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FAQs about homeopathy

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  • What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine that stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. We get seek because it is an innate weakness of the defense mechanism and it is enabled to face up to the invasion of microbes, viruses or another element that develop the disease. In fact, most often the body heals naturally all the time. However, sometimes the body gets “stuck” and not recovering the way you expect. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s self-regulating mechanisms to initiate the healing process giving power to eliminate the disease and restore to health.

  • What is homeopathy used for?

Homeopathy is used to maintain health and has good results in a wide range of long-term illnesses: anxiety, chronic fatigue, depression, ADHD, migraine, chronic headache, hormone imbalance, allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, chronic conjunctivitis, otitis, atopic dermatitis, arthritis, psoriasis, warts, gastritis, colitis, bowel irritable syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, UTI, cystitis, bedwetting…and the list may be continued. Homeopathy is also used to treat minor injuries, such as cuts and scrapes and muscle strains or sprains.

  • What to expect after first visit to a homeopath?

After your case is taking homeopath might prescribe immediately or may study your case and supply a remedy at a later date, it depends on difficulty of the case. The follow-up appointment is our first opportunity to evaluate the effect of the homeopathic prescription. It is important to realize that treatment of chronic diseases is a process that takes time. The follow-ups are crucial in the healing process and this allow to tailor the treatment according your personal needs.  Your homeopath will require regular follow-ups visits in order to assess your body response to the remedy and to decide whether to repeat it, change its potency, or it is time move on to another remedy. The number of consultations that may be needed is difficult to predict – it depends on a number of factors such as the age of the patient, how long the symptoms have been going on and your response to your prescription.

  • How does homeopathic remedy work?

This is the burning question, both for advocates of homeopathy and critics of homeopathy alike. It is true that there is no known “mechanism of action” for homeopathic remedies. But, if you cannot explain something it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist! We simply do not yet have the technology to answer this question, at the same time we do have over 200 years of clinical experience with this method and we know that it works! Research in homeopathy is a relatively new field and researchers around the world have begun to investigate the action of homeopathic medicine. Some exciting results have been already published; IIT scientists proved that homeopathic medicines work on the principle of nanotechnology.

  • Are the homeopathic remedies safe to use?

Homeopathy is a safety and gentle system of medicine. Because homeopathic remedies are made from a very small amount of the active ingredient they are non-toxic. Unlike some conventional drugs, homeopathic medicines are non-addictive and have no dangerous side-effects. When properly administrated homeopathic remedies are safe to use for anyone: including babies, children, pregnant or breastfeeding women and adults through the senior ages.

  • Are homeopathic medicines FDA approved?

Since 1938 the homeopathic medicines have been regulated in the United States and are considered to be safe. Homeopathic remedies are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and they also have met the standards of the United States Homeopathic Pharmacopeia.

  • Is homeopathy a new trend?

Actually homeopathy was introduced and developed by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, at the end of the 18th century. Due to success homeopathy spread quickly throughout Europe and the rest of the world, including North America. It has a 200-year history of safety and effectiveness.  “Homeopathy effectively helps a larger percentage of people than any other science, and is beyond doubt the safest and most economical form of health care” said Mahatma Gandhi, Father of India, and ardent follower of homeopathy.

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