What is Homeopathy?
The word Homeopathy comes from two Greek words “homoios” meaning similar and “pathos” meaning disease or suffering. It is based on the law of “Likes Cure Likes” and was first formulated by the renowned German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1789
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It is extremely safe as the remedies are extremely diluted and non toxic.
How does it work?
Using a minimal, homeopathic dose or a substance that would normally cause symptoms in an otherwise healthy individual (such as the rash and itching from exposure to the poison ivy plant) when given to a sick person exhibiting those symptoms, will in effect alleviate the illness. This is why people can often take homeopathic Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy plant) to alleviate their allergic reaction to poison ivy.
Are Homeopathic Medicines Regulated?
Homeopathic medicines are manufactured in strict accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Homeopathic Medicines must be registered with the HPUS and the FDA as an OTC (Over the Counter Medication) With a history of experience spanning over 200 years, homeopathic medicines are used by millions of patients and recommended by health care professionals around the world to relieve many acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, muscle pain and teething. Under the care of a trained health care practitioner, homeopathic medicines are successfully used for both acute illnesses, as well as chronic conditions, like asthma, depression, hypertension, and arthritis.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), homeopathy is the second largest medical system for primary health care in the world. It is prevalent and widely accepted in many parts of the world including Europe, where over 100 million people use it on a regular basis. In America, during the early 1900s, the most prestigious medical schools in this country were homeopathic.