HOMEOPATHY

What is Homeopathy? A medical system that stimulates the body's own healing responses while respecting nature’s laws and the wisdom of the body. The key premise is everyone has vital force energy that if disrupted or out of balance creates health problems.   A key philosophy of homeopathic healing as a natural health therapy falls under the principle of ‘like cures like’, or Law of Similars where the body’s own healing response is activated. Simply stated substances which cause symptoms can be taken in small amounts to treat the very same symptoms.  It has been written that homeopathy is a natural health therapy that works by mimicking specific symptoms, rather than suppressing them as do allopathic medicines.    Another philosophy of homeopathic practitioners is to treat the person, not the disease. Homeopathic practices are used throughout the world and can be coupled safely with conventional medicines with no side effects as homeopathy healing is non-toxic.   The founder of homeopathy is said to be Samuel Hahnemann, a German who established the fundamental principles of both the science and art of homeopathic healing over 200 years ago.  He is also called the ‘father of experimental pharmacology’.  Homeopathy became a popular healing method during the 1800’s with the first schools opening around 1830, followed by dozens of homeopathic institutions throughout Europe and the United States.  By the beginning of the 20th century, there were thought to be over 15,000 homeopathic practitioners in the United States alone.  However, homeopathy healing had many vocal critics throughout the mid 1800’s in both the U.S and Europe.  By 1920, according to Wikipedia, the last homeopathic school in the United States had closed.  Homeopathic practitioner numbers continued to dwindle until the mid 1970’s when homeopathy and homeopathic products experienced resurgence.  Today you can find homeopathic healing products in most large pharmaceutical chains.   According to HomeopathyResource.com, 20% to 40% of physicians throughout Germany, United Kingdom, France and Holland regularly use homeopathy healing with their patients.  Homeopathic services are reimbursable under national health plans in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Austria and India where over 100,000,000 use homeopathy as their only form of medical care.   We hope you have learned more about Homeopathy as a natural health therapy. For more information, visit the Homeopathic section at All Things Healing online regularly.

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Bharti Nathani, BHMS received her Bachelor’s in Homeopathy Medical Science and Surgery from Gujarat, India. After Graduation, she spent few months as an Assistant Professor ...
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by Susan Drury RSHom (NA), CCH

I was 31, married, mother to a young child.  Recently moved from New York City to my husband’s hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, suddenly I began to experience excruciating, burning pain stabbing from my right jaw across the cheek to my nose...

 

Editor's Note: Novice homeopaths often gravitate to remedies like Sulphur, Graphites and Arsenicum Album when treating cases of eczema or impetigo. Susan Drury's case is a wonderful example of how an often overlooked remedy, Daphne Mezereum, although best known for skin conditions, also is an excellent remedy for neuralgia. In this case, Mezereum, successfully treated a case of trigeminal neuralgia and improved the mental and emotional state of the patient. This article is republished with the permission of NASH and the American Homeopath.

 

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by Oonagh Taeger, DHom (UK), PCH

Hahnemann's dedication to the ideal of healing with the smallest dose of medicine needed for cure led him to develop the use of potentized remedies, sequentially succussed ultradilutions. But the use of ultradilutions has caused scientific controversy and even ridicule, from his own day to the present. This article takes a look at how Hahnemann came to his discovery of “potentized” remedies, and considers ultradilutions in the light of recent discoveries in physics and materials science...

 

 

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with Anne Schadde by Mareen Muckenheim

More than 20 years of practice have taught me certainly that not much is in our power. And still, I have seen patients making quantum leaps in some cases. This was mostly possible when the remedy had been worked out of the depth of the unconscious. Now, with the new case-taking methods we are much closer to C. G. Jung‘s ideas, because with the new case-taking method the patient has to work hard to push on the gate of the unconscious and the process is not a constant mental one anymore...

 

 

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Editor's Note: Lauren Feder, MD and homeopath speaks about keeping healthy during the holidays. She suggests 'Oscillo' by Boiron at the first sign of cold an flu symptoms.

 

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by Amy Lansky, PhD

One of the most common things that people ask me is: what does this or that reaction to a remedy mean? Confusion about remedy reactions is quite understandable, since they are often quite different than reactions to conventional drugs...

 

Editor´s Note: The topic of Amy's article is crucial information in homeopathic case management. The homeopath must fully understand all the nuances of how the client could potentially respond to the indicated homeopathic remedy. At the same time, the client needs to be observant of his/her reactions and communicate these to the homeopath. As Amy says, it is truly a healing partnership!

 

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by Joel Kreisberg, DC, CCH

Preventing illness and protecting our environment can and should be mutually inclusive. To that end, Ecologically Sustainable Medicine (ESM) offers a clear agenda by codifying the tools and resources that lead to economically sustainable healthcare and environmental healing...

 

Editor's Note: A fascinating and thought provoking read that highlights an often overlooked but profoundly important aspect of Homeopathy--its position as an eco-friendly and highly sustainable form of medicine. Joel explains how humankind and nature are inextricably connected through the homeopathic healing process.

 

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by Judith Hanna Doshi MA, CCH (Cand)

To illustrate suppression at work, take the hypothetical example of eczema suppressed with cortisone cream, a common practice in modern medicine. When these topical applications continue over time, the eczema can disappear, only to be replaced by asthma, a more serious condition because it involves the lungs and the respiratory function (versus the more external skin)...

 

Editor's Note: In Part 1 of my article on Suppression, I showed how prevalent suppression is in our 'fast relief' culture. I introduced you to the concept of Vital Force, its relationship to symptoms and the risk involved in suppressing them. In Part 2 I give everyday examples of suppression, focussing on the harmful effects of prescription drugs. In my Blueprint for Better Health I suggest ways to reduce or eliminate suppression from our lives in order to achieve a genuine improvement in health.

 

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by Joette Calabrese HMC, CCH, RSHom(NA)

As we near Thanksgiving, the joys of the holiday season start to warm us. If your family is anything like mine, there is always more for your eyes to feast on then what fits in your belly! Don't fret, have a few remedies on hand & the joyous celebrations won't even skip a beat...

 

Editor's Note: Joette is a regular contributor to many radio talk shows as well as a contributor to homeopathy journals and health magazines. Her newsletter and website, homeopathyworks.net is chock full of wonderful information about the healing power of homeopathy in everyday life.

 

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by Randall Neustaedter OMD, LAc

Homeopathic treatment for children can be separated into two categories: self-limiting, acute conditions such as colds, sore throats, and stomach flu, or persistent, chronic conditions such as allergies and eczema. Homeopathy is successful in both categories...

 

Editor's Note: Dr. Neustaedter provides excellent and yet simple to understand explanation of acute and chronic illnesses for treating children with homeopathy...


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by Judith Hanna Doshi MA, CCH (Cand)

In my Homeopathy practice, one of the first things I make a mental note of when I see a new client is the number and type of suppressive influences the client has experienced over the course of his or her lifetime. This information helps me to select the remedy that most closely mirrors my client’s state of dis-ease and its constellation of unique symptoms....

 

Editor's Note: Suppression is one of the key contributing factors to ill health. Each one of us has a history of suppressive influences and events in our lives, starting from birth or even before. You'd be amazed how extensive the list can be!

 

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by Amy Lansky, PhD

With Valentine's Day coming up, it's sometimes good to remember a remedy that can help when love doesn't go our way—Ignatia Amara...

 

Editor´s Note: In this short article, Amy presents the key indications for the homeopathic remedy Ignatia in situations of acute grief involving loss of a loved one for whatever reason. While Ignatia is one of the main remedies to consider for grief, there are several other important ones, the choice being determined by the totality of symptoms. If grief is ongoing, treatment with the person's constitutional remedy is highly advisable.

 

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by Renita Herrmann CCH, RSHom (NA), MS

There’s nothing like crawling in between two cool sheets and falling into blissful slumber. Maybe it’s been easy for me because I keep so busy during the day that it’s never been a problem...

 

Editor´s Note: Sleep is so important! Sound sleep is both a prerequisite to, and a marker of, good health! Renita reviews some of the main factors that contribute to insomnia and some of the measures we can take to overcome these. With homeopathic treatment, improved sleep is often one of the first changes reported by the client!

 

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HOMEOPATHY

Understanding Health and Dis-ease

by Judith Hanna Doshi MA, CCH (Cand)

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how healthy you really are? How often do you find yourself reaching for anything that will give you fast relief for your symptoms? Do you wonder whether managing your symptoms in this way qualifies as being in good health, as conventional medical thought would have us believe? What in fact does being truly healthy look like? In this article I will present an alternative view of health and disease, inspired by the principles of Homeopathy, that will hopefully get you thinking about the way you approach your own health...

 

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