Like many other natural alternative medicine options, homeopathy is very likely something that you are familiar with. You have heard of it, but you don’t really know what it is, what it does or whether it works or not. Of course, it’s normal for people to treat alternative medicines with a bit of skepticism.
There is a lot of information out there about it and as far as its benefits go, the messages are incredibly mixed. You may have seen a friend benefit from it, but a doctor dismissed its effectiveness. While alternative medicines are growing in stature, as far as homeopathy goes… it’s perhaps the least misunderstood.
Homeopathy is a healing technique. It is part of a system of therapies found under the umbrella of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (CAM). More than that, it harnesses natural substances to allow the body to heal itself.
You know your brain is a supercomputer, and your body is equally as amazing. It constantly heals itself when you don’t even know there’s an issue. Sometimes, though, it needs a helping hand in the healing process.
For example, there’s a lot of conversation around food intolerance and allergies. Not everyone who has an intolerance will drop dead after eating a specific food. Your body can respond in other ways, it might be a sore throat, it could be inflammation that causes joint pain. There are homeopathic recipes for sore throats and for inflammation as well.
Homeopathic remedies are used to trigger your body into action.
It’s like your body is dealing with a mystery and the remedy is a clue that will help it solve the problem. The “invention” of homeopathic medicine takes us back to the 18th century. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, embarked on an experiment. In those days, medicine wasn’t particularly effective.
It was for this reason that Hahnemann had become disillusioned with the medical profession.
He spent the majority of his time attempting to translate medical texts. It was in one of these books that he came across an herbal substance that had been effective for treating malaria.