To explain what homeopathy is we first need to break the mold on what medicine and healthcare are. Right now, when you go to the doctor, your appointment is based around the idea that something in the body isn’t working properly and requires fixing.
We only think about going to the doctor when something is wrong and often has been wrong for several days. Rarely are we going preemptively.
Once at the appointment, today’s doctors focus on the individual body part or function that isn’t working properly. We go see specialists that focus only on one part of the body, which never allows us to get a bigger picture or understand how migraines might actually be caused by an unhealthy gut.
All this to say, our current health model measures someone’s healthiness by the absence of physical disease and the ability to function well physically.
What Is Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a natural and holistic system of medicine that focuses on the upkeep of a healthy body and when sickness or ailments occur, practitioners look at how it affects the entire body – not just the system that isn’t functioning well.
Developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, homeopathy is the longest established “alternative” system of medicine and practiced by over 200 million people across the globe (check out a list of all the countries here).
One very simple contrast to homeopathic medicine versus the current practice of western medicine is how to treat symptoms. So often, patients are prescribed medication to mask symptoms, but with the homeopathic practice, the use of prescribing is used only to help aid the body work out it’s current symptoms and get past them – not mask them.
How Does Homeopathy Work?
Homeopathic practitioners observe how the body is expressing itself, looking for unique symptoms that are distinctive to each person. No two people will have the same course of treatment because everyone’s body is different.
Homeopathy is individualized medicine that works by focusing on the body as a whole, mentally and physically, to understand how treatments impact the overall health of the body.
Unlike western medicine, homeopathic practitioners see the whole individual and not simply a sum of parts.
Homeopathic medicines are based on their relationship to organs, tissues, and glands. They are also very closely related to your physical, mental and emotional characteristics.
Knowing which remedies to advise for each person, homeopathic practitioners focus on what they want the outcome to be. Rather than trying to mask a symptom in the short-term, homeopathy gives you a long term path back to health.
Homeopathic medicines have undergone rigorous testing and studies and are safe and effective ways to help both chronic and acute diseases.
Many find the most appealing aspect of homeopathic medicines is that they are non-addictive, affordable and not tested on animals. Often, they derive from plant, animal and minerals and there are over 8,000 remedies practitioners can choose from.
Get Started on the Homeopathic Path
If you’re interested in learning more about homeopathic healthcare and how it can help you, book a consultation call with Authentic Health today.
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