What is Classical Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a safe, non-toxic system of medicine that has proven to be effective in treating both new and old diseases, including many thought to be untreatable. It can be used for infants, children, adults, and animals. Homeopathy is not the same as Chinese, Herbal or Ayurvedic medicine.
Practiced worldwide for nearly 200 years, homeopathy is presently part of the national health care system in many countries, such as England, France, Germany, Sweden and India. Its long history of safe, effective, low-cost medicines has made homeopathy the treatment of choice for an estimated 500 million people the world over.
Homeopathy seeks to treat the whole person, conventional medicine focuses on treating the disease. And the labeling of a disease is much less important than the individual’s physical, mental, and emotional experience of an illness. For example, not all people with rheumatoid arthritis have exactly the same symptoms, so they should not all receive the same medicine. For every given disease, there are hundreds of different homeopathic medicines that might be indicated, it all depends on the individual. It is the whole person who is affected by disease, and it is the whole person who responds to medicines.
Classical homeopathy focuses on selecting one right “big picture” remedy for treating the whole person. This differs from the individual or combination remedies that you can find for sale in stores. These can create improvements for people who are not being treated with classical homeopathy.
Homeopathic remedies are prepared from a variety of plant, mineral and animal sources. The remedies contain extremely diluted amounts of the source that powerfully stimulate the body’s own healing powers and strengthen the immune system.
Selection of a proper remedy is based on a homeopathic principle that is similar to the concept of vaccination, in which a substance that can cause certain symptoms if taken by a healthy person, can cure a person who is ill. Like will cure like. This is called the Law of Similars. Homeopathy derives its name from this law, in that “homeopathy” means in Greek “similar sufferings.”