Homeopathy is a well-described, scientifically based system of approaching health and disease. "Scientific" because the insights are based on reproducible experiments. "Well-described" because from these observations a number of precise basic fundamental rules became evident, first among them the "similarity principle."
The basic principle of homeopathy is that a substance that triggers a certain disease can also be used to treat that disease. This is referred to as the “Law of Similars”. As well as this “like cures like” principle, homeopaths also believe that shaking and diluting the substance increases its potency – a process referred to as potentization or succussion.
In a way, it is an advanced form of vaccination; whereby a substance which is capable of producing a disease like state is administered to the patient, but in a very minute dose, to cure the similar disease. Homeopathy works much beyond vaccination. Here, the dose administered is unbelievably minuscule, which renders if absolutely harmless yet very powerful. Contrary to the conventional medicine, the action of homeopathy is much safer, deeper acting, somewhat slower, and results much longer lasting by energizing the body's curative powers.
According to homeopathy's principle of "like cures like," taking the wrong type of remedy may result in new, undesirable symptoms. As homeopathy works holistically, taking a broad view of any individual's condition, homeopathic practitioners must familiarize themselves thoroughly with each patient before recommending a remedy. Two individuals with similar conditions might require different remedies. Factors that affect prescription include health history, body type, emotional tendencies, mental symptoms and specific details of recent symptoms. If you seek homeopathic treatment, consult a qualified professional.
Homeopathic remedies are typically inexpensive and therefore provide an affordable approach to healing.
The disadvantages of homeopathy are few for the patient, but somewhat greater for the physician. This method takes time and dedication on the part of the physician. It isn't easy to find the proper remedy from among the thousands available.
It takes great skill and much time in complicated cases for the physician to properly prescribe for and treat each patient. It generally isn't possible for him to command fees commensurate with the time involved, and homeopathy thus hasn't become popular.
One other disadvantage of homeopathy is that it is psychologically weak. The practice of giving little sugar pills under the tongue to cure very severe disorders doesn’t seem adequate to most patients. If they have a disorder that to them is serious they want something big and complicated done to correct it.
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