What is Homeopathy?


Homeopathy is a form of treatment designed to stimulate the body’s own healing process in order to alleviate symptoms. It is based upon the discovery that a substance minutely diluted may heal symptoms similar to those it causes in higher amounts. The primary principle of homeopathy is “Similia Similibus Curentur” the phrase “like cures like” is often used to describe a basic concept behind homeopathy.

The science of homeopathy was developed by the German physician and chemist, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, known as the father of homeopathy, in the early 1800’s. Using the theory of cell salts, developed by Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler, through many experiments called “proving”, he furthered the known theory that “like cures like.”

What is a cell salt? It is a remedy from the natural mineral compounds that combine with water and organic matter to compose the cells and tissues of our bodies. There are only twelve. Because they are made of what we are made of, the cell salts are gentle and the easiest way to restore balance aiding in assimilation. Nat Phos for example: its source, sodium phosphate, is in our body to break down acids, including digestive acids and the lactic acids that settle in our muscles after exercise or trauma. If you take Nat Phos when suffering from an acid condition, the process of calming the acids is greatly accelerated.

In homotoxicology, the theory of Dr. Hans Heinrich Reckeweg, it is important to recognize the holistic concept that this practice offers. Illness manifests itself in phases. The goal of treatment is to treat the acute symptoms and then, the underlying chronic condition. If the remedies are correctly selected, the patient’s own defense system can be stimulated to eliminate the problem, with no side effects or potential for overdose.

In general, homeopathic products are designed to work with the body’s defense mechanisms, and facilitate the body’s elimination of toxic substances. Homeopathic remedies are often seen as educators, with no chemical residue, they stimulate the potential within the patient’s body opening a window to a future of balance and vitality.

Combination homeopathic products are easy to understand and use for health care practitioners trained within the conventional medical paradigm, as well as those trained in non-conventional medicine. Science is finding success with similarly diluted substances in and out of medicine.

Homeopathy offers endless possibilities for bringing balance to the health concerns of today’s patients restoring deficiencies without being invasive or compromising their future health in any way.