Overview: Homeopathy is Safe & Effective

Homeopathy is a method of healing that has been practiced worldwide for over 200 years. It has been successfully used for almost the entire range of physical, emotional and mental problems, both acute and chronic, that afflict people and animals of all conditions and ages. A few of the many conditions where it has been used include allergies, asthma, skin problems, coughs, colds, flu, poison oak, psychological problems, injuries, digestive problems, constipation, cramps, diarrhea, infections, earaches, headaches, arthritis, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, autism, all manner of chronic and acute pain, burns, etc. It is a consistent system of medicine that can be applied to any health condition, not an ad hoc therapy that varies from condition to condition.  Of course individual results vary depending on the client’s state of health and the homeopath’s skill. Like conventional medicine, it is an art as well as a science. 

Homeopathy relies on the law of nature called the Law of Similars which means that what causes a unique constellation of symptoms (mental, physical and emotional) in a healthy person will heal a similarly unique constellation of symptoms in a sick person. The extremely low doses and lack of toxicity make it very safe and without side effects.

It works by provoking a rebound healing response in an individual’s immune system. Homeopathic remedies are made from a wide variety of substances, which makes it possible to match most people?s condition with an appropriate remedy. For example a homeopathic extract of onions might heal the burning, watery nose and eyes, and melancholy demeanor found in some peoples’ hay fever. A homeopathic remedy made from coffee might be used for insomnia where there is excitement and the mind is over-active. It would probably not be appropriate for insomnia associated with lethargy and depression. The right remedy will cover all the symptoms mental, physical and emotional experienced by the client! It is not targeted at just the limited set of symptoms of a conventional “disease” as defined by allopathic medicine.

Amy Lansky, a PhD biologist, recounts how her son was cured of autism using homeopathy in The Impossible Cure. And it is inspiring to read Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman’s book Ritalin-Free Kids where she gives more than 30 case histories of children cured of Hyperactivity (ADHD). Not only did their behavior and ability to concentrate improve, but their physical symptoms improved and they didn’t develop any of the headaches, insomnia, appetite loss and other side-effects of Ritalin and other psychotropic drugs. A study using homeopathy for depression and anxiety had significant positive results in about 50% of the participants in 30 weeks or less.

According to the Harvard Health Letter, “Americans spent more than $165 million on homeopathic [remedies] in 1994, and sales have climbed 25% a year since the late 1980s. In Europe it is regularly used by doctors in France, Germany, and Great Britain where it is covered by national health insurance. Indeed, the Queen of England has her own homeopathic physician.”

A 1991 analysis of 107 clinical studies of homeopathy in the British Medical Journal found 81 of them showed that homeopathic treatment was better than placebo. Of the 23 best conducted studies, 15 of them had positive results.

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