What Is Homeopathy?

HOMEOPATHY is a safe, effective system of medicine used by millions of people worldwide for over 200 years.  Homeopathic medicines are prepared from natural sources and are dispersed in extremely small amounts.  They are made in accordance with the US Food and Drug Administration and the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.  They are non-toxic and when properly administered can be safely used with infants, children and adults.

Homeopathy was developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700s, although the concept dates back to Hippocrates.  Homeopathy is based on the principle that “like cures like.”  That is, if a substance can cause symptoms in a healthy person, then it can cure similar symptoms in a sick person.

Suppose a person has a cold or hay fever, with watery eyes and a burning nasal discharge. Homeopathy regards these symptoms as the body’s attempt to restore health.  Instead of giving an antihistamine to dry up the discharge, a homeopath might prescribe homeopathically prepared onion –because onion is known to cause watery eyes and a burning nasal discharge.  Rather than suppressing the symptoms, homeopathy seeks to stimulate them, thereby helping the body heal itself.

Homeopathy is used not only to relieve symptoms, but to prevent illness and maintain overall health.  Homeopathy treats the whole person:  physical, mental and emotional.  The exact mechanism by which homeopathy works is unknown, but 200 years of clinical experience along with research published in medical journals such as The Lancet, Pediatrics, and The British Medical Journal have confirmed homeopathy’s effectiveness.

Homeopathy has been used to treat people with a wide range of conditions including asthma, earaches, migraine headaches, depression, arthritis, PMS, and more.  Extremely safe, most homeopathy remedies are available over-the-counter.  There are no known contraindications or drug interactions between homeopathic and conventional medicines.  Consumers can learn to treat simple, self-limiting conditions safely at home.  Please consult a professional for serious or life-threatening conditions.

taken from National Center for Homeopathy website….

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