Homeopathy is a form of medicine which views and treats the body as a whole entity and helps it heal itself. It can be used for acute or chronic illnesses. The treatment is based on the principle that substances which are poisonous in large doses can be very beneficial in small doses. Homeopathy uses animal, vegetable and mineral preparations to cure a person's illness and prevent them from recurring. Millions of people in Britain, Europe and America are treated homeopathically.
Homeopathy regards each patient individually; practitioners then develop a personal remedy or treatment plan strictly for that patient. Homeopathy relies upon a person's inherent powers of healing - the immune system - to develop a successful therapy.
There are significant differences between the concepts used in Western medicine and those of homeopathy. In conventional medicine, symptoms are seen as a manifestation of the disease. Drugs are given to kill the bacteria or to relieve the symptom of the condition. Homeopaths, on the other hand, see the symptoms as the body's attempt to heal itself. They regard the symptom as a positive sign that the body's defense mechanism read more [...]