Homeopathy is an often misunderstood therapy. It has been used since the 1700’s and is based on a principle of “like cures like”.
It was founded by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor who disagreed with many of the practices of his medical colleagues. He especially frowned on the use of large amounts of what was considered dangerous drugs.
He began to experiment on himself with the Cinchona plant. This is the plant where Quinine was derived from for the treatment of malaria. He found that as a healthy person taking this plant extract, he began to develop the symptoms of malaria. Although he didn’t actually suffer with the disease.
From this he started testing out other plants, herbs and natural substances to see their effects on a healthy person. This lead him to the belief and understanding that drugs at that time induced a state within the body similar to that of the disease or condition which it was designed to treat.
This became known as the “law of similars” or likes cure like.
This means that a substance that creates symptoms in a healthy person, will correct the problems in those with the disease of the same symptoms. Confused?
Don’t worry, this concept is confusing but it works. To put it in simple terms, it means each homeopathic remedy corrects the problem that the remedy relates to.
For example Belladonna (deadly nightshade) will cause swelling redness and heat if you eat it. The homeopathic remedy Belladonna is used for those with colds who have a swollen, red and hot throat. And it works to ease those symptoms of your cough and cold situation.
The reasons why these homeopathic remedies work are unclear, but they are used through out the world to help people calm conditions and return to health.
What is Homeopathy?
A Homeopathic remedy is the dilution of various substances to minute doses. The higher the dilution factor the stronger the effect on the body. Again another principle that is unclear in how it works … Hahnemann again tested this concept by trying to see at what level the remedy stopped causing symptoms in a healthy person.
He found that even once diluted beyond a level of even the smallest amounts, the reaction still occurred. But at very minute doses, he found that the effect on those with a condition was great, but they caused no ill effects in those that were healthy.
As homeopathic remedies have no side effects, they are safe to use with children and adults alike.
Homeopathy in Our Clinic
As there are literally hundreds of remedies, we can use these to not only help with back pain, neck pain and sciatica. We also use the remedies to help improve your overall health and well-being.
Homeopathy is used in the treatment of allergies, fatigue, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, asthma and hayfever, stress issues and back pain.
Again it is the combination of techniques that make our type of care so effective. I believe that you have an ability to heal, that you can improve your health easily with some minor adjustments and work at home.
Homeopathy is part of this approach along with Acupressure, Spinal Kinesiology and Home Care. If you are requiring treatment and wish to have an holistic approach, that is gentle and highly effective, then give me a call on (03) 384-160 to see how we can help.
Homeopathy is an amazing tool and can be used to help you regain the health and vitality you once had.