Homeopathy is a safe, effective and natural medicine that has been in use for over 200 years. Derived from plant, animal and mineral sources, homeopathy treats illness by removing blockages to the body’s own healing power. Unlike conventional medicine, homeopathic remedies are diluted until they become micro-doses –- producing no toxic effects or side-effects. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, discovered that when large doses of substances were used there was often an aggravation, but when infinitesimal doses of substances were used to treat illness, there was a more prompt, gentle and lasting improvement in the person.
The literal translation for homeopathy is “similar suffering,” which is based on the principle that like cures like. Therefore, the same substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can alleviate the symptoms in a sick person. For example, if you drink coffee you might feel anxious, jittery and feel a headache coming on. If you had similar symptoms due to a stressful job or an overactive brain, a homeopathic remedy such as Coffea, derived from coffee, may alleviate your symptoms. This is because it serves to remove the cause of the dis-ease, or imbalance, allowing your body to come back into homeostasis.
The decision to opt for homeopathy can be further influenced by the following factors:
• There is no risk when homeopathic remedies are taken in combination with conventional drugs.
• Homeopathy is particularly useful for pregnant women, children and the elderly, because with the all-natural and gentle substance there is less worry about drug effects.
• Remedies do not suppress symptoms, but work with the body’s own healing resources — so a person’s immune system will be strengthened by using them.
• And, best of all, homeopathic remedies produce no side effects and are non-toxic.
Heilkunst, or “the art of remediation,” is Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s complete system of medicine. Homeopathy is just one branch of his complete system. Heilkunst is the art of making people healthy in all aspects and includes a wide range of therapeutic approaches such as medicine, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices. With the aim of curing disease and supporting the body’s innate healing capacity, Hahnemann’s system enables the practitioner to effectively remove blockages that prevent a patient from fulfilling his/her full potential on multiple levels — whether physical mental, emotional or spiritual.