Homeopathy is based on the principle of similia similibus curentur (“like cures like”). In simpler terms, what may cause symptoms in a healthy person can, in marginal doses, treat an ailment with similar symptoms by triggering the body’s natural healing processes. For example, a red onion, when cut, makes our eyes water. Utilizing it to treat watery eyes from an allergy kickstarts the natural antihistamines in our body to stop the watery eyes reaction altogether, not just from the onion.
Whether you’re looking to feel well and energetic regularly or have specific concerns, homeopathy can improve: Bronchitis, gastroenteritis, influenza, and pneumonia. Even chronic diseases may be improved through homeopathic treatment, such as:
The ingredients are all derived from nature, including plant and mineral compounds, and these extracts are diluted. They’re well mixed (percussions) and come in multiple forms, such as liquid drops, creams, gels, or tablets. The doses are small enough to trigger similar symptoms mildly, so the body’s healing tackles the source, not just the homeopathic remedy. These doses of homeopathic remedies are selected based on an individual’s specific symptoms and can have positive effects on both an emotional and physical level.
Homeopathy began in the late 18th century in Germany based on the law of similars, first observed by Hippocrates. It’s practiced worldwide, and over 5 million Americans have reported the use of homeopathy as part of their wellness care. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s natural healing process by matching different symptom pattern profiles.
Unlike conventional medications, which work to minimize symptoms of an ailment, homeopathic treatment can trigger symptoms that prompt your body’s healing. As such, the time it takes for your body to respond is when you’ll feel results. Your body’s efforts to correct imbalances can happen within a few hours of taking a homeopathic remedy or a few days.
Homeopathy aims for positive mental, emotional, and physical effects, so your overall well-being improves, not just the symptoms. This can have a greater impact on your body’s ability to heal, so you feel better overall, not just from the ailment you’re treating.
The downtime for a homeopathic remedy is measured by the downtime of the ailment you’re seeking to heal. A headache may take only a few hours to minimize, while treating bronchitis or the flu may take more time. Homeopathy is very personalized, so each length of downtime varies.