Homeopathy is safe but powerful natural health care which works deeply to stimulate the body’s own natural healing ability. It works on the principle that “like cures like.” In other words, a substance which can cause symptoms in a healthy person, when given in a tiny homeopathic dose, will help heal those same symptoms in someone who is ill with them.
The truth of this law was discovered by a German medical doctor and scientist, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in 1796, and has been verified experimentally and clinically for over 200 years.
Homeopathic remedies are made from plant, mineral, or animal substances, and together express the entire gamut of human experience. The remedies are prepared to precise standards and work by stimulating the body’s own healing power.
Homeopathy is excellent for acute problems such as ear infections, colds, flu, injuries, etc. as well as chronic conditions such as ADD, depression, anxiety, asthma, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, and more. It is wonderful for babies, children and adults, and can even be used on animals. Many people learn to use homeopathy at home for first aid and mild illnesses, but should always consult a professional for anything chronic, recurring, or serious.
As in all holistic medicine, disease in homeopathy is understood as the disturbance of the whole organism, and treats the person as a whole, and as a unique individual, rather than treating merely the disease, or the symptom(s). Therefore, a classically trained homeopath does not give different remedies for different symptoms a person has, but rather, gives one single constitutional remedy that addresses the picture of the person as a whole. This encourages the most lasting and profound healing, at the most fundamental level.