What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an approach to medicine that works with your body’s own ability to heal. Most conventional medications suppress your symptoms without curing the disease (e.g., cough suppressants, anti-inflammatories, anti-histamine, etc). Unlike conventional treatments, homeopathy works to stimulate self-healing and restore health, gently, safely and effectively. Originally developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann, it is based on the principle like cures like. Meaning simply, what a substance can cause in a healthy person in large doses, it can cure in a sick person in very dilute doses. The greater the degree of similarity between the symptoms provoked by the medicine and the symptoms of the person who is sick, the greater the reaction that stimulates self-healing and brings about recovery. Today, the demand for skilled homeopathic practitioners is growing as people acknowledge the limitations of pharmaceutical medications and recognize the potential homeopathy has to restore health and often cure the incurable. 

What is a homeopathic medicine?

Homeopathic medicines are derived from natural sources. They are prepared under strict FDA guidelines by a method that produces a medicine that is nontoxic, safe and free from side effects. Homeopathic medicine has been successfully practiced throughout the world for over 200 years. 

What can homeopathy treat?

Homeopathy is very effective in both acute and chronic conditions. It can be used to treat infections, injuries, allergic conditions and most chronic diseases. Homeopathy is safe for a wide-range of patients, including newborns, young children, pregnant women and the elderly. 

Among the many conditions that can be effectively treated with homeopathy: 

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autism 
  • Auto-Immune Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Constipation and Diarrhea 
  • Colds and Flu 
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Complications of Diabetes 
  • Ear Infections
  • Eczema and Skin Conditions
  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive Disorders
  • IBS
  • Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Liver and Gallbladder Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • PMS
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Psoriasis 
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Women’s Health Concerns
  • Many other acute and chronic conditions 

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