The first time I heard about homeopathy was during a webinar I signed up for by Joette Calabrese. This was about a year ago, and I remember taking notes but having no idea what she was talking about or what it all was. I signed up for her newsletter, however, and slowly, drip by drip, was introduced to the world of homeopathy. I was AMAZED.
Homeopathy is not what many may think of as “home remedies” or herbalism. It is a medical science, proven by laws and backed by 200 years worth of research and the FDA. What I didn’t realize was that homeopathic medicine was practiced widely throughout the United States up until about the 1940s. At that time, the pharmaceutical companies took over through marketing and media, and the information about homeopathy was suppressed. In places around the world, however, it is thriving as a logical alternative to allopathic medicine.
So what is homeopathy anyway? The practice was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann and established on the principal that “like cures like.” For example, an herb or plant that would create certain symptoms if given in large amounts also has the ability to cure these very symptoms when diluted significantly. Using the homeopathic technique, the remedies become curative and highly effective without side effects or harm to the body. When used accordingly, they are even safe for infants and pregnant women!
The challenge comes in finding the right remedy for the symptom since it relies on a holistic approach, not a one-size-fits-all approach. There are multiple remedies for headache, but it will be up to the sufferer to use his/her symptoms to exactly match the symptoms to the remedy that would best fit and cause a curative response in the body. Symptoms are valued in the realm of homeopathy as they lead to the remedies that provide healing and restoration. Contrast this with conventional medicine where symptoms are suppressed with toxic drugs. Due to this suppression, the body then seeks other ways to “talk” with new symptoms that soon enough only require more drugs.
The field of homeopathy is huge, I have learned, and requires extensive study for the curing and healing of chronic ailments. A seasoned homeopath should be seen for these types of conditions that require more time for true healing. Acute conditions, however, are easily addressed by the novice learner with brief study and application.
I have seen it work multiple times for my family in the past three months, and it has been in many ways miraculous. I will share our little homeopathy stories along the way so that you, too, can discover your own.
With a proven safety record and the ability to restore the body to health, I can’t wait to share more about this amazing little jewel known as homeopathy. Stay tuned!