My original training was as a classical homeopath. Later moving into complex formulas, French-style prescribing, and something called bio-puncture using homeopathic remedies and inserting them in the skin with acupuncture. I am one of a handful of practitioners that does this therapy.
Taking homeopathy by mouth is my favorite way however. If you are new to alternative medicine, you may wonder what the heck I am talking about! Here’s a history on this fantastic way to improve pain and health.
What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on treating the individual with highly diluted substances given in 3 forms. A tablet, oral liquid, or acupuncture injection, which triggers the body’s natural system of healing. Based on your symptoms, I will match the most appropriate medicine for you.
It works on the principle of “like cures like” – I use a substance that would cause symptoms in a healthy person to cure those same symptoms in illness. For example, one solution I can use for insomnia is coffea, a remedy made from coffee. In acupuncture injection or biopuncture we use complex formulas or mixtures like HIP for hip pain. For cellulite, we use Cellulite Reduce. These formulas are named for their exact use though the medicines within act on the same ‘like cures like’ principle.
Scientifically it cannot yet be explained precisely how homeopathy works, but new theories in quantum physics are moving towards shedding light on the process. What we do know is that a carefully selected homeopathic remedy acts as a trigger to the body’s healing processes.
How Old Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy has been widely used throughout the world for more than 200 years. In 2000, the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Science & Technology cited homeopathy as one of the five Group One therapies, having “an individual diagnostic approach” along with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.(1) Combining acupuncture and homeopathy shows outstanding promise for pain management and Aesthetic medicine like fat and cellulite reduction or wrinkles.
Homeopathy and conventional medicines are used alongside of the other and will not interfere with the action of drugs prescribed by your doctor. Because homeopathic medicines (often referred to as remedies) are non-toxic, there are no side effects(2).
Why Choose Homeopathics
When my own children were small using homeopathics was so comfortable because they are tasteless. When my children were in grade school, they chose remedies over western drugs for schoolyard aches and pains.
In adults and seniors, homeopathy makes taking something natural simple because it doesn’t interfere with your western prescribed drugs although you may be able to reduce or limit the use of many of these meds. Also, it’s inexpensive.
Homeopathic remedies are used with my acupuncture patients and my health coaching clients who desire effective, gentle alternatives herbs or drugs.