Homeopathy is a wonderful healing tool, and has been used for many years with great success. Homeopathy is an all-natural treatment modality, it taps into your body’s innate wisdom for healing and stimulating healing in the body on a cellular level. It’s generally safe, effective, and can be used on people of all ages with very minimal risk. Whether you have a teething baby, or an elderly person suffering from a headache, there is a homeopathic remedy that may help alleviate symptoms. Dr. Leo and Dr. Rosenberg are able to help patients interested in trying homeopathy as a healing modality.
What Is Homeopathy?
Developed in the late 18th century by Samuel Hahnemann, a respected doctor in Germany, who believed that “like cures like.” The idea was that if the body was exposed to a minute concentration of a particular toxin, the body could stimulate healing. Using tiny amounts of natural substances such as plants and minerals, helps the body to arouse the body’s natural restoration process.
Homeopathy is very common in European countries, but not quite as widely accepted in the United States.
How Homeopathy Works
Homeopathy works by taking a substance and diluting it into what’s referred to as successions. For example, a remedy for bee stings can take the actual bee sting toxin, dilute it and put it into tablet form for the patient to take. On the bottle of the homeopathic remedy, the dilution level is printed on the label. Typical homeopathic remedies are around 30x, with the X representing 10.
One part of the toxin (such as the bee) will be mixed with ten parts of alcohol or water. The next step is to shake this mixture, then take one part of this mix and add it to ten parts of alcohol or water again, until the process has been completed 30 times.
The final mixture’s dilution is one molecule of toxin in 10 to the 30th power of molecules of solution – one in a million trillion trillions. With this dilution level, to get one molecule of the medicine you would have to consume 8,000 gallons of the mixture.
Is Homeopathy Effective?
One of the best things about using homeopathic remedies is that if you use the right one, it can be effective. On the other hand, if you use the incorrect one, it generally won’t cause any harm. Some homeopathic practitioners can put together custom remedies for people based on their symptoms.
Sometimes it can take many tries to get the right remedy, but when the right remedy is found, people often experience relief from their symptoms. One of the most popular and effective general homeopathic remedies is called arnica, a remedy that helps with bumps, bruises, and swelling.
How Do I Know the Remedy Is Working?
When taking a homeopathic remedy, you generally want to take it 15 minutes before or after eating or drinking fluids. Dissolving the pellets under your tongue is the best option, as it goes directly into your bloodstream. When taking a remedy, you can generally tell if it’s working as a reduction or relief of symptoms will be noticed.
In studies, within one year 42% of homeopathically treated patients were able to completely stop all pharmaceutical treatments. Working with a doctor who is familiar with homeopathic remedies is preferred since there is a greater chance for success when working with someone knowledgeable about the process.
Let Us Help You With Homeopathic Remedies
If you’ve been suffering from ailments for a while with no relief, finding a homeopathic remedy that helps you can be life-changing. Whether it’s allergies, arthritis, or just a common cold, there are many remedies available that can help bring you relief. Give our office a call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Leo or Dr. Rosenberg. Don’t suffer from symptoms any longer–relief is on the way!
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