Homeopathy is a natural system of alternative medicine that works with your body to relieve symptoms of sickness, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It offers a safe way to change the direction of a disease or sickness. Homeopathic medicines are made of natural substances, is safe to use with pets and children, has no side effects that modern medicine and treatment offers, and it is FDA regulated.
Our lifestyle choices, diet, and environment play a huge role in our health. The medicine we use to treat or relieve health problems also plays a huge role in our bodies ability to heal itself and stay healthy. Homeopathy is based on a natural law known as the Law of similars, “like cures like”, meaning substances that can cause a healthy person to show symptoms, can be used to cure diseases that have these symptoms. So instead of choosing a remedy that suppresses the symptoms (like conventional medicine), a homeopath would choose a remedy that supports the system. Conventional medicine works to control illnesses and diseases, suppressing the symptoms, while homeopathic medicine supports the symptoms and aids the body in building immunity and healing itself naturally. Homeopathic remedies are also personalized and specific to your symptoms, illness, and/or disease, as two people may have the same sickness, but different symptoms.
History of homeopathy
The “Law of Similars” has been around since the time of Hippocrateas, about 400 BC. Nevertheless, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German doctor and chemist, is whom is given credit to the finding of homeopathy. His tests, which he started on himself, further proved the truth behind the Law of Similars. By 1900, 20% of American doctors were homeopaths, but due to political and social events, it’s popularity diminished. Many other countries, such as France, Great Britain, Mexico, Germany, India, and more accept homeopathy greater than the US. Even the family doctor to Queen Elizabeth of England is a homeopathic doctor.