Homeopathy is a form of traditional medicine originating over 200 years ago. Homeopathy is based on the principle that “like cures like”, also known as the “law of similars”: a substance that produces a set of symptoms in a healthy person can cure the same set of symptoms when given in a dilute and potentized dose. Homeopathic remedies consist of one or more dilute microdoses of a plant, mineral or animal substance designed to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself.
Classical or constitutional homeopathy involves the use of one single remedy that is specific to the individual based on mental, emotional and physical characteristics of the person and the symptoms they are experiencing. The emphasis is placed on the person, rather than the disease. Naturopathic physicians receive a core understanding and education in homeopathy as a part of their training.
Homotoxicology and Drainage are two types of therapies that involve the use of multiple homeopathic remedies in various dilutions and potencies, designed to elicit a certain response in the body or support an organ through a therapeutic response, usually in conjunction with other treatments. Licensed naturopathic physicians who utilize drainage and/or homotoxicology have received additional training in use and application of these therapies.
Who Can Benefit From Homeopathy?
Homeopathy can be effective in the treatment of both chronic and acute conditions. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies. Virtually any health condition can benefit from homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy is extremely safe and especially useful in children’s diseases. Due to its gentle and non-intrusive approach, it is a safe treatment for all ages – from newborns to the elderly.
Since it can be administered orally, topically, by inhalation and/or by injection, homeopathy can be very versatile in its application. This makes homeopathy very useful for treatment of a variety of different health conditions, yet in a very specific manner.