Homeopathy: stimulating the vital force
How is it different? We treat individuals- not diseases.
How to take homeopathic remedies - simple and easy.
Homeopathic potency - what do the numbers and letters mean? Different strengths.
How long do I take remedies? Not forever! You are supposed to change and become well, not take the remedies for the rest of your life.
Case example - a simple example of what might happen in a consultation and how a homeopath will be gathering information
Everything is energy
Grasp this and you understand homeopathy
Homeopathy is well recognized and widely used in India, Europe, and in the UK with the Royal Family being strong supporters. It is safe, non-toxic, does not interfere with medication (although you should tell your doctor everything you’re taking) and can be used by all ages.
From 1997 to 2000 I studied homeopathy on a full-time course in London, England. After my training I worked towards my registered status with the Society of Homeopaths in the United Kingdom, as accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. After moving the USA, I registered with the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) to continue my professional standards.
I practiced at various clinics in London, held a quarterly clinic in Bermuda, and worked via Skype with patients all around the planet. My exposure to the differences in us humans is quite extraordinary.
My patients at London Bridge Hospital used homeopathic remedies for surgical support and to help with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The Oncology consultants and medical board of LBH approved the use of homeopathic remedies to complement the medical care they were providing. In twelve years of using remedies alongside orthodox cancer medication, no patients or doctors ever reported a negative reaction, and most patients stated that homeopathy had helped.
Homeopathy differs from herbalism in that through the method of preparing the homeopathic remedies, only the energetic imprint of the original raw material is left in the final remedy. Herbalism uses raw plant material as the medicine, whereas homeopathic remedies are prepared in a specific way, as discovered in the late 1700s by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. He found that he could release the healing energy (vitality) of a plant or substance while avoiding possible complications of otherwise toxic ingredients by using his method of succussion and dilution. The energy imprint of the remedy gives the body’s own inherent healing system a targeted direction, allowing the body to make healthy changes.
The energy of the remedy “speaks” to the body’s immune system and energy system, encouraging changes to bring the body back to homeostasis, or balance. All day every day your body is trying to maintain balance. If you get too hot, you sweat. If you get too cold, you shiver. Your mind and body work in tandem, each influencing each other continuously. Sometimes the physical manifestation of a mental complaint is immediately apparent, and sometimes it takes a bit longer to show up. For example, if you are mentally or emotionally stressed, your body responds by going into the adrenal ‘fight, flight or freeze’ mode. If you are embarrassed or angry, your face may turn red, physically exposing your mental state.
As much as we cannot physically hold an x-ray or radio wave, science cannot yet explain why homeopathy works, and yet it does, often quite dramatically. I have been shocked many times at how a tiny 'sugar' pill can alter a person's path instantaneously. Homeopathy does not suppress and mask the complaint; we actually want to see it and understand it in order to get rid of the energetic pattern. We address the symptoms and never try to squash them.
Additionally, homeopaths look at a person’s emotional state as it pertains and relates to the physical state. As children, many of us are taught, (at least a lot of us are taught), to swallow and control our strong emotions. You know, big boys don't cry and nice girls don't get angry, the sort of stuff that leads to therapy later in life.
Holding in those feelings, or getting stuck in a belief (for example, I'll never be good enough, I am unlovable) can create a pattern that manifests physically later. You can't separate your emotions from your physical body. When you have an "anxious stomach" isn't that your emotions and your body tying you up in knots? When you “feel it in your guts” that is an emotional state manifesting physically. Homeopaths look for the overall big picture in order to help your body heal itself.