Homeopathy was initially started by a German physician, Samuel Christian Hahnemann, toward the end of the 18th century. Dr. Hahnemann discovered that ingesting small amounts of a substance could create symptoms in a healthy individual similar to specific diseases.
From this principle he theorized that if taking a substance could cause disease like symptoms, than giving a substance to a patient with those same symptoms might cure that specific disease. Out of this observation came what he called The Principle of Similars or “like cures like”.
Dr. Hahnemann also discovered that extremely diluted forms of these natural substances worked to heal many of the diseases and conditions without the risk of side effects that comes with the use of stronger extracts of the substances, as typically are found in drugs.
This came to be known as the principle of dilutions, or the “law of the minimum dose”. Gradually through trial and error he put together the an informative body of study known today as Homeopathy, taken from the Greek words homeo meaning “similar” and pathos meaning “suffering or disease”.
Homeopathic medicine today, in the United States, remains somewhat in the background and in medical circles is considered with a degree of disbelief. It is, however, practiced around the world with great success.
Homeopathic treatment is aimed at correction of the imbalances that create disease. Homeopathic remedies function in the face of medical logic because in a typical remedy there are no molecules of any substance; only the energetic imprint of the molecule.
By transferring the energy of the molecules to water, the water takes on active properties that can be used to treat the body and correct the underlying imbalances that created the health condition.
By contrast pharmaceutical drugs are usually synthetic reproductions of molecules found in plants and herbs that are chemically intensified, and as a result have very strong pharmacologic actions on the body and produce significant side effects.
Homeopathic medicine works in harmony with the body’s own recuperative powers and is very gentle. It can be used with infants, children and elderly safely and with great effectiveness.
At Care Wellness center, we use homeopathy and homeopathic medicine to treat many conditions including many types of chronic and acute pain as well as allergy and depression.
We often use it in conjunction with acupuncture treatment and herbs since we believe it works so well synergistically with these holistic medicine modalities.
If you live in the northwest Broward County area of Margate, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, and Parkland, please visit our wellness center or call us to schedule a session today