Homeopathic Medicine

The ability to maintain and restore our health is within each of us, and homeopathic medicine, rather than merely masking your symptoms, helps your body the natural way.

I think that sometimes people hear “homeopathy” and they just think that its referring to all home-based/alternative/holistic forms of symptom management. That’s not the case though, so I wanted to dive into it a little bit more after restocking our cabinet with some curb side pick up yesterday!

‼️I am not a licensed health professional and cannot give specific advice or instruction. I am simply sharing what I do know as a user of homeopathy for my entire life…

 

📌 What are homeopathic medicines?
Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that uses diluted substances to relieve symptoms. The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines include diluted plants, animals or minerals.

📌 What are the principals of homeopathy?
Homeopathy derives from the Greek words homeo, meaning “similar,” and pathos, meaning “suffering” (such as the pathology of a disease). Homeopathy operates on a “like cures like” principle that has been used empirically for more than 200 years, and is now confirmed by an increasing number of research publications. Translated, this means that a patient suffering from symptoms can be treated by micro-doses of a substance capable of producing similar symptoms in a healthy person. Homeopathic medicines stimulate the body’s physiological reactions that restore health, with a very low risk of side effects due to the use of micro-doses.

📌 Is there any research on homeopathic medicines?
Currently, there are more than 5,000 studies on homeopathy available to health care professionals on Pubmed, the leading search engine for scientific research. Clinical research is providing evidence of the efficacy of homeopathic medicines, and basic laboratory research is confirming the biological activity of highly diluted substances and helping the scientific community better understand their mechanism of action. https://www.boironusa.com/research-studies/

📌 What are the benefits of homeopathic medicines?
Natural — The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines are diluted plants, animals and minerals that relieve the same symptoms they cause at full strength (i.e., a micro-dose of coffee bean helps nervousness).
Scope of Use — Similar to other over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, homeopathic medicines can be used to relieve symptoms of a wide range of acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, arthritis pain, muscle pain, and teething.
Efficacy — Homeopathy has been used for more than 200 years, building a remarkable safety record and generating a great body of knowledge.
Quality-controlled — Homeopathic medicines are manufactured according to the highest standards, complying with specifications of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and Drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
Safe — Homeopathic medicines are one of the safest choices for self-treatment.
– No known side effects such as drowsiness
– No interactions with conventional medications or herbal remedies
– No contraindications with pre-existing conditions
– No masking of symptoms
Forms — Like other OTCs, homeopathic medicines are available in a variety of dosage forms such as gels, ointments, creams, syrups, eye drops, and suppositories.

📌 How do you know what to take?
The labels are specific and there are lots of guides and resources available for selecting the best ones. Of course, our family chooses to muscle tests to know which ones and how many.

📌 Where can you find homeopathic remedies?
Most of ours are the brand Boiron and we purchase them from the local health food store. They also carry them at WholeFoods, Fresh Thyme, and other large retailers! Genexa is another reputable brand that can be ordered online.

 

Now, let’s hear it from you ladies!

– Do you have a favorite brand, or a stash of remedies on hand?
– Are you brand new to the idea of using homeopathic remedies?
Our family has always felt very confident using homeopathy, and it’s something that I’m familiar with having grown up with these remedies in our home too!

Sending you all love on your living well journeys!

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