Homeopathic Medicine

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Homeopathy is a system of medicine that was first developed by physician Samuel Hahnemann in Germany more than 200 years ago and which remains in use today for the prevention and treatment of any number of ailments that can affect human health. Today, nearly 40 percent of people in Germany, France, and England as well as more than four million Americans use homeopathic remedies as part of their healthcare regimes.

Homeopathy is based on the principle of "like cures like", meaning that if you're suffering from arthritis, ingesting a small amount of a substance that produces this symptom in a healthy person can relieve it when given to someone its affecting. It is also a core belief of homeopathy that illness results from a state of emotional, physical or mental imbalance and that once the imbalance is corrected, a patient will be restored to health.

Homeopathic remedies are derived from many natural substances, including minerals, plants, and animals. These remedies stimulate and support the body's ability to heal itself by introducing highly diluted substances in very low dosages to an ailing person's body. In most homeopathic medicines, the solutions are so dilute that not even a single molecule of the original substance remains. Instead the energy signature of that substance (in other words, its "essence") is imprinted on the solution and it's this energy that provides the stimulation that the immune system needs to heal the body of the disease or the condition causing ill health.

A number of factors are used by homeopathic practitioners to determine the correct remedy for each patient. In addition to mental, physical and emotional symptoms, genetic background, personal history, body type, and prior medical conditions are all used to helped determine the most appropriate remedy for the individual patient. For this reason, two patients suffering from similar ailments may be treated with two different homeopathic remedies.

Homeopathy is a safe and effective treatment for many common ailments, including allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, gastrointestinal problems, ear infections, headaches, and skin rashes. These remedies have no side effects and there are no problems with allergies or addictions. Homeopathy is particularly good for the treatment of chronic conditions that don't respond to conventional medical treatment.

We practice classical homeopathy at the Hockley Valley Naturopathic and Chiropractic Clinic, faithfully adhering to the principles set out by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in his original teachings.