Homeopathy, in my opinion, is one of the most powerful systems available to heal the mind, body, and soul; only homeopathy has the ability to affect memories of past abuse and trauma that can cause illness. And only by healing these emotions and memories stored deep in the psyche can we begin to restore the vital force or “chi” energy in the body.
Homeopathy is based on a natural law of curing with non-toxic medications specially prepared to enhance their therapeutic effect. Remedies are based on the “law of similar.” Essentially this law states that a medicine, which produces symptoms in a healthy person, will cure the same symptoms in a sick person. An example of this is the use of Ipecac – in its crude form, the way you might buy it in a pharmacy, it can induce vomiting. But when this substance is prepared homoeopathically, it has the ability to cure some types of nausea and vomiting.
Homeopathy can boost immune systems and is truly preventative medicine.
It is used worldwide by millions of people. Fans of homeopathy include: Paul McCartney, Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William James, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Pope Pius X, John D. Rockefeller, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Thackeray, Daniel Webster, and W. B. Yeats. England’s royal family has employed homeopathic practitioners since the 1830’s. The Queen Mother, who lived to a very good age, was a strong believer.
Disturbances to our life energy come from various shocks and traumas, both physical (accidents, drugs, surgical interventions, etc.) and mental/emotional (deaths of close friends, spouse or family members, fearful incidents, major relationship break-ups, job losses, financial problems, law suits, etc.). These can leave a lingering disturbance in the life force that usually cannot be overcome just with healthy food, exercise, rest and other therapies.
Constitutional prescribing addresses why the body broke down in the first place as well as hereditary weaknesses.
The process includes taking a case history in order to understand the individuality of the patient. It is this individualistic approach that makes homeopathy special. It is not one size fits all. Every case is unique because every patient is unique. Remedies are chosen based on the emotional and physical needs of the patient. If faced with treating five women all suffering from the same condition, each one could receive a different remedy that would reflect her essence—her personality and unique habits, quirks, likes, and dislikes.
Homeopathic remedies take a holistic approach. The traditional medical history of the person and family are established as well as the timing of key physical and emotional traumatic events. An individual’s habits and behaviours must be considered in order to determine the best remedy. Questions will establish an individual’s reactions to weather and environment, their circadian rhythms, food preferences, whether discomforts in the body focus on right or left side or travel from left to right or right to left. Even the sleep position of the person and their room temperature preferences are considered.
Besides the physical aspects, the most important information necessary to select a homeopathic remedy pertains to the patient’s emotional and spiritual values. This information is gathered through a series of questions on topics such as dreams, fears, and feelings.
Acute Prescribing Now Available
Acute homeopathic prescribing treats abrupt onset illness that requires immediate attention. Acute refers primarily to the speed of onset and self-limiting character of the disorder rather than its seriousness. Acute prescribing aims to bring relief from an illness that come on suddenly, such as respiratory infections, influenza, fever, GI problems, headaches, insect bites, burns, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
The remedies given in acute homeopathic prescribing are intended to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Homeopathy has been around since the times of Hippocrates, but it only gained recognition in 1790 when physician Samuel Hahnemann tested a malaria drug, quinine, on himself. He discovered large quantities of the drug made the condition worse; however, in a diluted form it alleviated the condition. This opened the road to the discovery of thousands of remedies (made from plant, animal, and minerals) that were then potentized (which is the succusion of the solution) which in fact, increases the power of the remedies.
Homeopathy is regulated under Ontario’s Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and is recognized and acknowledged as its own distinct and specialized system of medicine. An official Registration Certificate is awarded after successful completion of the registration process and ensures that Standards and Guidelines are outlined and followed.
Most Benefit Carriers are now in a position to cover Homeopathy as Part of the RHPA—as The Ontario Homeopathic Association has been advised. Sun life and Manulife have approved it for coverage, for example.
Homeopathy is incorporated into the hospitals and health care systems of many countries. It is recognized by the World Health Organization as the second fastest growing system of medicine in the world. It has proven effective in the treatment of acute and chronic disease and may reduce and often eliminate the need for expensive medications; it shortens recovery times and encourages a healthy lifestyle. Not only are physical conditions relieved, the patients’ mental and emotional states also improve. Stress is reduced, sleep is better, and patients benefit from increased energy and motivation.
Homeopathy offers a safe, natural approach to health, with no side effects and it is compatible with allopathic medications.