Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Homeopathic Remedies Are Legitimate Medicine

Homeopathic medicine is slowly gaining traction in the United States, though it’s still often overlooked. Many years ago, homeopathics were the preferred healing method by doctors. In fact, civil war relics have been found that include medic kits containing homeopathic medicines. Homeopathics have been around for a long time!

Most people these days know very little about homeopathic medicine. It takes a very different approach to wellness than mainstream pharmaceuticals. Even some holistic providers don’t understand homeopathic remedies very well, so this powerful form of medicine is largely unused much of the time.

The approach to healing and basic premise of homeopathic medicine is “like cures like.” Plants produce a very specific type of reaction within the human body. Those particular reactions also mimic and resemble the pathological processes that occur when we experience disease. When a person takes a homeopathic remedy for a disease, virus, or condition, the plant concentrates within the homeopathics boost in the healing process that is already in effect. They have been proven to be tremendously safe and effective.

For instance, when the body is fighting a cold, the nasal passages tend to swell and cause a buildup of mucous. In turn, this causes runny noses and postnasal drip. Onions tend to cause watery, irritated eyes and nasal passages as well. So a common homeopathic remedy for colds is based on a specific type of onion. This is not to say that a homeopathic remedy will give a person watery eyes and nasal swelling - it only aids a process that is already in effect.

There is a lot of heated discussion surrounding the way that a homeopathic remedy is made. Advocates claim that homeopathics are simply diluted medicinal properties of a plant. Skeptics claim that homeopathics are diluted so much that they are nothing more than a glorified placebo. explains the way that homeopathic medicines are made by saying: Most homeopathic medicines are made by diluting a medicinal substance in a double-distilled water. Simply “diluting” the medicines without vigorously shaking them doesn't activate the medicinal effects. It is inaccurate to say that homeopathic medicines are extremely diluted; they are extremely “potentized.”

Several years ago, the FDA recalled a popular homeopathic remedy that has commonly been used for helping teething babies. They claimed that the product was toxic to infants. Yet in the same breath, they defended the idea that homeopathics were diluted to the point of being useless, and that they were only placebos. Defenders of homeopathic remedies were quick to point out the juxtaposition, but no response was ever given.

Supporters of the homeopathic approach maintain that they are marvelously effective, as they are designed to work with the body’s physiological processes. Allopathic medicines, by contrast, often cause an unnatural chemical change in the body.

Fortunately for homeopathic medicine, it’s effectiveness speaks for itself, and it is worth trying.

For those just getting started with homeopathy, some common homeopathic remedies include:

Likely the most widely known and used remedy, arnica is used after trauma. It helps when someone has been badly injured, bruised, or otherwise hurt.

Parents all over love chamomilla for its ability to calm a cranky child. It is the go to remedy for colic and sleep problems.

This remedy is used for  variety of emotional troubles, but it is also tremendously useful in childbirth. Midwives sometimes use pulsatilla to help encourage a baby to straighten their heads and come down the birth canal. It’s known to have a grounding effect.

This is the leading homeopathic for all manner of mental illnesses. Anxiety, grief, fear, PTSD, and and depression can all be helped with this remedy.

Keep an open mind. Dare to approach health from a different perspective.

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