Homeopathy is very gentle, energetic medicine that stimulates your own body’s healing process. It uses very dilute substances to gently prompt your body to heal itself. With homeopathy, the amounts of active substance are so low so side effects are very rare and interactions with other drugs are minimal.
To find out if homeopathy may be right for you, ask yourself:
- Does every medication you take seem to be way too strong for you?
- Do you remember your symptoms clearly starting after a specific event in your life?
- Would you rather use completely natural, side-effect free medicine to treat your kids?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, like many others, homeopathy could be the answer for you!
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle “like cures like.” This means if the symptoms you have are similar to a state that is caused by a particular substance, your symptoms can be cured by very small doses of that same substance.
It can be a strange concept at first, but here’s an example. Coffee produces a state of racing thoughts and difficulty sleeping, so if you find yourself unable to fall asleep at night because your mind is overactive, homeopathic coffee could help. Often, the substances that homeopathic remedies are made out of would be toxic at high doses; when they are made into remedies, they are diluted so that they become very safe to use. The symptoms that the substances would produce, if given in toxic doses, are the same kinds of symptoms that can be healed when remedies in very dilute doses are used. It may sound strange, but homeopathy can be very effective, and is one of the core clinical treatment modalities that naturopathic doctors learn.
Homeopathy works with your body to stimulate healing. It’s very gentle and doesn’t interact with any medications. And when the right remedy is used, it works fast!
Is homeopathy for me?
Homeopathy can be a very effective, and very fast way to get symptom relief. It can work for anyone! It can help with pain and other physical symptoms just as well as it can work with depression or other emotional concerns. Homeopathic medicines can be an excellent part of a treatment plan, and naturopathic doctors have many tools in our tool-kits. Naturopathic doctors often prescribe other treatments in addition to homeopathy.
If you are someone who is very sensitive to medications, or if you want to do things naturally, homeopathy can be right for you. If your health hasn’t been the same since specific event – whether physical or emotional – homeopathy may help. Another good indicator if homeopathy is right for you is you’ve noticed that your conditions changes with the temperature or environment.
Homeopathy can also be very helpful to people who have stress or anxiety. There are remedies that can be used that provide effective, gentle stress relief. You’ll feel more relaxed and better able to handle difficult or stressful situations. There are homeopathic remedies that work very well before a big meeting or exam, and others that can help you relax enough to fall asleep easily.
How do naturopathic doctors use homeopathy?
Homeopathy is quite effective for acute conditions and naturopathic doctors often use it to help manage stress and anxiety or even treat colds and flus. It stimulates your body’s ability to heal itself, and it works very quickly to alleviate symptoms. Some people even find it provides instant relief.
Homeopathy can also be used to treat chronic conditions. For conditions that have been with you for a long time, that are stable but never healed, homeopathy might be able to provide the stimulation your body needs to heal itself. Homeopathy is holistic, and it works for mental, emotional, and physical concerns, and all of those areas are a part of your health.
Naturopathic doctors are well-trained in homeopathy. We take hundreds of classroom hours of training, and learn how to use homeopathy with patients in a clinical setting during our internships. We’re also trained in diagnosis and comprehensive assessment, and we make sure we’re covering all the bases when we develop treatments for you. Homeopathy is the most gentle of our many tools, and one of the best ways to stimulate your body’s own healing processes.
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