Origin of homeopathyGerman homöopathie, literally , likeness of feeling (see homeo- and -pathy): coined (c. 1800) by S. Hahnemann
- Utilizes natural substances from plants, animals and minerals in minute quantities to stimulate the body’s immune system to cure problems or ills.
- Chooses substances that, when given to a healthy person in larger quantities, will cause symptoms similar to those experienced by the patient.
- Deals with the whole person when determining a course of treatment. Information regarding a patient's genetic links and family histories are obtained, as well as current physical, mental and emotional symptoms
- Natural substances and the minute amounts administered seldom yield side effects.
- Personalized approach provides a holistic approach - mind, body and spirit - to illness that may offer better results in the overall treatment and response of the patient.
- An example of homeopathy is taking tablets specific to your illness purchased from a health food store.
- An example of homeopathy is giving substances that, when given to a healthy person in larger quantities, will cause symptoms similar to those experienced by the patient.
- An example of homeopathy is using red onion, mountain herb and stinging nettle as substances in some homeopathic remedies.
- An example of homeopathy is "potentizing" which is the dilution of a more concentrated solution of the substance. In most remedies, the dilutions produce a solution that no longer contains any of the original substance.
The definition of homeopathy is an alternative medical treatment that uses small doses of natural substances to stimulate the body's immune system and natural healing ability to fight the illness.
How It Works
Given the correct environmental factors such as nutrition, herbs and supplements, our bodies are designed to heal themselves when ailments or diseases occur.
Benefits of Homeopathy
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homeopathy - Medical Definition
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- The list of alternative treatments for carbohydrate intolerance includes aromatherapy, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, juice therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy, naturopathic medicine, and Chinese traditional herbal medicine.
- A number of different alternative therapies may be pursued to treat STDs, such as the use of herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, and nutritional supplements, although minimal research has been done to establish their efficacy.
- According to Holistic Online, an online resource for information on homeopathy and herbal remedies, the recommended St. John's Wort dosage if you're taking it as an antidepressant, is 300 mg three times per day.
- Some natural healing systems, such as homeopathy, are regarded as generally safe, while others, such as some herbs, should be used only under the guidance of a skilled healer, herbalist, naturopath or physician.
- Homeopathy and herbal remedies used in Chinese traditional herbal medicine also have been shown to alleviate some of the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy and are being recommended by many doctors.