Homeopathy for eye problems

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By Dr. Leia Melead, Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist
Reviewed & updated by Dr. Marc Grossman
Learn more about homeopathic products for specific eye conditions.
Homeopathic medicine is a specialized discipline or branch of Alternative, Holistic, or Natural Medicine.
The word “Homeopathy” comes from the Greek word “homeo” meaning the same or like. Otherwise, Homeopathy means “like cures like”. Homeopathy uses substances found in nature, either plant, animal, or mineral, which would ordinarily cause a problem or a disease (or mimic symptoms of a condition) if one comes in contact or ingests these substances. Homeopathic remedies are used to treat that same or similar dysfunction in a human being.

For instance, as a natural eye care treatment, if someone has red, swollen eyes, using a targeted homeopathic preparation such as Apis can often resolve this problem. Let’s look at Apis which is honeybee serum. Normally, when the honeybee stings, it causes a red, swollen area on the body where it occurred. Yet using Apis in an extremely diluted homeopathic preparation has the opposite effect by improving and even resolving the red, swollen eye issue. The dilution is so small that there is no physical evidence of the honeybee serum left in the homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy utilizes only highly diluted substances and not the full strength herb, plant, mineral or animal. This is the distinction between natural medicines and homeopathic medicines, although a possible comparison is when one receives a flu shot where a tiny fragment of genetic material from the bacteria or virus is given to the body to initiate an immune response that helps prevent getting the actual flu later.
Homeopathic medicines are good choices for home treatment of simple first aid or acute (non-emergency) health problems, because they have no harmful side effects unlike chemical drugs. If the remedy chosen is incorrect for the problem, then nothing will happen and the problem will not resolve. There will be no adverse side effects from using it and this makes it particularly safe for giving to children and animals.
Here are a few homeopathic remedies and their keynotes, which may prove helpful for eye problems:
(Please note, that if there is any serious injury or trauma to the eyes, then professional help should be sought. These remedies are for simple, non-complicated eye problems. If the problem persists, please visit your eye doctor or obtain emergency care.)
Aconite
relieves the pain and inflammation in an eye injury, usually given as the first line of defense as soon as the injury or trauma has occurred. It is also given for pain due to a foreign object in the eye (this does not replace a visit to your eye doctor as needed). Aconite’s relief is just temporary and often immediate.
Arnica
is good for bruising, black eyes, and bleeding. It can be taken internally every hour if needed until the eye feels better or when the bruise and swelling is decreased. It is also good for eye socket injuries, and for injury to the soft tissue surrounding the eyes.
Alumina
is useful for dryness due to lack of aqueous
Arsenicum album
is useful for dryness due to inflammation
Apis
is useful for pain, swelling, heat, allergy eyes, and pressure sensation.
Belladonna
is good for sudden onset of red, hot, burning, itchy eyes.
Calcarea flourica
is good for capillary integrity
Calcarea phosphorica
is helpful for the sensation of a foreign body in the eye.
Calendula
is helpful for corneal healing and corneal health and vitality.
Causticum
is used for eye pain and cloudy vision.
China
may help dimming of the vision.
Cineraria maritima
supports circulation within the eye to supply nourishment and drain toxins. It is well known for its use in treating cataracts, especially early cataracts.1
Chamomilla matricaria
is helpful to reduce pain and irritation.1
Euphrasia
is helpful for general dryness, redness and irritation of the eye and eyelid.2
Gelsemium
is helpful for eye pressure balance
Hypericum
is used for eye injury, excessively painful eyes or blood shot eyes or any nervous affliction of the eyelids or eyes, such as excessive blinking. Also used for eye pain, which follows removal of a foreign object from the eye. Also for long-lasting enduring pain.
Kalium phosphoricum
is helpful for weak vision, health of the optic nerve
Ledum
can be useful for bruising or black eyes if Arnica does not alleviate the problem. The keynote for using ledum is the presence of puncture wounds.
Lycopodium
is helpful for the optic nerve
Mucokehl
supports blood health and circulation
Natum muriaticum
is useful for the health of the eye
Nux moschata
is helpful for aggravation from cold air, dry air.
Nux vomica
for dryness, light intolerance, pain
Phosphorus
is useful for retinal haemorrhage
Ruta graviolens
is useful for eyestrain, computer eyes, or close up work. For painful, red, hot eyes. Also for headache due to eyestrain.
Senega
is helpful for cataract, sensation of spots and specks on cornea
Sepia
supports relief from glare, veiled vision, streaks of light.
Silicia
is helpful for cataract, conjunctiva health
Staphysagria
is helpful for the sensation of a foreign body in the eye.
Sulphur
is used for dryness, redness of the eye and lid and allergies.
Symphytum
is beneficial for eyeball injuries, such as being hit with a snowball, a tennis or baseball, or any other blunt object striking the eye.
Zincum mettalicum
is used for pain and headache.
Editor’s Note: Homeopathic eyedrops are helpful for dry eyes, glaucoma, Fuch’s dystrophy, macular degeneration, cataracts, floaters and retinal and macular health

 

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Homeopathy rids high uric acid levels

 

 

original article in plantmedicine.com

A high uric acid level, or hyperuricemia, is an excess of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is produced during the breakdown of purines, which are found in certain foods and are also formed by your body.
Once produced, uric acid is carried in your blood and passes through your kidneys, where most of it is filtered out into the urine.
About one in five people has a high uric acid level. It may be related to attacks of gout or the development of kidney stones. But most people with high uric acid levels don’t have any symptoms or related problems.
Causes-Most of the time, a high uric acid level occurs when your kidneys don’t eliminate uric acid efficiently. Things that may cause this slow-down in the removal of uric acid include rich foods, being overweight, having diabetes, taking certain diuretics (sometimes called water pills) and drinking too much alcohol. Other less common causes are a diet high in purine-containing items or your body producing too much uric acid.
Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include:
·         Diuretic medications (water pills)
·         Drinking too much alcohol
·         Genetics (inherited tendencies)
·         Hypothyroidism
·         Immune-suppressing drugs
·         Niacin, or vitamin B-3
Immune-suppressing drugs
Niacin, or vitamin B-3
Obesity
Psoriasis
Purine-rich diet — liver, game meat, anchovies, sardines, gravy, dried beans and peas, mushrooms, and other foods
Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste
Tumorlysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers
Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer.
Having a high uric acid level is not a disease or a condition that necessarily needs to be treated or searched for in the absence of other symptoms. But if you have an attack of gout or have a certain type of kidney stone, your doctor may check for high levels of uric acid.

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Homeopathic remedies  give excellent cure for high uric acid  levels in blood and gout associated with this. Homoeopathic medicines helps the proper metabolism of purines, a type of protein which ends up uric acid after the body processes it. These medicines promotes  the elimination of  uric acid.

 

COLCHICUM 200-  Colchicum is one of the most indicated remedy in raised uric acid levels. This is specially indicated in cases where high uric acid levels give rise to onset of gout.It has a specific power for relieving gouty attacks. There may be a sharp pain in the great toe. The affected parts are red,  swollen and very hot to touch. There could be great sensitivity to touch on account of extreme pain. Tearing pains could be more intense in the evening and night.   Slightest effort to move the legs gives rise to a sharp, shooting and unbearable tearing pain in the big toe. There may be difficulty to walk on account of pain.Edematous swelling of legs and feet

 

LEDUM PAL 200- It is one of the most indicated remedies in treating cases of high uric acid levels. The main feature of these cases is that, the pains shift from downwards to upwards.Patient feels chilly , yet he does not like to be covered as his pains are better by cold. Ledum pal is indicated when the high levels of uric acid in blood may result in its crystals being deposited in the joint spaces. The first attack of pain could be triggered after the person has partied the previous night, especially after consuming meat and alcohol. This is a typical presenting feature after which the investigations reveal that indeed the uric acid levels are higher than normal.

 

BENZOIC ACID 30-It is an excellent remedy for for high uric acid levels. This medicine is more indicated when the urinary symptoms are more marked. The uric acid crystals may be deposited in the kidneys or the urinary tract giving rise to stones. On examination, the urine may show very high levels of uric acid. The color of urine may also keep changing from dark brown to pale yellow  and smells like urine of a horse.. Benzoic acid may also be indicated when there are joint complaints as well. There may be a crackling sensation in the joints. The great toe may be swollen and may give rise to difficulty in walking or even moving the limb.

 

GUAIACUM Q-  It is also a well indicated remedy in treating high uric acid levels. It is more suited in chronic cases where the deformities and contractures set in. Guaiacum is very well indicated when there is intolerance to heat in any form. Rheumatic pain in hands , arms and shoulders. Gouty pains tearing and lancinating , worse from motion , heat , cold wet weather , touch and pressure, from 6pm to 4 am. Better by external pressure.The affected joints may be extremely hot to touch. Guaiacum may be given when there is a bad smell from the body. In some cases, it could be given in very acute cases as well. The affected limb is painful, stiff and immobile.

 

LITHIUM CARB 200- Lithium  carb is a good remedy in treating raised uric acid levels. The high levels of uric acid give rise to an unusual stiffness all over the body. Another peculiar feature is itching all over the skin of the joints. The pains are relieved by pouring hot water. Uric acid may get deposited in the joint spaces to give rise to nodosities which can be felt externally also. The nodes may also be felt in the finger joints and in some severe cases, they may be felt in the ear pinna.

 

URTICA URENS Q—Urtica urens is an excellent remedy for acute gout with high uric acid levels. Gout accompanied with thick urine. Urtic aurens promotes the elimination of uric acid . Give 5 drops of mother tincture every 3 hours.

 

BERBERIS VULGARIS Q AND LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 3X—Berberis vulgaris and Lycopodium are excellent remedies for high uric acid with gout symptoms where stones form in kidneys.Berberis vul. Is effective when stones form in left kidney, but Lycopodium in the right kiney. There is joint pain, swelling and tenderness. These remedies  lower the uric acid levels , also dissolve the stones .


Courts Confirm MMR vacc causes AUTISM!

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Courts Quietly Confirm MMR Vaccine Causes Autism :
By Mark Wachtler,
After decades of passionate debate, parents probably missed the repeated admissions by drug companies and governments alike that vaccines do in fact cause autism. For concerned parents seeking the truth, it’s worth remembering that the exact same people who own the world’s drug companies also own America’s news outlets. Finding propaganda-free information has been difficult, until now.

At the center of the fifteen-year controversy is Dr. Andrew Wakefield of Austin, Texas. It was Dr. Wakefield that first publicized the link between stomach disorders and autism, and taking the findings one step further, the link between stomach disorders, autism and the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine.
For that discovery way back in 1996, and a subsequent research paper published by the doctor in 1998, Andrew Wakefield has found himself the victim of a world-wide smear campaign by drug corporations, governments and media companies. And while Dr. Wakefield has been persecuted and prosecuted to the extent of being unable to legally practice medicine because of his discovery, he has instead become a best-selling author, the founder of the Strategic Autism Initiative, and the Director of the Autism Media Channel.
But in recent months, courts, governments and vaccine manufacturers have quietly conceded the fact that the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine most likely does cause autism and stomach diseases. Pharmaceutical companies have even gone so far as to pay out massive monetary awards, totaling in the millions, to the victims in an attempt to compensate them for damages and to buy their silence.
Grassroots outcry

It was a regular reader named Kathleen that brought this ongoing story to our attention here at Whiteout Press. When asked what her connection to the vaccine-autism battle was, the young reader replied, “I just researched it for a school project a while back and then I stayed on top of it, until I couldn’t stand it anymore. I’m not a parent, nor do I belong to any organization – a mere outside observer.”
This reader isn’t alone. The news that vaccines cause autism has spread across the US despite a coordinated media black-out. She takes her concerns one step further explaining, “All I want is to see this information where the public can access it. I’ve looked everywhere, and no one gives this dire Wakefield situation even ONE small mention.” She goes on to give us another motivation for her activism, “In Washington State, where I’m from, vaccines have become mandatory for school children, which is very frightening!”
Landmark rulings
In December 2012, two landmark decisions were announced that confirmed Dr. Wakefield’s original concern that there is a link between the MMR vaccine, autism and stomach disorders. The news went mostly unreported, but independent outlets like The Liberty Beacon finally began publishing the groundbreaking news.
The website wrote last month, ‘In a recently published December 13, 2012 vaccine court ruling, hundreds of thousands of dollars were awarded to Ryan Mojabi, whose parents described how “MMR vaccinations” caused a “severe and debilitating injury to his brain, diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder (‘ASD’).”’
The Liberty Beacon went on to describe the second court ruling that month, as well as similar previous verdicts writing, ‘Later the same month, the government suffered a second major defeat when young Emily Moller from Houston won compensation following vaccine-related brain injury that, once again, involved MMR and resulted in autism. The cases follow similar successful petitions in the Italian and US courts (including Hannah Poling, Bailey Banks, Misty Hyatt, Kienan Freeman, Valentino Bocca, and Julia Grimes) in which the governments conceded or the court ruled that vaccines had caused brain injury. In turn, this injury led to an ASD diagnosis. MMR vaccine was the common denominator in these cases.’
The report echoes the exact same sentiment that our reader conveyed – Dr. Wakefield has had his career and reputation destroyed over the past 15 years, but has just been vindicated. The account reports, ‘While repeated studies from around the world confirmed Wakefield’s bowel disease in autistic children and his position that safety studies of the MMR are inadequate, Dr. Wakefield ’s career has been destroyed by false allegations.  Despite this he continues to work tirelessly to help solve the autism catastrophe.’
The article from The Liberty Beacon closes with a direct quote from Dr. Wakefield himself to the independent grassroots outlet, “There can be very little doubt that vaccines can and do cause autism. In these children, the evidence for an adverse reaction involving brain injury following the MMR that progresses to an autism diagnosis is compelling. It’s now a question of the body count. The parents’ story was right all along. Governments must stop playing with words while children continue to be damaged. My hope is that recognition of the intestinal disease in these children will lead to the relief of their suffering. This is long, long overdue.”
Wakefield attacked again
Since the world has slowly become aware of the dangers of the MMR vaccine, parents around the globe have refused to get their children vaccinated. Earlier this year, the UK government singled out Dr. Wakefield and blamed him for the rising number of measles outbreaks in the country. In an April 2013 interview, he responded publicly.
The website TheRefusers.com published both the video, as well as the written transcript, of Dr. Wakefield’s public response. Below are some excerpts of the doctor’s remarks:
“The important thing to say is that back in 1996-1997 I was made aware of children developing autism, regressive autism, following exposure in many cases to the measles mumps rubella vaccine. Such was my concern about the safety of that vaccine that I went back and reviewed every safety study, every pre-licensing study of the MMR vaccine and other measles-containing vaccines before they were put into children and after. And I was appalled with the quality of that science. It really was totally below par and that has been reiterated by other authoritative sources since.
All I could do as a parent was to say, ‘what would I do for my child?’ That was the only honest answer I could give. My position on that has not changed. So, what happened subsequently? At that time the single measles vaccines were available freely on the National Health Service. Otherwise, I would not have suggested that option.  So parents, if they were legitimately concerned about the safety of MMR could go and get the single vaccines. Six months later, the  British government unilaterally withdrew the importation license for the single vaccines, therefore depriving parents of having these on the NHS; depriving parents who had legitimate concerns  about the safety of MMR from a choice; denying them the opportunity to protect their children in the way that they saw fit.
The news shouldn’t be left wing or right wing, conservative or liberal. It should be the news. It should be independent – Whiteout Press
And I was astonished by this and I said to Dr Elizabeth Miller of the Health Protection Agency, ‘why would you do this, if your principal concern is to protect children from serious infectious disease? Why would you remove an option from parents who are legitimately concerned about the safety of MMR?’ And her answer was extraordinary. She said to me, ‘if we allow parents the option of single vaccines, it would destroy our MMR program.’ In other words, her principal concern seemed to be full protection of the MMR program and not protection of children.”
Dr. Wakefield himself reiterates the final conclusion of the courts in various countries, but censored by the world’s media outlets saying:
“Now this question has been answered not by me, but by the courts, by the vaccine courts in Italy and in the United States of America where it appears that many children over the last thirty years have been awarded millions of dollars for the fact that they have been brain-damaged by MMR vaccine and other vaccines and that brain damage has led to autism. That is a fact.”
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Sources:
http://www.trueactivist.com

another great link http://www.thinktwice.com

 


Coffee A must read for everyone who drinks it……………

You’re not going to like this one bit: you’ve been lied about the health benefits of coffee!

1. Caffeine is an alkaloid that the coffee plant uses to kill bugs, which eat its’ seeds.

The coffee plant also uses caffeine in the coffee pods to kill surrounding plants, so the coffee plant can attain more sunlight and grow larger. Caffeine is a pesticide, which causes genetic termination in living cells that come into contact with it.

2. MRI images taken before and after 1 cup of coffee showed a decrease in blood flow to the brain by 45%. When the blood flow reduction was measured exactly, it was actually 52% less blood flow to the brain, after just one small cup of coffee. http://abcn.ws/2ipmLj7

3. Brain imaging studies of chronic coffee drinkers showed they presented the same degradation of their brains as chronic alcoholics, cigarette smokers, Parkinson’s patients and marijuana users. http://dailym.ai/1qjSqi0

 

4. Coffee can cause an urge to move ones’ bowels because this is one way the body tries to eliminate poison from the system. The sudden urge to “poo” after drinking coffee is one of the body’s defense mechanisms to poison.

5. Coffee increases energy via the human fight or flight metabolic response, because the body is afraid of the caffeine based poison. Coffee doesn’t give energy, it removes it from the body.

The energy a person feels when they drink coffee is the body going into overdrive because caffeine is a poison and all poisons activate an energy release in the body. (fight or flight)

Coffee removes energy from the system, leaving the person progressively more and more exhausted each day that passes, therefore setting up the world’s most dangerous energy stimulation addiction… coffee dependence for energy.

6. When the fight or flight response is triggered in the body, the lower IQ centers of the brain are activated as well as hormonal systems in control of aggression, violence, irrational and illogical decision making, jealousy, rage, anger, fear and paranoia.

Coffee generates lower end mental functioning with a side of every negative emotional response the body can generate.

7. When measured, 1 coffee activated the fight and flight response for 3 consecutive weeks, even though no other caffeine was consumed after that 1 cup of coffee. One cup of coffee poisons the body for 3 consecutive weeks, on a decreasing scale.

8. When coffee (caffeine) is consumed, the limbic part of the brain is hyper activated and the higher learning centers of the mind inhibited. The limbic part of the brain is only concerned with sex, reproduction, protection of territory, food acquisition and personal safety.

The limbic portion of the brain is the most primitive and least developed portion of the mind complex. When you want to out smart or dominate another person, it’s best that their limbic system is activated, because it brings them to a mental state equal to that of a child.

9. The birth control pill inhibits clearing of ingested caffeine. This effect is increased dramatically by alcohol or pain killer use, therefore causing many cases of caffeine poisoning, which get treated as other things once the person reaches the hospital.

10. Coffee is proven to cause an enlarged prostate, high anxiety, insomnia, depression, birth defects, pain syndromes, unnatural breathing patterns, brain damage, hyperactivity, learning disorders (from the brain damage) behavior disorders, fatigue, certain types of cancer, Crohns, IBS, colitis, carpel tunnel, ulcers, low iron, heart disease, headaches, PMS, increased incidence of muscle and tendon injury, joint pain, heart attack, stroke,TIA’s (mini strokes)… and that’s a short list.

11. Coffee causes fat gain and cellulite because by triggering the body’s flight or fight system (which any poison or threat does). This eventually changes the body’s primary fuel source requirement to one of fat.

When the body is threatened, it prefers fat as its’ primary fuel source, over sugar or protein.

Constant activation of the body’s fight or flight system (via the daily ingestion of caffeine poison) aids in a metabolic shift to fat storage and fat conservation, because again the body prefers fat as a fuel source when fighting any toxic intruder… because fat contains 9 calories per gram for the fight, as opposed to 4 calories per gram housed by sugar and protein.

Welcome to the land of coffee (caffeine) induced fat gain, weight gain and cellulite. Coffee also destroys muscle, as the body purposely flushes muscle, when it’s poisoned, to facilitate additional fat storage.img_8912-2

12. Coffee (caffeine) blocks iron absorption, causing the vast majority of anemia today.

 

13. An investigation conducted by the author of the most extensive book on coffee ever written, reviewed almost every scientific research piece regarding coffee and his conclusion was that there’s absolutely no scientific evidence what so ever that coffee provides any health benefits to the human body, on any level, in anyway.

He openly declares that any positive promotion of coffee consumption is a blatant lie, doing grave harm to our entire society. The publication of any positive effects of coffee are false and all can be traced back to a very powerful,  “coffee lobby”, which has both commercial and ruling family origins.

The 10 most popular brain damaging weapons used against the slave class (in order of use) are:

1) vaccines
2) coffee and caffeine products
3) alcohol
4) medical drugs
5) sugar
6) fluoride
7) cigarettes
8) processed junk foods and genetically modified foods
9) EMF radiation from wireless devices and
10) chemtrails.

 

Read “Caffeine Blues: Wake Up to the Hidden Dangers of America’s #1 Drug.”


Homeopathy for you and your pets

The drugs used today, in Western Medicine are far more poisonous than in Hahnemann’s time ,like dropping a nuclear weapon on an ant hill!

Dr. Hahnemann felt such practices were barbaric, and he stopped practicing medicine. While making a living translating books, he came across William Cullen’s write-up on the action of Cinchona officinalis, the herb used to make quinine for the treatment of malaria. Dr. Hahnemann disagreed with Cullen’s assertion that it was the astringency of the herb that had the effect, and, to prove his point, took a small amount of the bark himself. He developed symptoms of malaria lasting a few hours. Dr. Hahnemann repeated the experiment several times, each time developing symptoms that went away by the next day.

From this research, Dr. Hahnemann developed the Law of Similars, derived from an ancient concept used by Galen, Hippocrates, and Paracelsus. When a healthy individual is made ill in a particular way by being exposed to a substance, that individual may also be cured by being treated with the same substance. Practitioners using Dr. Hahnemann’s homeopathic system are called classical homeopaths.

Many people mistakenly believe that the words holistic and homeopathic are inter-changeable. This is not true. Homeopathy is a 200-year-old system of healing that uses remedies based on the Law of Similars, which is the reverse of the allopathic, or conventional, medical system. Allopathic drugs act in such a way that they suppress symptoms, but in themselves, they don’t necessarily cure disease. However, when used appropriately, homeopathy works with the body, not against it, promoting actual curing and not just suppressing symptoms. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the immune system in a very general way, which can and often does enable it to complete the job it was already trying to do on its own, however the immune system is really downstream of the life force of the patient, and there is no special action on that part of the body.

There are those in homeopathy that will declare that we don’t have all the hows and whys of how homeopathy works, but this would be true only if one does not accept anything that Hahnemann said about it. He spelled out in great detail how homeopathy acts. When people say they don’t know how it acts (even homeopaths) that means they are ignoring Hahnemann’s actual explanation. For the purpose of this writing, suffice it to say homeopathy is working on an energetic level, a concept nearly impossible for western trained health practitioners, whose belief systems follow the Newtonian principle of only ‘matter matters’ to understand this complex study. Quantum physicians and energy workers recognize that we are living in a quantum paradigm, where everything matters!

When in crisis, the human body, as well as that of the canine or feline, speaks to us through its symptoms. Symptoms, produced by the body’s attempt to heal, are windows to the internal process that should not be closed. All the symptoms, taken together, are referred to as the symptomatic picture.

LAW OF OPPOSITES, LAW OF SIMILARS

Allopathic, or conventional, medicine usually applies the Law of Opposites to the treatment of disease. The medication prescribed by the doctor or veterinarian acts against the patient’s symptoms, as described by such names as antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Allopathic drugs typically suppress symptoms but do not necessarily cure disease.

The Law of Similars means that the remedy that causes certain symptoms in a healthy person will cure the same symptoms in a sick person. For example, a bee sting (from the honeybee, apis mellifica) causes an area of swelling and redness in normal individuals. The swelling may be accompanied by itching and burning, which feel better from the application of cold, and the person isn’t thirsty. In homeopathic dilutions, the remedy apis mellifica cures itchy, burning, red swellings that come on suddenly and
are relieved by cold compresses, especially when the individual is less thirsty than usual.
The red swelling doesn’t have to have been caused by a bee sting in order for apis mellifica to be an effective remedy; it just needs to fit the same symptom picture. It may have been caused by something completely unrelated, such as sunburn, allergy, vaccinations, or drugs.

MINIMUM DOSE

Another main principle of homeopathy is the Minimum Dose. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by dilution and succussion, which is a particular way of mixing. They are so diluted that individual molecules of the original substance are extremely difficult to detect in samples. This allows remedies to be made from highly toxic substances, such as arsenic, snake venom, or the saliva of a rabid dog.

So, how does a remedy work if there virtually isn’t anything there? When the mother remedy is made, the substance is mixed with water and succussed. This causes the water to receive an energetic imprint. Some might call it a ghost, a spirit, or even a memory. Science hasn’t yet discovered or explained how homeopathy works.
The concept of minimum dose means that the more diluted the remedy is (in other words the less substance it actually contains), the more powerful it becomes, and the higher “potency” it is.

OUTCOMES OF HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT

The principles of homeopathy state that there are three possible outcomes of any treatment: suppression, palliation, and cure.

SUPPRESSION rids the body of specific symptoms, but it drives the disease into other channels by denying the body’s expression of the original disease. For example, a skin tumor develops that is itchy and
eventually opens and drains. The allopathic vet may decide to remove the tumor and may not consider that this was the body’s choice of a location to push toxins out. After surgery, the wound heals, and the skin looks great. The most troubling symptom is gone. Over time, however, the cat, dog or other life form, may experience a change in temperament (grouchier or more aggressive), or he may develop a more serious condition, such as thyroid disease or liver cancer. Since removing the original symptom, the patient has gotten very sick at a deeper level. It’s like plugging the outlet of a volcano. It gets hotter and hotter inside until it explodes at a deeper, more dangerous level and causes much more destruction than it might have otherwise.bottlesandshelves

PALLIATION means to alleviate symptoms through medicine, such as treating pain through aspirin. With palliation, the medicine needs to be repeated frequently. Palliation makes symptoms go away almost immediately (even if they’ve been present or recurring for years). A dog or cat may, for instance, temporarily stop crying when urinating, but the symptoms will soon return — in hours, days, or even far longer periods. Repeated dosing of a remedy, herb, or drug during palliation is a perpetual cycle to keep the symptoms away. The dog or cat is not getting healthier and, in fact, is slowly getting sicker overall.

CURE, the goal of homeopathy, means that the body eliminates the whole disease, not just symptoms, and rises to a state of optimum health. Health is defined as not just the absence of symptoms, but a feeling of well being and vitality. A cure in classical homeopathy is more than just making the symptoms go away, which can happen with many kinds of treatments. Rather, it’s when the symptoms go away and stay away permanently. The dog or cat feels, and is, healthy in every respect. They may still get minor ailments, but recovers quickly from them with very little or no treatment. By treating only symptoms and not the whole individual, allopathic, or conventional, medicine tends to be limited to the first two outcomes: suppression and palliation.

HOW HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ARE PREPARED

Today homeopathic remedies are still prepared according to guidelines given by Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., in The Organon of the Healing Art (1810). If possible, an alcohol tincture is made (some substances are not soluble in alcohol and are prepared differently). Dilution and succussion (shaking) of the tincture produce a potentized homeopathic remedy.
The level of dilution of a remedy is denoted with Roman numerals.
One drop of the mother tincture diluted with nine drops of alcohol (or other solvent) creates a potency of 1X (as in X, the Roman numeral for ten).
Similarly, 1 drop of the mother tincture diluted with 99 drops of alcohol creates a potency of 1C (as in C, the Roman numeral for 100). Higher potencies exist as well, such as M and LM. By the time a potency of 12C is reached, the dilution is beyond Avogadro’s number (6.023 x 1023, or 602,300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000), which in physical chemistry means that virtually nothing poisonous or toxic is left, no matter what the remedy has been made from.rabbit

NOTE: When we consider the action of dilution and succussion, it is always a tough one to explain. It bodes well for us to emphasize the dilution part because Hahnemann tells us that it is partly the dilution but primarily the succussion (shaking, agitation) that releases the energy responsible for the physical expression of the molecules. That is, the quantum energy behind form to put it in today’s vernacular. Again the Western trained scientists tend to reject homeopathy when they hear about our “less is more” principle of dilution.

IS A CURE ALWAYS POSSIBLE?

Through homeopathy, which most conventional physicians or veterinarians are not trained in, a real cure to most chronic diseases can be achieved in many cases where allopathic medicine offers only a quick (and often temporary) fix — if it has anything to offer at all. Homeopathy works particularly well for feline health problems, because cats are subtle creatures and highly sensitive to energy. However, all animals respond well (yes, even people) and there are many practitioners that specialize in horses and dogs, also. Homeopathic practitioners all over the world work with all aspects of human health care, homeopathically.

Homeopathic remedies are quite easy to administer and they encourage the body to help it heal itself.

If you or your dog or cat has undergone long-term allopathic drug therapy, homeopathy may not work immediately. With persistence it may help restore the dogs or cat’s health in cases in which conventional veterinarians might even recommend euthanasia. In the process of attempting a cure, very ill animals may at least feel better even if they can’t be cured.

HOW A DISEASE RUNS ITS COURSE

In homeopathy, a cure is obtained by giving the substance whose experimental symptoms in healthy individuals are most similar to the patient’s own symptoms. Since this therapy is based on an individual’s total symptomatic picture, you must learn the characteristics of each remedy, observe carefully all the symptoms your dog or cat is now exhibiting and has exhibited in the past, and understand his or her general characteristics.
Diseases tend to follow a predictable pattern. Here are the stages of disease:

ENERGETIC IMBALANCE: Your cat seems to be getting sick; there aren’t any symptoms, but you just know something’s wrong.

FUNCTIONAL CHANGES: For example, your cat is going frequently to the litter box, but there’s no straining and the urinalysis is normal. If the disturbance is treated right away, even severe symptoms may resolve quickly or be avoided. At this point, a conventional veterinarian may not be able to diagnose the problem. Dogs may exhibit a similar behavior by asking to go out frequently but again no straining and urin test is normal.

INFLAMMATION: If the disturbance remains untreated, inflammation shows that the body is trying its hardest to rebalance itself. At this stage the dog or cat is sick, often with fever, redness, and swellings.

PATHOLOGY: Finally, the body tries to ward off the problem by moving into pathology, such as bladder stones; thick, hairless skin; or fluid accumulation in abdomen or chest. Once this stage has been reached, a cure takes longer to achieve. The dog or cat must work his or her way back through the previous stages of the disease: inflammation, functional changes, and energetic imbalance. This is why it often seems as though the dog or cat is worsening before improving. When a chronically ill dog or cat is given an appropriate remedy, there will often be an immediate mental and emotional response of contentment, even though the final “physical” cure may take much longer.

WORKING WITH A HOMEOPATHIC PRACTITIONER

Never attempt to use homeopathy on your own to treat your cat or dog. Always work with a homeopathic veterinarian because by far, the great majority of human homeopathic prescribers are not equipped to treat animals. There may be exceptions but they are such.
I especially like to refer those who are searching for a Homeopathic Veterinary Specialist to see the web site of a world authoritity on the subject, Richard Pitcairn, DVM where there is a listing of many veterinarians that have trained with him personally in homeopathy. Also there is a page of instructions that tells people how to select a homeopathic veterinarian, and how to know they are qualified. (www.drpitcairn.com/referrals/anhc-referrals/)

Although you may read this article and a few books on the subject and feel confident moving forward please keep in mind that selecting the right remedy in the right potency at the right time is not a simple process, and assessing the progress of the case takes training and experience.

Beginning homeopathic treatment may also seem expensive, but the costs are nearly all up front. Over time, you’ll spend less money than you would have with conventional care and its repeated tests and treatments.

Your first appointment with a veterinary homeopath is likely to take an hour or more. He’ll or she will ask a lot of questions; some of which might seem irrelevant at first. In prescribing homeopathic remedies, the smallest details help the homeopath understand the dog or cat’s personality, which will help your practitioner distinguish among remedies. It is helpful for guardians to
keep a journal of symptoms as homeopathic treatment progresses. Here are some questions to consider.

1. How does your dog or cat react to situations, people, other animals, noise, and other stimuli?

2. Does your dog or cat seek warmth under your covers or lie on the carpet or cool, hard surfaces?

3. How much water does your dog or cat drink? 4. Does your cat like dry, soft, or soupy foods? 5. How does your dog or cat interact with other dogs or cats in the house? 6. Is your cat the boss or the low cat on the totem pole?

A homeopath makes a list of all past and present symptoms, as well as of the individual’s unique characteristics. The homeopath asks about every body system and what makes each symptom better or worse. He looks for changes in symptom pictures and tries to discover a cause for the changes (for example, symptoms started after the dog or cat’s human companions divorced). Your practitioner will also look for characteristic symptoms (those symptoms that aren’t normally associated with the disease). For example, everyone with the flu feels tired and achy, but characteristic symptoms might be feeling better from being consoled, worse from exposure to an open window, or better from having only cold drinks.

In many cases, this is the point where you and your animal companion will go home.

Later, the homeopath looks up the most important and unique characteristics (and this takes experienced judgment) in a repertory containing tens of thousands of symptoms along with the remedies known to help each symptom. By cross-referencing the most important symptoms and traits, the homeopath comes up with the two to five best potential remedies.

Next, the homeopath compares his choices in a materia medica, which is a book containing in-depth descriptions of each remedy. He or she makes a selection and provides the remedy to you.

WAITING FOR A TRUE CURE

Be patient! A true cure takes time. Once a remedy is given, you must be vigilant about observing changes in your dog or cat’s symptoms, attitude, and any other signs or patterns the homeopath may ask you to watch. Keeping a journal is extremely helpful, noting observations and remedies along with the date, time of day, weather conditions, and any unusual stressors the dog or cat has been exposed to. The homeopath will ask you to report back as things happen or at specified time periods; be sure to stick to the schedule.

The most common instruction you will hear from a classical homeopath is “Wait.” Each remedy must be allowed to complete its work; for high potency remedies, a month or more is the minimum. Day-to-day changes should be noted in your journal, but try to see the bigger healing trends that are occurring. You will check in with the homeopath at intervals so that he or she can assess the case and make sure that the remedy is acting to cure, not to palliate or suppress.

When a homeopathic remedy is given, the energy field of the body immediately starts to react. In the first couple of days, the dog or cat may seem to feel better, even if symptoms haven’t changed. Three to five days after the remedy has been given, a response will usually be noticeable. This may look like current symptoms getting worse, older symptoms returning, or new symptoms arising — yet the dog or cat clearly has better energy, a better appetite, or just looks more like his old self.

As you research homeopathy you may come across the term “healing crisis” and this could cause one to believe that this is something that happens quite frequently during homeopathic treatment but keep in mind that this really does not occur if the homeopath is skilled. Healing crisis usually equates, in most cases, to animals getting worse with inappropriate homeopathic treatment. There is no need to expect this to happen.

However, keep in mind that a slight aggravation or change can be a very good sign; the body is being jolted into starting to heal itself. (Of course, if the symptoms get much worse and the dog or cat is clearly feeling sicker, call your homeopath immediately for instructions; the remedy is not acting curatively and may need to be changed).

When the aggravation or healing crisis occurs, it is critical to wait and not use another homeopathic remedy. You can make your cat more comfortable with other gentle treatments, such as massage, herbs, flower remedies, EFT Tapping, and Reiki.

Most animal companions have been instructed by their holistic veterinarian, or practitioner, who practices homeopathy in the “how to’s” of the preparation of a home made, organic, species specific raw diet, with proper supplementation, including omega -3’s which reduces inflammation that quite naturally occurs during the disease process itself and it’s healing crisis. Proper nutrition and stress reduction, will always assist the homeopathic remedy to help the body heal itself. As a practitioner, I wouldn’t consider practicing homeopathy without also using nutritional and nutraceutical support, as well.

Over time, you will most likely see the symptoms slowly start to lessen. Again, the length of time needed for a cure is proportional to the length and depth of an illness and the amount of prior inappropriate treatment received, no matter if they were allopathic, homeopathic, herbal, or other. Cures take time and patience, and they often require several remedies over months or years. Patience is the key.

NOTE: If your dog or cat is experiencing serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, you may need to get your animal companion to emergency allopathic care, such as at a veterinary emergency facility. As soon as possible, let your homeopathic practitioner know what treatment your dog or cat received . For example, if your dog or cat develops a life- threatening asthma attack on Saturday, he or she might need steroids as this is life threatening condition where emergency medicine may be a life saving solution. But if you panic during a healing crisis with a dog or cat already under homeopathic care and use allopathic treatment or give a homeopathic remedy on your own, you can create a difficult knot for your homeopath to untangle. It’s challenging to decipher what requires
emergency treatment and the use of western medicine and what is an acceptable level of crisis reaction. You should discuss this with your homeopath, in order to be prepared as to what you might expect, but when the moment arrives, only you can make that decision. A healing crisis and a true emergency may look quite a bit alike and it will always be better to err on the side of caution.

It pays to be prepared, however. And homeopathy can be used to great advantage in first-aid situations for acute injuries or illness. You may want to keep a homeopathic kit on hand for emergencies in 30C potencies. Study it carefully and have a basic understanding on how to use emergency homeopathic. Jean Hofve, DVM and I have included the basic emergency remedies and instructions in there use in our book, The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care, which will of course be instructional and benefit dog companions, as well.

Talk with your homeopathic practitioner in advance of an emergency for additional information and remedies in your individual case to know how and when to use the recommended remedies properly.

Homeopathy is complex, and you can do serious harm with inappropriate remedies. Don’t take chances with your precious animal companions life. It’s best to work with a holistic veterinarian who is trained in small animal homeopathy, either in person or by phone, to select the right remedy, potency, and schedule of administration.
If you’re seeking a homeopathic practitioner in addition to your conventional vet, be aware that many conventional veterinarians will welcome your search for another way to heal your dog or cat. Other veterinarians may be threatened by new approaches, or feel they’re not appropriate. Just be honest and, if you can, enroll them as your partner in healing but if you are not comfortable with the response you get, find another veterinarian who is open to homeopathy and alternative adjunct therapies.

DOSAGES

Homeopathic remedies are available in tablets and granules (pellets). Because the size of the animal isn’t important, the dosage is the same for dogs and cats as it is for humans. The potency selected and how frequently it’s given are more important than the amount given. If your dog or cat
doesn’t swallow a complete dose (for example exactly three pellets), he or she will still get the benefit. If your dog or cat refuses to be pilled it is also acceptable to dissolve the remedy in water and then give it with a spoon or dosing syringe. Your homeopath will help you determine a proper dosage schedule.

It’s best to give homeopathic remedies on an empty stomach. However, if necessary, the remedy may be given in a small amount (approximately 1 teaspoon) of organic raw milk or raw cream or in organic, raw carnivore, species specific food.

No Expiration Date is really necessary for homeopathic remedies even though one is provided on the package.

Homeopathic remedies don’t seem to lose their effectiveness unless they are stored improperly. Remedies one hundred years old have been used successfully! Just be sure to store your remedies away from sunlight, heat, strong odors, microwaves, motors, electrical equipment, and disinfecting agents.

Homeopathy is an exciting journey of discovery to embark upon for your own health care, as well as your companion animals.

 

About the author:
Celeste Yarnall, is an author/blogger and holistic heath care advocate for both people and pets and specializes in anti-aging modalities


Tautopathy (tauto-same)

Tautopathy – An Introduction

Author- Dr.Manish Bhatia | Hpathy
An introduction to Tautopathy and Tautopathic Medicines.

Tautopathy (Tauto-same) is the method of curing or removing the bad effects of conventional drugs by means of identical potentised drugs. For. e.g., If you are suffering from the bad effects or side-effects of the antibiotic Penicillin, you can use potentised Penicillin to remove its side effects. This idea has been confirmed not only clinically by large number of homeopaths but has also been studied scientifically. There have been studies in which potentised lead and potentised arsenic have been used to promote excretion of the same substances in cases of poisoning. The results have shown that such use of potentised substances can help remove the symptoms caused by the toxicity, by enhancing the elimination of the toxin from the tissues.blogphoto17
Tautopathy is not based on ‘similars’. It is not homeopathy but it is pretty close to it. It is more in the realm of Isopathy. Tautopathic drugs have two advantages –
1. They can be proved like homeopathic medicines and can be assimilated in homeopathic materia medica. This provides a chance to use these medicines on the principles of homeopathy too.
2. They can be given to antidote or remove the bad effects of conventional drugs.
Long term use of allopathic or conventional drugs has often been found to work as an obstruction in providing a cure using the most similar homeopathic medicines. The administration of tautopathic medicines can help remove such obstructions and can facilitate a cure. A tautopathic medicines is not just administered on the basis of history of known drug intake, but there should be definite guiding symptoms for the selection of a medicine.
As conventional medicine has progressed the chemicals and drugs used by it have become more stronger. The more stronger a drug, the more stronger are its side effects. The long term use in chronic diseases compounds this problem. Patients with chronic disease often come to homeopaths after taking conventional medicine for many years. By the time they arrive at our office, it is often difficult to discern which symptoms of the patient are due to the disease and which are due to the drugs. There is often a layer of drug-symptoms that needs to be removed before the ‘similimum’ can work effectively. The use of tautopathic medicines can help clear the case in many such cases. Tautopathy is not an isolated system of medicine, but it is an enhanced tool for the homeopaths to use in difficult cases coming to us from the allopathic stable.
Two such medicines that have showed positive results in my practice are, Cortisonum and Roaccutane. I have used cortisonum in many difficult cases of asthma and allergic dermatitis with a history of long-term steroid inhalation or application. Such application has often moved a stuck case in the right direction. Potentised Roaccutane has helped in dealing with the cheilitis and hair-fall which results as a side-effect of this drug. Some of the patients who were given Cortisonum have reported some form of elimination reaction in which their sweat or urine becomes more offensive that usual for a few days.
There is hardly any modern ‘wonder-drug’ that does not have any serious side-effects. One has to understand that the ‘medicines’ are not part of body’s physiological requirement. The antibiotics, antipyretics, pain-killers, steroids – are all as foreign to the human body – as foreign as any other disease causing agent. The body reacts to the medicines in very much the same fashion as it reacts to the bacteria and viruses. So there is no wonder that the modern wonder-drugs, produce there own set of symptoms (drug-disease) when used for long time. Tautopathic medicines can play a vital role in countering such drug-disease or toxic symptoms produced by conventional drugs.
Preparation of Tautopathic Medicines
Tautopathic Medicines are made by potentising the conventional drugs. The process of potentization is similar to that used for homeopathic medicines, i.e., trituration and succussion. Both the decimal and centesimal scales are used.
Following are some readily available Tautopathic medicines –
Aspirin
Cortisone acetate
Penicillin
Adrenalin
Diphtheria antitoxin
Phenobarbitonum
ACTH
D.D.T.
Prednisolone
Alloxan
Durabolin
Progesterone
Amphetamine
Diphenydanton
Quinine
Anti rabies vaccine
Ergotin
Rastinon
Aminophyllin
Ephedrine
Sulphanol
Bismuth
Erythromycin
Streptomycin
Benadryl
Gammaexane
Stilboestrol
BCG
Insulin
Sulphacetamide
Chloroform
Dimethycenlortac/Ledermycin
Sulphaguanidine
Codeinum
Mytomycin
Tetracycline
Chloramphenical
Methionine
Thizamide
Chlorpromazine hydrochloride
Terramycin
Triple antigen
Chlortetracyclin hydrochloride
Phenacetin
Vitamin A,


Hemophilia and Homeopathy

Hemophilia Treatment in Homeopathy

 

What is Hemophilia?
Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder wherein the body’s ability to control the stoppage of bleeding is impaired.
Normally after one gets injured the bleeding stops after sometime. There are some chemical factors in the blood that are responsible to halt the bleeding. These chemicals in the blood are called as clotting factor VIII and factor IX. A deficiency or absolute absence of these factors can keep one bleeding slowly for minutes together.
Hemophilia is a genetic disorder caused as a result of the deficiency of factor VIII (called hemophilia type A) or factor IX (called hemophilia B).Hemophilia is derived from the Greek word which has an interesting meaning, “Haimaphilia”, Haima means blood and philia means love.
It is most likely to occur in male children because of the association of this trait with a specific kind of genetic material, called the X chromosome. As males have two X chromosomes they are likely to inherit and show symptoms. Whereas females have only one X chromosome hence they usually just carry the genes without showing any symptoms.
Symptoms of Hemophiliablogphoto18
The hemophiliacs usually suffer from bleeding tendencies (internal or external). If they suffer from any injury, there is prolonged bleeding due to loss of clotting factor (factor which is responsible to form a scab and stop the bleeding).
Patients have a tendency to bleed into the joint space especially into the knee joints without any evident injury which can also lead to permanent disfigurement and disability (called as Hemophilia arthropathy).
Children with mild to moderate hemophilia usually are symptom free but may have tendency to suffer from bruises and injuries after the slightest falls.
Mild hemophilia may be noticeable and accidentally diagnosed after a prolonged bleeding in a dental procedure.
Hemophiliacs are prone to contract any infection like frequent cold and cough more easily compared to the normal individuals.
Hemophilia treatment in Homeopathy
There are various homeopathic remedies which prove to be useful in controlling the bleeding tendencies in hemophilia. These homeopathic medicines have an affinity for acting on the blood vessels, capillaries and helps in accelerating the healing mechanism.
The medicines like Lachesis, Crotalus Horridus, Phosphorus, Millifolium and Ipecacunha are known to be good remedies for hemophilia treatment in Homeopathy. These when potentised (a unique process of making medicines in homeopathy to arouse the hidden medicinal properties of the medicine) help in tackling bleeding in haemophilia. They are known to stimulate the factors in the blood vessels in order to facilitate the healing process and stop bleeding.
Homeopathy in the treatment of hemophilia can be given as a supportive line of treatment especially in long standing cases. Acute exacerbations can be tackled with the conventional line of treatment. Hemophilia treatment by homeopathy reduces the dependency on clotting factor concentrates which are expensive and may be not affordable for every individual. There is always a risk of contracting HIV and Hepatitis C during the transfusion of the factor concentrate. After a long term transfusion the patient becomes further immune and starts developing antibodies which moreover needs a different plan of treatment.
Homeopathy is a cost effective mode of treatment which helps in reducing frequency and intensity of knee pain when it comes to hemophilia knee arthropathy. The frequency and duration of bleeding, easy bruising can be reduced.
There is no threat of any side effects due to the long term homeopathic treatment. It is easy and safe to take homeopathic medications for a long time. These medications act at the immunity level. The immune system is boosted in order to avoid the recurrence of infections which occurs frequently in hemophiliacs. Cold and cough is a common entity found which can be taken care of with a correctly selected homeopathic remedy.
Thus in conclusion, Homeopathy has a good scope in hemophilia treatment.
–article by  Dr Kanchan Gohil, Associate Doctor to Dr Rajesh Shah, Team LifeForce


Why try homeopathy?

1. Why should my family try homeopathy?
Homeopathy is used by over 500 million people worldwide for a wide range of ailments.  The system is popular because it’s natural, it works, it’s non-habit forming and it’s comprehensive with no side effects.  What’s more – it’s safe for the very youngest and oldest among us with a safety record unparalleled in the history of medicine. Homeopathy is also a great option for family use because it’s easily adaptable for self-care.

2. Are homeopathic remedies regulated and readily available?blogphoto15
Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and prepared by licensed companies like Washington Homeopathic Products using strict guidelines of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS), and the current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) of the FDA.  Nearly all homeopathic medicines are available over the counter without a prescription.

3. How are remedies made?
Homeopathic remedies are made from substances found in nature (animal, mineral, botanical) through a process of serial dilutions and succussions (vigorous agitation).  Each remedy is manufactured according to Homœopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States formulation requirements.  They are also completely free of herbicides or pesticides.

4. Is homeopathy a form of herbal medicine?
No. The two systems are very different. Herbal medicines use a much larger dose of plant materials than one gets in a homeopathic remedy. And unlike herbal supplements, which are regulated as dietary supplements, the FDA accepts homeopathic products as medicine.

5. What can I use homeopathy to treat?
Homeopathy effectively treats common ailments including hay fever, minor arthritic pain, colds, flu-like symptoms, cold sores, sinus, indigestion, burns, accidents, shock, etc. Homeopathy is free of all counter indications and will not cause drug interactions, allowing it to be utilized in conjunction with other medicinal systems – allopathic or complementary alternative medicines.

6. How do I understand the drug potencies?
Homeopathic remedies have been found to be more effective, gentle and safe because they have been diluted and agitated vigrrously (succussed) in the manufacturing process. Unlike conventional drugs, homeopathic drug potency is indicated on the label and it shown by a number followed by X or C. X indicates a substance base is diluted at a ratio of 1:9 ( 1 part active to 9 parts inactive – USP dilution alcohol). The ratio for a C potency is 1:99 (1 part active to 99 parts inactive – USP dilution alcohol). The number preceding the X or C signifies the number of times the base substance was diluted and succussed.

7. How long has homeopathy been in clinical use?
Homeopathy is a system of medical treatment developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann from 1794 to his death in 1843. He published The Organon, his first compilation of its principles in 1810. The first American homeopathic medical college was established in Allentown, PA in 1835. At the turn of the 20th century, 20% of all medical practitioners in the U.S. were homeopaths (approximately 15,000) and there were 22 homeopathic medical colleges. A homeopathic renaissance began in the 1980s. In 1990, 2.5 million Americans sought out some form of homeopathic care. By 1999, that number rose to more than 6 million and has been increasing rapidly ever since. Worldwide, approximately 500 million people use homeopathy for their healthcare.  Internationally, it is practiced by tens of thousands of M.D.s and N.Ds.  Retail sales also continue to increase at a growth rate unrivaled in the U.S. in a century – now estimated to be approximately $1 billion a year.

8. Do other countries use homeopathy more extensively?
Yes. Homeopathy has a global popularity that far exceeds its use in the U.S. In fact it is estimated that over 500 million people use it worldwide. In Europe, approximately 40% of all physicians use or refer patients to practitioners of homeopathy. It is integrated into the national health care systems of countries like Germany, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Greece, Israel, India, Pakistan and Mexico.

9. What does research about homeopathy show?
There are a large number of basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies as well as a very large quantity of epidemiological evidence showing that homeopathy works.  To learn more about these studies – please visit: https://www.homeopathyworks.com/homeopathic-research/

10. Can you give an example of the epidemiological evidence for homeopathy?
During the great flu pandemic of 1918-19, ordinary medical hospitals had 26,000 admissions with a fatality rate of almost 30%. Homeopathic hospitals had 24,000 admissions with a fatality rate of 1.5%.  There are literally thousands of other contemporary and historical examples.

11. Are there noteworthy people who used or now use homeopathy?
Indeed there are! British Royal Family members have been faithful homeopathic patients since the 1830s. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles reportedly carry homeopathic remedies with them when they travel. Other noted supporters include Bill Clinton, Abraham Lincoln (and 9 other U.S. Presidents), Mahatma Gandhi, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, John D. Rockefeller (who used homeopathy throughout his long — 98 year — life) and Cindy Crawford (who showed her WHP kit on the Oprah Show). Jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie said, “there have been two revelations in my life — the first was be-bop and the second was homeopathy.” Mother Teresa added homeopathic care to the services of her missions. Mikhail Gorbachev awarded a Soviet physician a gold medal for his work in homeopathy.


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