What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is the medical philosophy and practice using the idea that the body can heal itself. Homeopathy has been widely practiced throughout Europe.
Homeopathy, for example; if a certain substance causes a positive reaction/symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount of the same substance may cure the illness. A health practitioner who practices in homeopath may prescribe pills or liquids which contain a small active ingredient for the said treatment of disease or illness.
Why use homeopathy vs. traditional treatment?
Historically, people with allergies, arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome have been known to maintain their health via homeopathy treatments. However, homeopathy does not stop there. You may also turn to homeopathy for minor injuries and illnesses such as scrapes, bruises, cuts, muscle tears & more. It is important to note that this treatment does not cure diseases such a heart disease, cancer, lymes disease and other possible emergency situations where traditional treatment may be preferred.
Is homeopathy a safe alternative?
Since 1938, in the U.S homeopathic treatments & remedies have been regulated and deemed safe. Critics of this treatment method argue that since that active ingredients in the prescribed pills or liquid is so little, there really is no benefit or positive healing results. Skeptics believe that homeopathy treatment leaves the patient feeling they have been effectively treated because they have it made up in their minds that this treatment works: Placebo Effect. As mentioned above, for serious health concerns it is important to seek professional, medial attention for a more traditional treatment as homeopathic does not take the place of more serious complications.
Also, It is important to inform your primary care physician if you are partaking in a homeopathic treatment as they should always be made aware of alternative care options you are seeking. Your doctor may also be able to point you in the direction of where to purchase your homeopathic dilutions & the recommended homeopathic practitioner near you.