Homeopathy can bring balance for a wide range of life situations by stimulating the immune system response and supporting full health at the physical and emotional levels. It is based on the Law of Similars – what makes a healthy man ill, will make an ill man healthy. There are over 5,000 remedies that can be used which are made from plant, minerals, and other substances.
Homeopathic remedies are infinitesimal doses and the vibrational essences of the substances from which they are made. They are prepared by a process of dilution and succession to activate the healing properties of the substance, while avoiding any toxicity so only the energy of the original substance is left behind. They can be given in dry dose/pellet form or Remedy Solution Bottles, which can be adjusted for potency to address the different vibrational level of the imbalance.
Positive results and improvement in a case can be seen within hours if the remedy is well chosen, letting the practitioner know he or she is on the right remedy path, or if an adjustment needs to be made. Because the symptom picture must exactly match the remedy for it to be effective, an extensive intake is required to ensure the right remedy will be selected.
Homeopathic practice looks at the entire person’s situation and being, rather just the symptom picture. It uses the body’s own healing response to help dictate the pace of the healing path. Physical and emotional states are addressed.
When looking at one’s health to know if it was improving or declining, Constantine Hering, known as the father of American Homeopathy, gave these principles:
- “Healing moves from the deepest part of the organism (mental and emotional states as well as vital organs) to the more superficial parts (skin, muscles, ligaments, extremities), and from the more important organs to the least important;
- Healing flows from the upper part of the body to the lower part;
- Healing progresses in reverse chronological order of the appearance of the symptoms.”
And Homeopath George Vithoulkas gives us this definition of health, to help guide the remedy approach:
- Physical health is freedom from putting undo attention on the body due to pain, weakness, or other complaints
- Emotional health is the ability to experience a range of emotions without being trapped by any one feeling
- Mental health is experiencing clarity and selfless creativity, and ultimately being one with truth
Homeopathy gives us a large toolkit of healing with which to work. It can complement traditional medicine and be used alongside, it as long as homeopathic treatment guidelines are followed for the remedies. Most wonderfully, homeopathy gets to the root causes of illness because of its energetic nature, and it can resolve and heal even long standing chronic issues.
(*) adapted from North Eastern Health Institute’s Introduction to Homeopathy