Homeopathy has been around since the 1800s and became very popular in the early 1900’s. At that time, there were 22 homeopathic medical schools, 100 homeopathic hospitals and over 1,000 homeopathic pharmacies. Boston University, Stanford University and New York Medical College were among those educational institutions that were teaching homeopathy. Today, people are going back to seeking a non-invasive natural approach for the first line of treatment and we are seeing a re-emergence of this traditional medicine.
So, what the heck is homeopathy?! This is one of the most difficult subjects to explain so I figured first I would let Dr. Oz and Dr. Lisa Samet (ND) explain it in this quick video (click here to watch!).
Every time I try to explain that homeopathy technically doesn’t have any medicine but the energy of the medicine, I tend to confuse my patients even more! Here is my quick elevator speech…
“it’s a system of natural medicine that prompts their body’s own healing response. Homeopaths view symptoms as meaningful messages from the body rather than irritants to suppress. By giving you a medicine that resembles the symptoms, a principle known as “like curing like,” homeopathic medicines are thought to assist your body in its natural direction toward healing. For example, a homeopathic form of red onion, allium cepa, can be used to treat allergic symptoms of burning and teary eyes.” (with a little help from the Bastyr University clinic).
How can homeopathy benefit us?
- Acute illness/trauma
- Chronic illness
- Emotional imbalance
- and many more!
Homeopathy Starter Kit