Homeopathy is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years. Homeopathic Care treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. Homeopathy is founded on two main principles:
1st Principle: Like Cures Like
“Like cures like”—the notion that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people.
In other words, something that brings on symptoms in a healthy person can — in a very small dose — treat an illness with similar symptoms. This is meant to trigger the body’s natural defenses.
2nd Principle: Law of Minimum Dose
“Law of minimum dose”—the notion that the lower the dose of the medication, the greater its effectiveness.
Only enough medication is administered to initiate the healing process, which then carries on, driven by its own internal healing mission. Homeopathic medicines given in minimum doses stimulate the body’s vital response without producing the side effects that are so often the result of conventional treatment.
What Are Homeopathic Remedies?
Homeopathic remedies are typically derived from plants, herbs, minerals, or animal products. After being crushed and dissolved in alcohol and/or water, the selected substance undergoes a long process of dilution and succussion (a process that involves vigorous shaking of the solution). The solution is then stored.
For homeopathic products sold in pellet or tablet form, the remedy is based on lactose and/or sucrose and then combined with the homeopathic solution.
How Are Remedies Selected?
Rather than prescribing certain remedies for certain illnesses, homeopathic physicians select remedies based on each patient’s unique symptoms. Therefore, when choosing a remedy for a patient, a homeopathic physician will usually conduct a thorough interview to fully determine the patient’s individual symptoms.
At Arizona Integrative Medical we offer Homeopathic Care for many different illnesses and diseases. If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!