WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Can you think of any alternative medicine that is safe, natural and good for everyone?
The answer is Homeopathy.
Homeopathy is the system of healing medicine, developed more than 200 years ago, by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.
The word homeopathy comes from Greek words; omio(meaning same) and pathos(meaning suffering).
Homeopathy believes that original healing substance (before dilution) could create symptoms that are similar to sick person's and homeopathic minute doses (diluted remedies - no more original substance anymore- what we call potentisation) relieve those symptoms.
This law of similars has been used since the fourth century B.C. , Hippocrates wrote" Through the like, disease is produced , and through the application of the like, it is cured". Also well known fifteenth century physician and alchemist Paracelsus said " You there bring together the same anatomy of the herbs and the same anatomy of the illness into one order. This simile gives you a understanding of the way in which you shall heal."
Homeopathic remedies are derived from natural sources such as minerals, animals and plants.
In homeopathic perspective symptoms are not the disease, symptoms are messengers that something is wrong in the system. That is the reason homeopathic practitioner takes the case as a totality of symptoms, not one symptom. In this way body can heal itself. Body has a natural ability to heal it just needs a little twitch. This is the big difference between modern medicine and homeopathy. Modern medicine usually suppresses symptoms, on the other hand homeopathy allows the body heal by itself.
Homeopathic medicines (remedies) can be used by everyone, young, new born, older or pregnant persons as well. Also, homeopathy can be used along with modern medicines as well as a complementary therapy. Instead of harming and creating more side effects, homeopathy gives the patient more healing room, permanent and gentle.
Homeopathic case taking usually takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours. During this period homeopath talks about individual persons health, including how this person experiences this disturbances, their mental health, sleep habits as well as positions, all those and many other detailed questions complete the homeopathic consultation. Homeopath tries to find strange, peculiar aspects, which leads the practitioner to the right remedy.
Homeopathic remedies can be taken in liquid form or sugar pellet form. Sugar pellets are produced from %100 sucrose or %80 sucrose %20 lactose. Sucrose is the white table sugar. Lactose is milk sugar.
Homeopathic remedies are to be taken under the tongue, they dissolve easily in 5 min.
The patient should not drink, eat, or brush their teeth before and after 15 min. of taking remedies.