Traditional Chinese Medicine
Homeopathic RemediesWhat if your favourite flower held the answer to your trouble sleeping at night? Or if the pain in your joints could be treated with something completely natural and free of side effects? Homeopathic remedies are the answer!
Homeopathic remedies unlock the power of natural substances, by preparing them into safe and gentle remedies. They are most often prepared in a holistic pharmacy by a skilled homeopath. Although there are some similarities, homeopathy is not identical to herbal medicine. They are made from extremely small amounts of plant, animal, mineral and chemical extracts, which are prepared by a process of serial dilution. Through this process, a substance that may be toxic in high doses can be diluted enough to take safely to treat various health problems. When properly administered under the advice of an experienced homeopath, they are gentle enough be give to infants and children as well as very elderly adults. Many homeopathic treatments are recognized by governmental Food and Drug Administrations.
There are more than 2000 different substances that are catalogued as remedies in the homeopathy materia medica, the recognized volume of homeopathic medicine. Each remedy is carefully selected according to the individuals needs. The advantage of these remedies is they stimulate the body to heal itself, without any of the dangerous side effects of pharmaceuticals.
Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body's vital force into action. Based on the "Law of Similars" that "like cures like", a remedy that causes problems in a healthy person will encourage healing of a similar problem if given to an unwell person in a diluted homeopathic form.
Why are some people sceptical of homeopathic remedies?Since homeopathic remedies are extremely diluted, some people feel that they are not powerful enough to have any effect and can sometimes be hesitant to try them for themselves. However, homeopathic remedies are being better understood by modern science and although the exact mechanism is not understood, we know that homeopathic remedies work on an energetic level. What is known is that homeopathy has been developed and practiced for more than 200 years. Highly respected medical journals including the Oxford and British Medical Journal as well as the Lancet have published studies confirming the effectiveness of homeopathic treatments.
Another reason people may discount the benefits of homeopathy is because they have tried unsuccessfully to self remedy. Homeopathic medicines will not work if not prescribed by a skilled homeopath, taken in the correct dosage and combination and over the appropriate amount of time. The most important part of any homeopathic treatment is the selection of the best remedy.
What you need to know about taking homeopathic treatments:Before taking any homeopathic medicine, it's important to follow the directions from your practitioner as well as the directions on the package. Homeopathic remedies usually start working very quickly and it is rare to have to take them for extended periods of time. As you start to notice an improvement, you can reduce the dosage or stop the remedy altogether. If the condition reappears, you can repeat the treatment as needed. If the condition is very severe and acute, you may see an improvement immediately or within the first 24 hours of starting the remedy. If your condition is more of a chronic one, the treatment may take longer. As a general rule, most homeopaths suggest taking a remedy for a maximum of three months, at which point the treatment can be re-assessed as needed.
Keep in mind that homeopathic treatments are sensitive to anti-doting. Strong substances such as coffee, tiger balm, or heavy perfumes can weaken the effect of the remedy.
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