What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of natural medicines that were developed in the 1800s by the German doctor Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathic medicine works off a unique belief system that any natural substance that can produce symptoms matching that of disease in a healthy person can help a sick person who has the same symptoms to recover from illness.
Homeopathic medicine is derived from many different natural sources including plants, metals, and minerals which usually come in highly diluted forms.
Why Chose Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is popular worldwide because it is clear that it does work. However, how it works still remains somewhat of a mystery. One popular theory is that the unique method of diluting the remedies imprints the “energy pattern” of the active ingredients in the medicine onto the water being used to dilute it. It’s thought that this energy can communicate with the body and stimulate its natural self-healing energy. Homeopathy would suit someone who is open-minded enough to try something that is not scientifically proven but does seem to produce desirable results.
Who Uses Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is most popular in Europe and Asia but is used by a small but significant number of people all over the world. It can be used for virtually any condition and is highly effective for digestive problems and minor injuries such as insect bites, sprains, and bruises. When homeopathy is used under professional supervision, it is often highly effective for treating chronic conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, or long-standing emotional problems such as depression. However, to be effective for serious conditions the medicines must be tailored for the individual by a trained practitioner.
Where To Find A Practitioner
Some homeopathic practitioners also have conventional medical training and credentials and others do not. It just depends on what you are comfortable with, you can either choose to find someone who doubles as a regular doctor or put 100% of your trust into homeopathy. You will find practitioners in some medical centers and private practices. Below is a list of resources to help you find a registered practitioner in your area.