Republished with acknowledgement to the Canadian Society of Homeopaths
Homeopathy Around the World
Homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world and the fastest growing, especially in some parts of Asia, Europe and South America. It also experienced great popularity in North America around the turn of the century, when one of six hospitals was a homeopathic hospital.
1. Natural Action
Homeopathy works by stimulating the body's own natural defense mechanism to promote health and to resist infection and susceptibility to disease. Although gentle, the results can be powerful and long-lasting.
2. Health and Well-Being
Homeopathy improves health generally, rather than merely alleviating localized symptoms. It treats the whole individual, acting on the mental and emotional levels as well as the physical level, providing la balance in overall health and an increased sense of well-being and quality of life.
3. Effective Medicine
When used correctly, homeopathy can be an extremely effective system of medicine, providing long-lasting relief from many acute and chronic conditions and illnesses.
4. No Harmful Side Effects
Homeopathic treatment offers a gentle and non-invasive approach to health, producing no toxic side effects, no dependency or addiction and no withdrawal.
5. Cost Effective
Homeopathic remedies are surprisingly inexpensive to purchase, especially when compared to over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
6. Fast-Acting First-Aid Relief
Homeopathy can be safely used at home or on the road to provide rapid relief for minor problems such as bruises, simple burns. sprains, insect bites, gastric upsets, etc. However, more serious or long-lasting complaints should be treated by a qualified homeopath.
7. Not Tested on Animals
Homeopathic remedies are only tested on healthy humans in order to determine the range of action of each remedy. This is called a 'proving', a bad translation of the German word 'Pruefung', meaning test.
8. Complementary Medicine
Homeopathy can be used independently or along with conventional drugs and other therapies (with the full knowledge of your other healthcare providers of course. ) It can help to alleviate unpleasant side effects of conventional treatments, for example chemotherapy.)
Homeopathy has no adverse impact on the environment. There is no waste or energy or natural resources in the manufacturing process and no pollution of the water supply, oceans, or dump sites when used. In fact, homeopathy is the ultimate Green medicine!
10. Medicine of the Future
Homeopathy is widely used around the world. It is available in most countries and is gaining in popularity as a complementary or alternative approach to conventional medicine.
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
Classical and Modern Homeopathy
Sooke, BC, Canada
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