What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a method of treatment with a highly diluted substance based on a premise of “Like treats like.” This refers to the idea that a substance that would create certain symptoms in high doses will relieve those same symptoms when used as a dilution. Homeopathy is a method used by medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, and other health care providers.
How is Homeopathic Medicine different from Naturopathic Medicine?
Homeopathy is a method used by naturopathic (and other) doctors, whereas naturopathy is all that naturopathic physicians do. Homeopathy uses an evaluation of symptoms to identify a particular remedy for a person. Naturopathic Medicine more broadly employs a wide variety assessment tools, including history, physical examination, clinical testing, imaging, and other methods of assessment, while using treatments such as lifestyle changes, nutrition, herbal medicine, physical medicine, and / or pharmaceutical therapies for treatment.
How does Homeopathy work?
Although modern science has not been able to identify the exact mechanism of how homeopathy works, the technique dates back to Hippocrates in 400BC, and has been used worldwide for over 200 years.
Remedies are prepared by specialist pharmacies using a process of dilution and succussion, which makes the original (sometimes toxic) substances non-toxic. Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the FDA, and available over-the-counter and by prescription depending on potency.
Is there Research supporting Homeopathy?
Some. Interesting is a meta-analysis study published in 1997 performed by German professors Dr. Klaude Linde and Dr. Wayne Jonas, which compared 186 studies of homeopathic trials to placebo trials. The investigators concluded homeopathy was more-effective.
Who can benefit from Homeopathy?
Many people can benefit from homeopathy. Homeopathy seems to work well for people who have emotionally-based symptoms, or an emotional stressor that has led to physical symptoms. Homeopathy may also help those with chronic conditions where all other treatments have failed.
How can I find out if Homeopathy is right for me?
You can schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, who will help you find out what is right for you. To do so, call us at (360)-651-9355.