Homeopathic medicine is not a substitute for a healthy life-style.Homeopathy works best in conjunction with balanced eating and exercise habits... Read More... There are over 3000 homeopathic medicines to choose from, derived from plant, animal, or mineral Sources.Read More... Homeopathy rocks because it harnesses the most powerful medicinal tool available to mankind, our own self-healing capacity.Read More...
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What it is

Our self-healing capacity is the most powerful medicinal tool we have at our disposal. Homeopathic medicine is a sophisticated method of natural therapeutics which works by harnessing our body's natural defenses. There are over 3000 homeopathic medicines to choose from, derived from plant, animal, or mineral sources. When used correctly, homeopathic medicines can help you heal yourself, with no harmful side-effects.

How it works

Symptoms are the way our body reacts to stress. What was stressful in your life when your illness first began, and how you reacted to that stress physically, emotionally and mentally reveals your coping style. A natural substance is then chosen which can produce symptoms similar to yours when given to healthy volunteers (one which can create a similar stress-response to yours, thus having an affinity to your method of coping), acting like a vaccine tailor-made to boost your own resistance.

"Who" we treat, v.s. "what" we treat:

Each of us is unique. Two individuals suffering from the "same" condition need a treatment tailored to the person and not just the condition. Your headache may feel different from mine, and may have been triggered by different factors. Our moods during a headache may differ, as may our appetite, thirst, sleep, etc. While not so relevant in the conventional medical model, these differences help a homeopathic physician determine your unique coping style and find a medicine that is tailored to you.

Healing or Suppression?

Suppression occurs when we eliminate symptoms without enhancing overall vitality and resilience. An example of suppression is when the joint pain of arthritis is "successfully" treated with Viox or Celebrex, resulting in heart attacks! In contrast, healing therapies work only because they are able to enhance vitality, harnessing our body's ability to resist inherited predispositions.

Preventive

By enhancing vitality and resistance, not only can we recover from whatever ails us, we can prevent future relapses as well. As the saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Teamwork

Your guidance is essential in helping me help you. Remember, your life story is important to understanding your unique coping style. It holds the key to understanding how your dis-ease evolved, shedding light on the profound mystery of how your natural defenses work.

Lifestyle

Homeopathic medicine is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. On the contrary, homeopathy works best in conjunction with balanced eating and exercise habits. None the less, improved health through homeopathy often results in greater vitality and awareness, enhancing motivation towards a better lifestyle.

Examples of the homeopathic principle

Homeopathy is based on the so called "Law of Similars"; a substance which can produce symptoms in healthy volunteers cures similar symptoms in the sick. Thus...

Cut an onion and you get symptoms similar to hay fever...runny nose, itching, burning and weepy eyes, and sneezing. A preparation of red onion, allium cepa (prescribed in highly diluted and succussed doses. Homeopathic pharmacies have standardized ways of preparing homeopathic medicines) is frequently medicinal to those who suffer from hay fever.

Coffee (again, prepared to homeopathic specifications and not in crude form) is often medicinal for those suffering from insomnia triggered by good news.

Allergic reactions, including hives, itching, burning, redness and swelling of the skin, difficulty breathing, etc. are often overcome with apis, a homeopathic preparation of the bee, or Rhus-tox, a homeopathic preparation of poison ivy.

Salt is known to be associated with cardiovascular problems. Natrum muriaticum, a homeopathic preparation of salt, is a well known homeopathic treatment for not only heart conditions, but for people who have suffered the chronic consequences of grief and depression, experiences often associated with heart problems.

Julek Meissner ND, DHANP

?2005 Julek Meissner,
N.D. Homeopathic Medicine