They are safe, effective, and work quickly. They treat diseases from their origin and offer permanent cures. Homeopaths believe that diseases affect both the body and mind, disturbing the whole organism. This is why they prescribe single constitutional remedies and not different medicines for the afflicted parts. These remedies treat the whole body and not just the disease. The treatment of symptoms and organs only helps temporarily. For a person to be completely healed, their whole body has to be treated. Homeopathy offers a holistic, individualistic, and totalistic approach.
If you are tired of taking artificial medicines that only offer temporary relief, try homeopathy. It is a great alternative to conventional medicine and does not produce toxic side effects. If you are suffering from a disease that has refused to respond to a specific line of treatment, see a homeopath. Don’t waste time going from one specialist to another. Embrace homeopathy and get permanent relief.
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Author: Esateys Stuchiner
Esateys (pronounced Ee sáh teez) is an International Life Transformational Speaker, Author, Master Facilitator, Life Coach and Expert in the Human condition. She is a Nationally and Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. For over 30 years, she has practiced, taught and lectured extensively in the allopathic and alternative medicine field.
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