Homeopathy, which dates back to the 1700s, is an alternative medicinal practice that uses small doses of natural substances that in a healthy person would create symptoms of disease. In order to help treat or cure a disease Homeopathy uses the fewest possible quantity of an active element, even if this same component has resulted in the illness in the first place.
Homeopathy is the second largest therapeutic system in use in the world, according to WHO.
Now, hundreds of diverse homeopathic remedies are available. A range of natural substances are used in Homeopathic medicine. They are either derived from animals or from minerals or plants. Activated charcoal, fresh or dried herbs, garlic, vinegar, caffeine, crushed bees, white arsenic, mountain herbs, stinging nettle plants, and poison ivy are used by a homeopathic doctor to treat a patient. To create the sweet pills, gels, skin ointments, creams or drops, these substances are extracted or processed in another way.
How Homeopathy Works
We have already discussed that the same substance which contribute to an illness is used to treat the very same illness in Homeopathy. Homeopathy is based on the belief that this practice helps the body’s natural ability to heal and stimulate the immune system. The School Of Homeopathy states, “that which a substance is capable of causing, it is also capable of curing.”
In Homeopathy, treatments are tailored to each person’s specific symptoms, body, history, and needs. It focuses on “individualized” and holistic cure. For instance, just imagine that two people are suffering from fever or migraine. But if they go to a Homeopathy doctor he/she will give different recommendations for them. Medicines will be prescribed based on their distinctive situation and also after analysing how their body is expected to respond.
Homeopathy is different from conventional medicine. When you consult a Homeopathy doctor he will ask you about your likes and dislikes, food habits, behaviour, etc. This is because in Homeopathy a patient’s personality and emotions are very important. A patient is treated based on these factors.
Some patients might need higher doses than others because patients react in a different way to a range of doses of homeopathic medicines.
Depending on the patient’s needs Homeopathic remedies – whether minerals, adaptogen herbs, animal products or medicinal mushrooms – are diluted to a certain potency. The aim is to always use the minimum dose possible.
Apart from asking patients about their relationships, stress levels, family, personal characteristics, and so on, lab tests are also normally carried out to help the homeopathic doctor learn about the patient’s condition.
However, a Homeopathy doctor never prescribes medicines only based on lab tests. They are always self-reported and viewed in light of the patient’s symptoms. A Homeopathy doctor will not just fix standard medications after simply taking urine, blood, hormone or other tests. To learn about the patient’s expectations and entire experience is the goal of the homeopathic doctor. This is an effective way to help heal a patient “holistically” without any side-effects.