Used since the 1700’s, minuscule doses of naturally occurring substances are used to stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities. This therapy is based on the concept of ‘like cures like’ which means that the remedies are derived from substances that induce symptoms similar to those of the illness.
A detailed history is taken to find the remedy that best suits the individual. This is a very safe and gentle therapy for all ages including children and seniors as well. When you get the right remedy for a patient or a condition there can be an amazing shift or cure in that patient that may surpass any expectations or even any other therapies!
Homeopathy is also one of the modalities that we use for detoxification. It has a long history of being used for something called drainage which is a process of detoxifying the body by opening the emunctories and discharging the toxic accumulation. Emunctories are our organs of excretion; i.e. liver, kidneys, lungs, stomach, intestines, pancreas, skin, nose, genitals. Toxic accumulation occurs from both external sources such as medications, pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides or internal sources such as stress and inadequate nutrition leading to metabolic dysfunction. Drainage remedies are therefore a useful adjunct in any detoxification program.
Homeopathics can be useful with colds and flus and can be part of a comprehensive protocol for preventative treatment as well as after a cold or flu takes hold. Homeopathy has a long history of effective use in different epidemics and could be a useful adjunct in health care.
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