What You Need To Know About Homeopathy


Do you struggle with chronic illness or pain that lingers after taking over-the-counter and prescription medications? If so, you are not alone. Many people today feel discouraged while dealing with chronic symptoms that medications do not relieve. Sometimes, the medications may temporarily relieve your symptoms, but leave you feeling worse than before. 

The struggle with chronic health issues leads people to search for alternative medicine choices, such as homeopathy, to help them recover from their symptoms. This natural form of healing can help relieve chronic symptoms and help you achieve better health and wellness. If you’re considering using homeopathy for an alternative to traditional health care, here’s what you need to know. 

What Is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy, also known as homeopathic medicine, is a natural solution for healthcare. It uses non-invasive methods to help the body recover from illness. Homeopathy does not use prescription medications to treat health conditions but uses plant-based sources that work naturally with the body. 

Homeopathy includes medical practices that go back hundreds of years. By using small amounts of natural sources, the body can build up its defenses and gently recover from illness and disease.  

Why Use Homeopathy For Medicine?

Perhaps you’re wondering why use natural solutions for medicine rather than prescription drugs. In today’s healthcare system, doctors usually treat disease with prescription medication, radiation, therapies, or surgery. They use a wide range of prescription drugs to help you recover from your health condition quickly. However, sometimes people develop more health conditions from long-term use of prescription medications or become drug-resistant to a prescription drug.

The goal of homeopathic medicine is to uncover the root cause of your illness through a comprehensive analysis. This method goes beyond treating the symptoms and promotes healing of the whole body. Using small doses of natural sources that work with your body can form long-term use of prescription medications.

Important Principles to Know

The idea of homeopathy has roots in a couple of important principles. The first principle is “the rule of likes.” This simply means that similar things can help treat similar things. For example, if you were suffering from insomnia, a doctor may prescribe a small amount of diluted coffee. We see this theory carried out with vaccines. 

Another principle surrounding homeopathy is “the rule of minimal dose.” Small doses are best rather than larger amounts. Small doses allow the body to get used to the remedy as the body grows stronger. 

Does Homeopathic Medicine Treat Illness?

Homeopathic medicine helps treat a variety of illnesses and diseases. Whether you’re suffering from allergies, headaches, or auto-immune disorders, natural solutions can help restore balance to the body and help you recover from illness. Some illnesses homeopathic medicine helps treat are:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Skin issues
  • Digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Crohn’s Disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Asthma 

These are just a few of the many health issues that homeopathic medicine can help treat. Homeopathy helps strengthen the body’s immunity and defenses to fight off illness and disease. 

How Does Homeopathy Help the Body?

Homeopathic sources start out as natural substances we find on the earth. These are often plants, herbs, minerals, or even animal products. A laboratory dilutes the source and reduces it down into a consumable source such as powder or liquid. 

Since they are a diluted substance, unlike prescription drugs, side effects are very rare. These diluted substances help the body slowly acclimate to the treatment and increase its defenses. Each patient is different and has unique health needs. Doctors who practice homeopathy can regulate the dosage based on the specific needs of each patient.  

Benefits of Using Homeopathy

There are several benefits of using homeopathy to recover from various health conditions. Here’s a look at a few benefits of using this alternative to conventional medicine. 

Improves Quality of Life

If you struggle with chronic health issues, then you understand the stress and discouragement of missing a healthy life. Homeopathic medicine helps you recover quicker so you can get back to enjoying the things you love. Many of these remedies also act as preventative care to continue fighting off illness and disease. 

Budget-Friendly Treatment Option

Have you ever spent more money than you wanted to on prescription medications? Prescription medications can cost thousands of dollars and create strain on your budget. Many homeopathic options cost less than conventional medications and treatments.  

Homeopathy Is A Safe Option

Most medications lower immunity, alter the digestive system, and cause allergic reactions. 

Since patients take homeopathic remedies in small doses, there is little risk of harmful side effects. Homeopathy is a safe option for health and wellness in many cases. It is also safe for all stages of life. Pregnant women, children, and the elderly can also benefit from certain homeopathic remedies. 

May Ease Cancer Symptoms

Cancer treatments can feel painful and depressing for patients. Some studies show that certain homeopathic remedies may help ease uncomfortable symptoms from cancer treatment.

Who Should Use Homeopathy?

In most cases, using homeopathy is the best choice for chronic symptoms. However, depending on your unique health condition, it’s best to consult your doctor regarding homeopathic treatments. Sometimes, there are more serious health issues that need stronger treatments. 

The good thing about using homeopathy is that most people can use it and enjoy the health and wellness benefits. There are usually no harmful side effects or uncomfortable symptoms. 

Other Things to Consider

It’s important to consult your doctor if you’re considering homeopathic remedies. They are reasonably safe since they are in a diluted form. However, a doctor can help you carefully monitor how they are working for your specific health condition. The goal for homeopathy is to help you naturally recover and restore balance to the body. 

Contact Us For An Appointment Today

If you’re looking for an alternative form of medication to help you recover from your health condition, contact us for an appointment today. Dr. Leo and Dr. Rosenberg have a certification in homeopathic remedies and are passionate about helping patients restore their health and wellness. Get in touch with us for an appointment today.

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Dr. L. J. Leo

Dr. Leo began his education at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he earned his doctorate in osteopathy. He completed his internal medicine residency through the U.S. Army and had the honor of serving multiple overseas tours before retirement.

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