Complementary and alternative medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) applies healing touch, nutrition, and natural remedies to treat and prevent disease. CAMs treat conditions and ultimately heal an ailing body. Many CAM therapies have been around for centuries.
Homeopathy is an alternative therapeutic practice.
Homeopathy is an alternative therapeutic practice. Classical Homeopathy was founded by Samuel Hahnemann, MD (1755-1843), over 200 years ago and he is a forefather of many of the alternative therapeutic practices of today including hygiene, nutrition, exercise, bed rest, and energy healing.
As a certified, whole health educator, nutrition educator, and Classical Homeopath, I learned to embrace Dr. Hahnemann's teachings. His teachings are rooted in respect for the individual.
Dr. Hahnemann, a German physician, became disheartened with the dehumanizing medical treatment of his time and began to experiment with natural substances by testing their effects on healthy bodies, including his own.
Dr. Hahnemann, a German physician, became disheartened with the dehumanizing medical treatment of his time
For example, Dr. Hahnemann treated malaria patients with Quinine, a naturally occurring compound sourced from cinchona bark. He arrived at his treatment from observing the symptoms produced by Quinine on the healthy body. Quinine induced intermittent fever in the healthy body which is the main symptom in patients infected by malaria.
Dr. Hahnemann experimented with other substances. He asserted the theory that "likes cure likes"; that is, diseases are cured by those natural substances that produce in healthy people symptoms similar to those presenting in the dis-eased person.
You see, symptoms are part of a body's attempt to defend and heal itself. This law of cure has been verified by millions of homoeopaths all over the world since the time of Hahnemann. This is a true scientific experiment of testing substances on healthy individuals. This validation process became known as a "proving".
Dr. Hahnemann further proved that only a very minute dose of a substance is needed to stimulate a healing response as it serves as a potent catalyst to the human defense system.
An appropriate remedy is chosen and given in a non-toxic dose. The remedy is only taken until the body starts to heal, for it is a catalyst to the body's own immune defense mechanism. By contrast, ongoing doses of natural or synthetic medicines can become toxic to the human body as these medicines seek to overpower the "disease". A classical homeopathic practitioner will recommend the appropriate minimum dose of a remedy based on their client's totality of symptoms, to complement the expression of "dis-ease" the body is presenting.
I'm having success with my own clients, helping their bodies to heal from both chronic and acute dis-eases. I feel confident that I can help you prevent disease and heal what ails you.