What Is Homeopathy? Part 1

/ October 3rd, 2011/ Posted in Alternative Medicine / Comments Off on What Is Homeopathy? Part 1

The special thing that differentiates homeopathy from other therapies is the view on disease, the interpretation of symptoms and the individual treatment.

How do you explain what homeopathy is to a layman?

In our society we read and hear a lot about all kinds of therapies. To mention some of them, there is Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Bach flowers, Healing, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Osteopathy, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Body Harmony and all types of different Massages — just to give a few examples.

Some of these therapies are familiar to us simply because they have been around for quite some time now, some of them are established and fully accepted by the public and by the authorities and some of them we tried ourselves.

Then there are a whole bunch of therapies that we don’t know anything about, the name of the therapy doesn’t give us a hint — we simply haven’t got a clue.

Hopefully homeopathy does not belong to the latter group … but even if it does at this very moment, I hope to give you some useful information in this article so next time you fall ill, who knows, you may want to try homeopathy.

So what is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an independent method of treatment for acute and chronic illness. Physical complaints as well as psychical conditions are treatable with homeopathy. Being independent means that homeopathy stands firm on a foundation of logical explanations and regulations on how disease is manifested and how to bring about the best cure.

A completely successful homeopathic cure means that you are rid of the disease once and for all and there is no need for further medication. Unfortunately this is not always attainable for all of us depending on different cause, i.e. heritage, type of disease, lifestyle etc.

However, homeopathy offers a mild method of treatment and the remedies used are free from side effects.

The word “Homeopathy”

It is almost impossible to write about homeopathy without mentioning some of its’ history. The word “Homeopathy” also gives us a clue to what it’s all about.

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