What is Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a system
of healing developed by Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700's. Homeopathy
is an extremely safe system of medicine without side effects. There
are no known contraindications or drug interactions between homeopathic
and conventional medicines. Homeopathic remedies are made in accordance
with the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations and the Homeopathic
Pharmacopoeia of the United States. They are non-toxic and can be
safely used on animals, children, and the elderly. The well-chosen
homeopathic remedy brings about a profound sense of well-being even
before it begins to cure the symptoms. Homeopathy is energy medicine,
working with the body's own healing energy to strengthen itself,
using remedies that are totally individualized to the patient. Homeopathic
remedies are made in extremely dilute form, and are therefore safe.
The raw material for a remedy can
be almost any substance in the world, but normally the choice is
restricted to natural substances, whether animal, vegetable or mineral.
To make a remedy a mother tincture is first produced. This is made
by taking a natural substance such as sulphur and mixing it with
alcohol. Then one part of the mother tincture is mixed with 9 parts
of water and potentized. Potentizing is done by a procedure called
succussions which is hitting the bottle in the palm of your hand
10 times, adding energy to the bottle. This is now called a 1x potency.
It was succussed 10 times and diluted in 9 parts water. This procedure
can be carried forward repeatedly. The C potencies are diluted in
100 parts of water per step. The LM potencies are diluted in 1000
parts of water per step. From the point of 23x or 12C there is not
a single molecule of the original substance that can be traced.
A homeopathic practitioner does not want to work with the toxic concentrated
material, but with the energy or information of the material.
To explain this further
is to understand the difference between information and the bearer
of information. For example, there is a singer and a recording of
the same singer on cassette tape. The cassette tape contains the
information of the singer. It does not contain one molecule of the
original singer. The act of potentizing a remedy releases the information
from the material and transfers it to the homeopathic medium, usually
milk-sugar pills or water/alcohol solution.
It was Paracelsus who said: "Medicine is not something
that can be chewed with the teeth; no one can see medicine. It is
not a matter of the body but a matter of power."
Western or Orthodox medicine
is allopathic, which means it seeks to heal by counteracting with
an opposite force. Opposition always creates opposition, and therefore
the results are temporary relief from the symptoms but a cure is
seldom if ever achieved. Western medicine is effective in critical
situations such as surgery, but has little to offer in the healing
of chronic disease.
Homeopathy is based on
the principal of "like cures like." Which means that a substance
that if taken in toxic amounts would produce an illness in a well
person. The same substance made into a homeopathic remedy would
initiate a healing response in a sick person who had the same symptoms
of that remedy. The homeopathic remedy would not be toxic as it
only contains the information of the remedy, not a molecule of the
actual substance. A person who was suffering from arsenic poisoning
would be helped by taking homeopathic arsenic. "That which is poison
to the healthy person is medicine to the sick person." Homeopathy
feels that true healing can only take place through similarity.
More information on homeopathy can be found at www.homeopathic.org.