We are taught from an early age that when it comes to health and disease, our bodies are ticking time bombs. They are accidents waiting to happen. Essentially enemies that need to be sharply reprimanded, bludgeoned into submission via procedures, treatments, and medications.
We learn that we should turn over the care of our separate body pieces, disjointed parts, and unconnected systems to various medical professionals.
Because symptoms are the problem, simple as that. Get rid of the symptoms, cure the disease. Right?
But what if our bodies are not the enemy? What if there was a better way to view health and disease?
There is a better way, and it’s called Homeopathy.
Chances are you’ve heard of Homeopathy but aren’t exactly sure what it is. Herbs? Supplements? Something natural, isn’t it?
You’re on the right track…Let me tell you a bit more.
Homeopathy is a 200+ year-old system of medicine originally developed in Germany. It uses very diluted forms of natural substances (mostly plants and minerals) to stimulate a healing response in a person, so that symptoms resolve and vitality increases.
Homeopathy means “like cures like.” This means that if a substance would cause illness in a healthy person, the homeopathic (very diluted) preparation would heal those same symptoms in a sick person.
There are several key factors that set Homeopathy apart from conventional medicine — both in how it is practiced and how it works — that give it the edge when it comes to bringing about TRUE health and wellness, allowing balance and harmony to come from inside the individual.
Here are just a few of the reasons you should consider making Homeopathy part of your wellness plan:
Much of conventional medical care involves assessing symptoms, making a diagnosis, and prescribing medication to stop or lessen the symptoms. While this approach may indeed stop symptoms, relief usually comes at a high price.
Very often, when a medication is given to address one set of symptoms, it simply causes suppression on one level, causing the imbalance to express on another level.
An example is the eczema/asthma connection. Often, the use of a steroid cream on the skin will lead to the development of asthma. This is because the body is a whole, and all body systems are connected. When an imbalance is expressing itself through a particular body system, removal of the symptoms does not heal the imbalance — it just puts up a roadblock, and the symptoms have to find expression elsewhere.
Homeopathy views symptoms as clues to the underlying imbalance, and a Homeopath uses the clues to select a remedy that will stimulate the body to heal the imbalance, thereby bringing relief on all levels — mental, emotional, and physical.
Homeopathic clients report an increase in energy, vitality, and overall feelings of well-being. These are signs of healing on a foundational level.
How many times have you had the sneaking suspicion that you weren’t the primary focus of your medical provider?
Modern medical care tends to be physician-centered, revolving around the schedule (and often, ego) of the clinician. Nevermind that you are paying them for a service, and that they are essentially working for you. Sometimes, it feels like just the opposite. We pay big money for a 7 to 10 minute appointment in which our questions and concerns are frequently dismissed.
Homeopathy is truly patient-centered. You and your experience are the primary focus in Homeopathic care. In an appointment, I spend 2+ hours listening to each new patient, inviting details, descriptions, and questions. Every person is seen as an individual, with unique characteristics and qualities. This process helps me choose, from over 5000 remedies, the ONE remedy that will most help my client.
Now, please understand that I am not suggesting that you throw out all conventional medical treatments in favor of Homeopathy. That would not be wise. In serious or life-threatening situations, it is very important to seek medical help, as conventional medicine absolutely shines in the areas of trauma, emergencies, injury, and in some acute illness and infections.
Antibiotics and surgery do save lives, there is no doubt about that. But my question is, why do so many people get to the point that these are the only options?
It’s the management of chronic disease, and the failure to consider the patient as a whole that is modern medicine’s greatest liability. There is no option, no vehicle for lifelong wellness, within the conventional medical system.
Homeopathy offers that option.
Medications often come with a long list of side effects and can be quite disruptive to life. Not so with Homeopathic remedies. Because they are so diluted, there are no side effects, and there is no interference with other medications.
Homeopathy acts on an energetic level, and is able to support and guide your body through healing. Remedies are safe for babies, and through pregnancy and breastfeeding.
More freedom? More ease? More joy?
Homeopathy holds an invitation to explore what true healing could mean for you. I encourage you to imagine yourself feeling well and whole, because it IS possible.
Our bodies are capable of so much more than we give them credit for. With the gentle nudge of Homeopathy, I have seen hundreds of people come alive and experience their own innate healing power. Why not give it a try?
Article by Jennie Hoglund, CCH