The body has an innate tendency toward healing, and thus homeopathy works by promoting this response rather than by opposing the disease.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine originating from Germany in the 18th century. It is a very holistic approach to achieving better health and pushing the body out of the disease state.
A key concept is the “vital force” (or inner source of energy) that determines our individual and unique constitution. To fully capture a patient’s “total symptom picture,” a very thorough intake is required. For each physical symptom, specific and unique details are needed. For example, for a patient with a “dry cough,” a homeopathic intake would describe the same cough as “a hacking dry cough better at 3am, and relieved with consumption of hot water.” In addition to physical symptoms, mental and emotional symptoms are needed to complete the intake.
Treatment occurs once an appropriately detailed intake has been elicited. Homeopathic remedies are very minute doses of a substance (derived from plant, animal or mineral sources) and each remedy is selected to match the patient’s very specific condition and nature. They are safe to use with medications, herbs or nutrients as they do not have any chemical interactions. Homeopathy affects the patient in a very subtle manner and can result in very deep and positive responses.