Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principles of “like cures like” that was founded in the 1700’s by the German Physician and Chemist Samuel Hahnemann. The principle of “like cures like” is similar to the principle of getting a vaccine, in that, a similar product to the one that can cause disease is used in minute amounts (less than avogadro’s number in many cases) to help cure the original problem. For example, arnica is a plant that in high doses can cause muscle problems, but when used in diluted amounts of 1 in 10 times the dose or less, can be very effective for muscle sprains injuries, and pain.
Homeopathy is one of the holistic modalities that naturopathic physicians learn about through their four years of medical school.
Homeopathic medicines are among the safest known: non-allergenic, non-toxic, free of side effects and have no known drug interactions due to the low dose that is used. They are prepared from herbal, mineral and animal substances and made in accordance with the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States) and regulated by the FDA.
Homeopathic remedies act curatively and preventively by raising your general level of health by strengthening your own internal defense mechanism or immune system. The science behind how homeopathy works is based on the crystalline structure changes that can occur in water due to sucussion of homeopathic substance in water as part of the dilution process.
What to expect from a visit:
During a constitutional homeopathic consult, your practitioner will ask you detailed, personal questions to best understand the uniqueness of who you are. The more description and open you can be in a session, the more accurate your practitioner will be in finding your unique remedy.
Homeopathy can be used to help a variety of disorders, including mood disorders and general health complaints.
Homeopathy is a gentle and effective way to help with pediatric concerns and with pet health because it does not interact with medication and works well in sensitive patients.