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Natural, without side effects
The primary virtue of homeopathy seems to be that it can be highly
effective without side effects. It can also be taken with
other medications if needed.
Self-treatment for the symptoms of
common complaints and minor infections is provided by over-the-counter
homeopathic remedies. They can be single-ingredient or combination remedies
and are found in many health food
stores and an increasing number of drugstore chains. We have a drug
store in our area, Southern California, where the pharmacists
are also trained and have a degree in homeopathy.
Many people choose to consult a practitioner trained in homeopathic prescribing,
where far more potent and individualized remedies may be obtained after a
thorough examination to determine the precise nature of the patient's
Homeopathy is currently classified among the "alternative"
therapies, but the large and growing body of evidence for homeopathy's
effectiveness is increasing its acceptance and use in more conventional
is different from conventional medicine because conventional
medicine simply defines health as the lack of symptoms (if you
reduce or suppress a cough, is your cold gone?).
Homeopathic medicines stimulate your body so your body heals
itself by dealing with the sources of your symptoms.
The History of Homeopathy?
Homeopathy, also known as
homeopathic medicine, is an alternative medical system
that was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago
by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). Hahnemann
graduated from medical school in 1779 and started his
own medical practice. He soon began his first
homeopathic experiments in 1790, as a result of his
disillusionment with such common medical practices of
the day as purging, bloodletting, and the use of toxic
became very popular in the early 1900’s. At that
time, there were 22 homeopathic medical schools, 100
homeopathic hospitals and over 1,000 homeopathic
pharmacies. Boston University, Stanford University and
New York Medical College were among those educational
institutions that were teaching homeopathy. However,
it was not long after this period of time (in the
early 1920’s) that many of the schools closed —
mostly due to the decline of homeopathy’s popularity
which was greatly affected by the American Medical
Association. It was at
this time when modern drug
companies began releasing drugs that were easy to
administer to patients. It
was at this time that medicine was
"standardized" and turned to drugs and
surgery as the
only way to "cure".
The Homeopathic Resurgence
Although the United States experienced a dwindling
interest in homeopathy, other nations, including
countries in Europe and Asia, were experiencing a
steady growth of homeopathic teachings and interest.
Today, nearly all French
pharmacies sell homeopathic remedies and medicines;
and homeopathy has a particularly strong following in
Russia, India, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany,
Netherlands, Italy, England, and South America.
Homeopathy is also rising
again in the United States. This resurgence has been
documented by the National Center for Homeopathy in
Virginia, which stated that Americans spent 230
million dollars on homeopathic remedies in 1996. It
has also been said that sales are rising rapidly at
about 12 – 15% each year.
researchers, corporations and the general public are
all responsible for the accelerated expansion in the
interest of homeopathic products, research and
What is it and why was it
Homeopathy copies the illness. "Like cures
In striving to provide an answer, homeopathy
is often likened to immunizations, vaccines and allergy treatments, which are
similar to homeopathy in that they involve extreme dilutions of a
substance, and both are known to stimulate the body's own healing powers.
It is stimulating the body's own immune responses,
while minimizing the risk of exacting any harm in the
Homeopathic treatment involves giving extremely small doses of
substances that produce characteristic symptoms of illness in
healthy people when given in larger doses. This approach is
called "like cures like."
There are clinical trials that show homeopathy to be
working, especially for PMS. Here is a list of them for PMS
We recommend three homeopathic remedies that we have
found to work.
There are so many more that we
will be researching and bringing to you.
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