Homeopathy Utilizes Natural Substances
Developed in 1796 by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathy utilizes microscopic doses of natural substances to treat acute and chronic conditions. The natural substances are derived from minerals, animals, and/or plants. They are then significantly diluted so that little, if any, trace of the original substance is left.
The fundamentals principles of homeopathy differ from traditional medicine. In a conventional setting, doctors treat a patient’s symptoms, using medications to mask the disease. This often leads to unwanted side effects, prolonged suffering, and additional damage.
Homeopathy addresses the underlying cause of a patient’s symptoms. This approach allows naturopathic doctors to help patients feel better without suffering additional short-term or long-term side effects.
It does so by prescribing a remedy shown to produce the same set of symptoms from which a patient is suffering. The remedy utilizes microscopic doses of the irritant, allowing patients’ bodies the chance to naturally learn to fight off and handle the irritant. This method is known as the law of similars.