WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY? Homeopathy is a system of medical therapy that uses very small doses of remedies. These remedies are prepared from substances found in nature. The classical homeopath chooses the proper remedy by following a special rule of nature. This rule is called the Law of Similars. This law states “like cure like”, or that a medicine can cure a sick person if it can cause similar sickness in a healthy person. For instance, if you peel an onion, your eyes burn, itch and water. You might also have a runny nose and begin to sneeze. If you had similar symptoms during a cold or allergy attack, such as a runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing, a homeopathic micro-dose of remedy Allium cepa (red onion) would help your body heal itself.
Homeopathy stimulates the body’s self-regulating processes to heal itself rather than merely controlling the symptoms of disease.
IS HOMEOPATHY NEW? The Law of Similars has been known since at least the time of Hippocrates (ca. 400 B.C.), but it was Samuel Hahnemann who fully stated the ideas of homeopathy in the early 1800’s. He was a doctor and a chemist in Germany who lived from 1755 to 1843. He discovered the truth of the Law of Similars by testing small doses of medicine on himself.
By 1900, about twenty percent of doctors in the United States were homeopaths, but due to various political and social changes, homeopathy had become relatively unknown in this country until recently.
WHAT ARE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES? Any plant, mineral or animal substance can be used as a remedy. The original substance is diluted in liquid repeatedly, and vigorously shaken with each dilution. Unusual as it sounds, these very small amounts of remedies can act very strongly when used properly. Also, because the remedies are very diluted, they are extremely safe.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM HOMEOPATHY? This may sound strange but in homeopathy we do not treat diseases, but help the person who is sick. A person’s symptoms, whether physical, mental or emotional, form a whole representing a state of imbalance very specific for this individual. The goal of the Homeopath is to recognize through the unique expression of symptoms of a person the pattern of disturbed energy and identify among the great number of remedies available the one most homeopathic, or most similar to the person’s symptoms.
Since homeopathic remedies are devoid of all chemical toxicity, homeopathy is ideal for people of all ages.
Olga Saletsky, Classical Homeopath Phone: (630) 677-1325 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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