I think there is a lot of confusion out there as to how Homeopathy works, or rather how can it possibly work. I know there are a lot of sceptics that think its nothing more than glorified water and hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion/perception.
My own experience has been pretty amazing. I have used Homeopathy with great success and although I haven’t gotten it right every time the times it has worked have been spectacular!
I wont go too in-depth about it because it would take a very long time to explain all the ins and outs… instead here are some key points:
- Homeopathy comes in the form of liquids and little lactose tablets as well as pillules, these are known as remedies.
- The remedies themselves can come from anything – mineral, animal, vegetable and human. They come in differing potencies or “strengths”.
- Usually the higher potencies work on more energetic levels – like cellular memories (things that have happened to us and our bodies have remembered and held onto the experience – which can damage health) and the lower potencies can be better used for the more physical issues such as accidents and the like.
- Remedies are tailored by Homeopathic practitioners to suit individuals symptoms.
- There are remedies that have key points that can be given in more acute situations – this is helpful on the shop floor.
- Because the remedies are diluted and potentised energetically they are usually safe to take with other medications – however always check with your GP or healthcare professional if in doubt.
So how does it work?
- In a nutshell Homeopathic remedies work by getting the body to recognise a disorder and correct itself. So its really all about bringing the body back to its normal state – maintaining homeostasis or balance.
- When there is a positive change and the condition shows improvement then the remedy needs to be stopped. This is basically the opposite of conventional medicine.
What are some good acute remedies?
- Arnica – in a lower potency like a 6x this is great for sporting injuries or even things like helping dental work heal, bruising and areas where the skin is sore to touch. In a higher potency like 200c it can be really good for emotional shock. A great one for the first aid kit!
- Apis – as a low potency like 30c its very good for bee stings, any kind of insect sting or any area of the body where there is pain, swelling, puffiness and redness.
- Belladonna – its great for sudden high fevers in children and throbbing pains such as headaches/migraines.
- Chamomila – this can be really good for calming a child throwing a temper tantrum – I have used it for that with success. Its also very good for teething and colic pain too.
I have only named a few out of the possible hundreds of great remedies available.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have a remedy in mind that you would like to know more about and I hope this post has given you a bit of extra knowledge about how Homeopathy can help you.