Homeopathic medicines must be handled carefully. Keep them out of the sun. Don’t touch the granules, pellets or tablets (the medicines come in different shapes and sizes). Tap them from the cap of the bottle or the plastic tube directly into your mouth. Allow them to dissolve; swallow. (Water is not necessary.) Medicines should be [...]
Homeopathy is a scientific system of medicine based on the discovery that a medicinal substance can cure the same problems it can cause – by varying the dosage of that substance.
Any herb, mineral or animal product given to a healthy person in a suitable dose will eventually cause that person to experience symptoms. [...]
Many homeopathic medicines originate from herbs, but after they are prepared homeopathically they have quite different actions from natural herbs (i.e., the ones you buy in the health food store). The same goes for minerals. Once they are prepared homeopathically, common minerals such as calcium carbonate have their own specific actions – quite [...]
The German physician Samuel Hahnemann, born in 1753, made a critical observation in the 1790s when he experimented on himself by taking the drug Cinchona Bark which contains quinine. At the time, Hahnemann was translating a medical text concerning Cinchona from English into German. The English text seemed to contradict his own earlier [...]
Hahnemann postulated that in giving a sick person a medicine known to produce symptoms similar to what he was suffering, he was substituting a temporary drug disease for the natural disease. This drug disease, he maintained, was more powerful than the natural disease and would drive it out.
From our perspective in the late twentieth [...]
Yes. In classical homeopathy the prescription is based not only on a patient’s physical symptoms but on all his or her symptoms. A person’s mental and emotional state count as much or more than the physical condition when deciding on which medicine to prescribe. The correct medicine improves the mental [...]
Hahnemann found that often there would be a temporary worsening of the very symptoms he was attempting to cure, so he experimented by diluting the medicine, making it smaller. At a certain point it ceased to act.
Then Hahnemann did something never before tried in the history of medicine. He forcibly shook the [...]
Because homeopathic medicines are diluted to the point where no molecules remain, we postulate that they cannot act biochemically and, therefore, must react energetically with the body’s subtle (meaning immeasurable) energies. It may very well be that what the homeopathic medicine is affecting is what the acupuncturists call the “chi.” Whatever it is, [...]
A placebo is a dummy medicine. Many people have reported improvements after taking a placebo thinking it was a real medicine. There are good reasons to think that homeopathic medicines are not placebos. First, they act on infants, animals and unconscious patients. Second, patients frequently report feeling worse (the homeopathic aggravation) [...]
Is Homeopathy a Scientific System of Medicine, or Is it Based More on the Intuition of the Practitioner?
Homeopathy as a system is based on provings. It is the provings of medicines that form the scientific basis of homeopathy. Each medicine has been “proved” to elicit symptoms in several or many provers. In a proving, a homeopathic medicine is given to healthy persons. Whatever symptoms they develop are [...]
The allopath views diseases as localizing in various organs and systems, and uses specific drugs to suppress those diseases. The homeopath, while not unconcerned with the localizing pathology, believes the core problem lies in what some call the central disturbance. The central disturbance is a mind-body disorder. In turn it has [...]
What’s the Difference Between Homeopathy and Immunizations? Between Homeopathy and Allergy Desensitization?
In modern immunizations either attenuated (weakened) live or killed viral or bacterial products are injected. The body reacts by making antibodies to those viruses and bacteria which afford protection against various viral and bacterial diseases.
In contrast, a homeopathic medicine is so diluted that no particulate matter remains. Often no molecules remain. In [...]
As strange as it might sound, the homeopath does not treat diseases per se. He or she treats the individual who happens to have x, y, or z pathology. A homeopath does not limit his treatment to any one area of the body by concentrating his therapy on, say, arthritis or bronchitis or [...]
The answer is a resounding yes. Many cases of depression (including suicidal depression), manic depression, and phobias have been successfully resolved using homeopathy. I have personally been able to wean patients off antidepressants such as Prozac and other drugs using homeopathy. A key point: Once the patient begins to improve, only [...]
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without hyperactivity) have been helped through homeopathic treatment. The best book on the subject is Ritalin Free Kids by J. Reichenberg-Ullman and R.Ullman.
Homeopathy has has won accolades in a host of other behavioral problems including extremely angry, violent children; dopey, spacy, inattentive kids; chronic liars; children [...]
My Child Keeps Getting Ear Infections One After the Other. Antibiotics Get Her Over the Acute Episode, But Do Nothing to Prevent Another One. Can Homeopathy Help?
Yes. Most cases of otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear) can be treated with homeopathy. In fact, some parents become so proficient in treating acute illnesses with homeopathy that they rarely, if ever, have to take their children to the pediatrician. However, when it comes to chronic otitis with fluid behind [...]
Frankly, it’s almost a waste of time to treat each acute illness with acute homeopathic remedies or drugs. What the child needs is a deep-acting remedy which we call his or her constitutional medicine. Such a medicine will act strongly to strengthen the immune system so that all of those acute problems [...]
Many a difficult pregnancy has been helped by skillful homeopathic prescribing whether it be a pregnancy-related problem or a sickness that coincides with the pregnancy.
Completely safe for both mother and child, homeopathic medicines can help resolve problems which arise during labor, delivery, and the post-partum period. You will, however, need a prescriber with know-how [...]
Again, yes. Teething is often simple, and any over-the-counter homeopathic mixture containing Chamomilla will usually work. Colic can be tougher and may require constitutional prescribing.
A certain strain of strep known as Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus can cause scarlet fever and rheumatic fever, both of which are uncommon even when untreated. The incidence of rheumatic fever in patients with untreated strep ranges from 0.1% to 3%, with most cases thought to occur in malnourished persons living in overcrowded conditions. [...]
The hot flashes associated with menopause are not simple to treat. There are many homeopathic medicines known to help but, in general, it will be the constitutional medicine which will work best. You will need an expert homeopath.
No. There are homeopathic medicines which can cure acute cystitis making antibiotics unnecessary. However, if a woman shows a tendency to develop recurrent cystitis then she has a constitutional problem which must be treated with the appropriate constitutional medicine.
Home Remedy for Cystitis (for acute, not chronic, cystitis):
Place 1 bunch of parsley and [...]
Yes, but not overnight. Most asthmatics tend to be highly allergic. Only as the immune system strengthens under homeopathic treatment will the allergic tendency reduce and the asthma improve. It can take a long time especially in adults who often are on multiple inhalers and other medicines. These drugs make it difficult to [...]
Some of my most rewarding experiences as a homeopathic doctor have been in treating such people and there are many, many of them. Sometimes their grief is so heavy that they remain depressed and discouraged for years. Sometimes they manifest their grief in the form of physical problems. The correct homeopathic medicine [...]
Homeopathy has been so successful in treating all sorts of traumatic injuries that the stories are legendary. Every household should have a bottle of Arnica, the plant which in homeopathic form can swiftly help most soft tissue injuries. Watch the swelling go down, the black and blue marks recede, and the pain diminish. [...]
Very definitely so. Homeopathy can help counter the effects of anesthesia, if there are any, and it can help the surgical wound to heal faster. Also some patients have trouble voiding and/or having a bowel movement after surgery, and homeopathy can be useful there too. Many patients have reported that their surgeon [...]
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is admittedly a difficult illness, but every good homeopath has cured some cases – usually within a matter of several months. As always in homeopathy, there is no specific homeopathic medicine for CFS. Only the medicine which covers all the symptoms, emotional as well as physical, can cure.
Candidiasis is another difficult illness which many people ascribe to the overuse of antibiotics. Yes, it too can be helped with carefully prescribed homeopathic medicines.
By all means. Dogs, cats, birds, cows, horses, pigs, and other animals are very sensitive to homeopathic medicines. There are some veterinarians who specialize in homeopathy, and they report good results.
Many older persons are over medicated making it difficult to determine whether their complaints are drug related or due to a disease. For them homeopathy could be a boon. These people should be treated only by well-trained homeopathic physicians who will be able to judge which drugs they can discontinue and when.
A good question. There are many illnesses which are too advanced or simply too difficult to help. Homeopathy has not been shown to have helped many neurological problems such as Parkinson’s, Alzeheimer’s, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Insulin dependent diabetes is a difficult illness to treat. Most diabetics have not been able to get off insulin [...]
Well-Trained Homeopaths, i.e., those with 1,000 or more hours of study at a reputable school, are, unfortunately, hard to find. You can get a list of homeopaths from the National Center for Homeopathy. If you join the NCH, you will receive a very informative monthly newsletter.
National Center for Homeopathy contact information:
801 North Fairfax
The homeopathic interview is unlike any interview in the rest of medicine. You will find your homeopath knows how to listen and knows how to ask questions. You will be encouraged to speak at length about your problems, and he or she will ask you further questions about many aspects of your life, including:
How you [...]
Hopefully you’ll start to get better. This can be rapid if it is an acute problem or slow if it is a deeper problem. If you have been very ill for years it will take months.
Sometimes the patient feels worse in the first day or two or three. This is actually a [...]
In general, the classical homeopath will want to do a follow up consultation in a month or six weeks. He waits this long to allow the medicine to act. Follow-up visits are much shorter than the initial one. If he or she is satisfied that you are progressing, you will continue on [...]
The simple answer is the classical homeopath uses one and only one medicine at a time. Other practitioners give combinations of homeopathic medicines. While these often act, one never knows which of the various ingredients actually did the job, so it is difficult to be precise. Also combinations often give momentary [...]
A side effect is a harmful, possibly damaging, effect – common in pharmacologicals. Homeopathic medicines do not cause side effects. The homeopathic aggravation, when it occurs, is not a side effect but a direct effect.
Homeopathic medicines are eminently safe. Incidentally, homeopathic medicines are monitored by the Federal Drug Administration [...]
Both. In acute illnesses the remedies often act swiftly, sometimes within minutes. (For instance, it is common to see a child with a hot, inflamed throbbing ear and a high fever who is howling with pain drop off to sleep in one or two minutes after homeopathic Belladonna.) In chronic illnesses the [...]
In an ideal practice, the homeopath would only see patients who were free from the symptom-suppressing effects of drugs. Drug-free patients provide clearer symptoms making it easier to choose the appropriate homeopathic medicine. In the real world, however, it could be dangerous for the patient with a chronic illness to stop drugs so [...]
Though not a nutritionist, I do recommend a few vitamins and minerals. Massive doses can be a problem, however. If you are on, say, megadoses of vitamin C daily, and it is keeping you from getting colds, you may very well find that you get colds again when you stop it. (In [...]
Be a good observer of yourself. Note what feels bad and what makes your symptoms better and worse. The more you can tell the better.
You can bring in your previous medical records if you like. They will be appreciated, but they are not necessary for the homeopath to prescribe for you.
Be candid. [...]
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