Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body's own healing systems. The theory is simple. A vaccine works by giving the body a harmless specimen for the body to adapt to meaning it can become immune to the real disease. In homeopathy, minute amounts of substances are used to counter problems that they are often associated with.
For example a patient suffering from insomnia would likely want to avoid coffee, but a traditional and effective way of combating this insomnia is to administer a very small amount of caffeine. This small amount surprisingly helps the patient sleep. In fact homeopathy can help with a variety of problems such as:
- Hay fever
Homeopathy has the advantage that its reagents are very dilute. In comparison to
conventional treatments there are less drugs involved. Homeopathy works in harmony with your immune
system, unlike some conventional medicines which suppress the immune system.
For example, cough medicines suppress the cough reflex, which is your body's attempt to clear the lungs.
Babies, pregnant women and
other difficult to treat groups can enjoy the benefits of Homeopathy due to
the gentle nature of the medication. Homeopathy views the treatment holistically and is oriented
around treating the whole body.
Homeopaths: Sharon McAllister.