What Is Natural Medicine?
Natural medicine approaches health and disease in an entirely different way than conventional or allopathic medicine. Natural medicine strengthens, supports, and enhances the body’s ability to regain and maintain health through a wide range of therapeutics including nutritional, orthomolecular, botanical, physical, and homeopathic medicine.
How Is Homeopathy Different?
Homeopathy is a comprehensive system of medicine used to treat diseases at their origin in the body. Homeopathy treats the individuals’ mental, emotional and physical symptoms. It uses the body’s own healing mechanisms to evoke the correction of the underlying disorder. With successful treatment, one can obtain increased mental and emotional well-being and physical health.
Homeopathy views symptoms as an expression of the body’s attempt to regain equilibrium. The character of the symptoms points to the homeopathic medication that will induce these symptoms to complete the healing process. In conventional treatment, these same symptoms are suppressed by therapies like medication or surgery. Often times this suppression results in a lesser state of health.
What To Expect From Homeopathic Treatment
The purpose of homeopathy is to cure, not to manage or suppress symptoms. It is virtually impossible to say how long it will take for chronic disease to be cured. Just as the remedy choice is individual, the duration and extent of cure is also individual. Homeopathy is a process. In many instances the effect of the medication can be very dramatic. Other times the process requires a fundamental shift in the disposition of the body, mind and emotional state. It can take time for these changes to occur. Usually patients will notice improvement within months in chronic conditions. Acute conditions typically show improvement within hours.
Homeopathic medications are made from plant, mineral and animal substances; they are regulated by the FDA and are considered non-toxic.