Homeopathy is a healing system that gently and naturally stimulates the body to cure itself. Homeopathy was founded in Germany at the end of the 18th century. It was one of the leading healing systems in America during the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century.
Homeopathic remedies are made of a substance from nature (plant, minerals, animal products…). The original substance is diluted in water. The proportion between water, substance, and the number of serial dilutions define the strength of the homeopathic remedy. The strength of homeopathic remedy is called Potency.
Homeopathy has a holistic approach to the person and the selection of the remedy is individual. That means it is equally important how problems affect one’s emotions, mood, relationships, and function of all other body systems, not just symptoms of the disease. The remedy should be given in minimal doses that can induce the healing process in the body. Sometimes it can be only one dose in a couple of months.
A homeopathic consultation is one prolonged conversation. During the conversation, a homeopath will ask many questions about your mental, emotional, and physical health. The recommended remedy should match the best to all your symptoms. It is most convenient to define homeopathy as complementary medicine. This means homeopathic remedies can and should be used together with allopathic medicines. Any changes related to the use of the medicines must be made by the responsible physician