Ask the Health Expert: Homeopathy Works

The history of homeopathy begins in the ancient world. One of the earliest records of the homeopathic principle is in the Ebers papyrus, an Egyptian medical papyrus dating back to 1550. BC. which documents Isis using scorpion venom to cure patients exhibiting symptoms similar to scorpion bites. Hippocrates the “Father of Medicine” in Ancient Greece upheld two laws of healing: The Law of Opposites and The Law of Similars. Homeopathy is based on the theory of treating “Like with Like.

 In the late 18th century, a German physician Samuel Hahnemann experimented with cinchona bark. He was perfectly healthy at the time and took repeated doses of the cinchona bark and brought on all the symptoms of a malaria attack with fever and intermittent heat and chills. This led Hahnemann to conclude that an illness could be cured by administering a medicine which could produce the same symptoms in a healthy person.

Today homeopathy has come a long way. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by a process of systematic dilutions and potentization. The Law of Infinitesimals in homeopathy means that as dilution increases so does curative power of the solution. In contrast many pharmaceutical drugs are ineffective at low doses and need increasing doses to raise efficacy. Each remedy is made from only one substance whether plant, mineral, metal etc. The exact substance is known, unlike pharmaceuticals which do not always reveal their contents. Homeopathic medicines are made using the original substance mixed with 40% alcohol and 60% distilled water. The dilutions are then systematically prepared and agitated at each stage to potentize the remedy. “Science” has determined that dilutions of a substance greater than Avogadro’s number can no longer be said to contain any molecules of that substance and hence rendered ineffective. Any remedy up to a 12c or a 24x potency, known as Avogadro’s number, contains the original measurable molecules of the substance. Therefor any remedy of higher potencies has none of the original substance and so declared no better than a placebo. The fact that the frequency of the substance still remains and is “remembered by the water”, has escaped “scientific” notice. Water “memory” is not fully understood by science due to its quantum mechanical nature. Science has declared that homeopathy is not supported by scientific evidence and there is no KNOWN mechanism by which the remedies could work. However homeopathic medicines work for small babies and animals showing that this cannot be a placebo effect.

Homeopathy is connected to the energetic potential embedded within our natural world and the body’s innate ability to heal. These medicines are diluted and potentized beyond the point crude chemistry and scientific understanding of quantum coherence which is an inherent property of living cells. Quantum electrodynamics deals with interactions between electromagnetic fields and matter. All parts of living organisms from cells, tissues, organs, and systems have their own specific wave functions or vibrations which are perfectly balanced to work together. If the balance is broken the disease emerges. Homeopathy addresses the root cause of dis-ease on an energetic level whereas conventional medicine seeks only to address the “physical” what can be seen as in “killing” a bacterium but not considering the underlying susceptibility to it. This allows for recurring infections.

Each remedy has a particular range of symptoms which can be easily referenced in the homeopathic Materia Medica in which the first paragraphs mark the effects of the undiluted substance. Arnica {Leopard’s Bane} undiluted produces symptoms similar to those resulting from injuries, blows falls, and contusions. So, in this is suited to cases when any injury seems trauma to the body, muscular and tendon pain etc. Treatments are individualized the symptoms a person is experiencing. If different persons catch a cold, they do not experience the same symptoms. Some may experience a runny nose and sinus symptoms and others may develop a scratchy throat and a cough. Aconite {monkshood} for example will help persons experiencing sudden and violent fever and the early stages of acute infection. Hepar Sulphuris is a useful remedy for a sore throat with splinter like pain radiating to the ears. Allum sepia {red onion} is useful for runny eyes.

Just as there are fat and thin, dark and blond, tall and short, chilly and hot, talkative or quiet people lazy or hurried, there are homeopathic remedies to match all types and all symptoms. Homeopathy helps the body to heal itself and overcome illness. Homeopathics have no toxic side effects and are non-addictive and are safe for women to take during pregnancy. Insurance companies have paid out millions of dollars for claims of side effects for pharmaceutical side effects and one leading insurance company has had only a couple of claims against homeopathic medicines in a ten-year period. It makes one wonder why the medical fraternity and pharmaceutical companies are so reluctant to accept the efficacy of homeopathic medicine!

WRITTEN BY: NATHALIE McNEILL, owner of FOUNTAIN HEAD HEALTH STORE

Author: LivingSpaces

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