Homeopathy is a method of medical treatment. Homeopathy was founded approximately over two hundred years ago and also established itself as one of the safest and cheap methods of treatment.
Many people believe that homeopathy is the herbal treatment, others believe that homeopathy is the treatment of micro-doses of natural substances.
So, it is true, but only partly.
The word "homeopathy" literally means "to be like disease". The name of the new method of treatment was invented two hundred years ago by the creator of homeopathy, a well – known physician and pharmacist of his time. The famous professor Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) of Leipzig University once discovered that to treat malaria he can use quinine and its derivatives. In the time of Hahnemann the quinine has not yet been secreted chemically from plants, so then they used the bark of the Cinchona tree to treat malaria. Hahnemann noticed that the ingestion of Cinchona bark can cause periodic fever like malaria. After organization of other experiments with medicinal plants and minerals in 1796, Hahnemann formulated the basic law of homeopathy: similar cures the similar, to treat the disease helps the drug that in a healthy person causes symptoms similar to this disease.
Then Hahnemann, seeing that almost all the medicines used at that time, cause a variety of severe unwanted side effects, and he radically reduced the dose of the original medicinal substance in the drug to get rid of these side effects. So by experimentation he came to the particular method of manufacture of homeopathic medicines, which in spite of the very low concentration of basic material is very effective, and in some cases even much more effective than the original substance in a large dose. So his method he called the “dynamization” - (from the Greek word "dynamis" signifies the force), underlining that, in comparison with the original substance, the homeopathic medicines effects better on the human organism.
For example, the homeopathic Lipocodium often helps to treat many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and gall bladder (vesica biliaris), while the basic substance of Lipocodium, namely the powder from spores of this plant in high doses practically does not affect a person.
How does the homeopathy affect to the human organism?
After taking individually chosen homeopathic medicines firstly, improves general and psychological state of health, and then the patient's complaints quickly begin to disappear, for example, reduced body temperature in the case of flu.
It is obvious that homeopathy does not affect on pathogenic microbes or other disease-causing factors but it affects on the immune system, nervous system and psyche, its regulating effect defines the therapeutic effect.
The concentration of the basic substance in the homeopathic remedy is very small, so it’s very difficult to explain the effects and all its benefits for human body. There are many hypotheses about the mechanism of homeopathy’s action which were confirmed by the scientists.
The most reasonable hypothesis is the idea that in the process of making homeopathic medicines proceeds a specific molecular change in the structure of conglomerates (clusters) of aqueous-alcoholic solution of the basic substance. Probably thanks to the influence of these molecular clusters the homeopathic medicines are good for organism.
But then you can ask a question: what does homeopathy treat?
In comparison with other methods of treatment, the homeopathy affects the best on neurosis, vegetative-vascular dystonia, insomnia, headaches, as well as for common disorders of the gastrointestinal tract: chronic gastritis, colitis, cholecystitis, hemorrhoids.
Many diseases of female genitals and mammary glands, also chronic prostatitis are usually effectively cured by homeopathy.
It is possible to treat several allergic diseases such as seasonal allergic rhinitis, and even bronchial asthma.
Provided individual prescription it also treats several infectious diseases such as: acute respiratory disease, flu, digestive disorders. In case of homeopathic treatment these diseases are easily undergo, and they end quickly.
The treatment of warts, papillomas, benign tumors of various organs is also a usual practice in homeopath.
Chronic skin diseases are usually also treatable by homeopathic medicaments, however, in the beginning of the disease are often increase the symptoms of illness, such as dermal itch.
As a rule, homeopathy is very effective in a variety of disorders of menstrual cycle and chronic inflammation of the appendages.
Moreover, there are many cases in the practice of any homeopath, when good treatment helps partially to get rid of adhesions, and also the obstruction of the fallopian tubes can sometimes be removed without surgery and physiotherapy.
The benefits of homeopathy could be for any disease, because homeopathy does not treat a particular illness, it restores the human body's ability to recovery.
Even if you cannot refuse to consume chemical medicines, as a rule, with homeopathic treatment you can try to reduce their dose.
With regard to the prospects of homeopathic treatments, the homeopath determines treatment during consultation in each case, with a thoughtful examination of complaints, medical history, life history, diseases, relatives, and previous treatment of his patient.
A special group of patients are pregnant, lactating, infants, and allergies, for which homeopathy is the safest method of drug treatment, and also it is quite effective.
Homeopathic medicines contain microscopic doses of substances of natural origin (plants, animal, mineral), they are non-toxic and don’t cause allergy, also they can be used to treat pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants.
In the pharmacy you can always buy a complex of medicaments, which contain a lot of homeopathic medicines in their structure.
Complex drugs are used as chemical drugs, in case of certain diseases. On the contrary, in classical homeopathy the prescriptions of the medication are based on the characteristics of the patient.
It is believed that homeopathic medicine should be stored in a dry place, away from sunlight, electrical appliances, household chemicals and food.
How to take homeopathic medicines
Attention! Before drug intake you must consult your doctor!
For maximum and lasting effect of medication you should intake it with the prescription of a homeopath.
There are many different methods in homeopathy.
The homeopaths can use different medications and their prescriptions can differ, however, they receive similar results in the treatment of diseases.
For example, the followers of the school of French homeopath L. Vanier is usually giving several daily medications by a specific scheme.
But in classical homeopathy doctors usually give 1-3 pills of one homeopathic medicine over extended periods of time for chronic diseases (usually 1 grain once in 2-4 weeks or less). The homeopath prescribes the receive mode individually.
It was the main information about homeopathy. Without a doubt, it is a good method to treat diseases, but you must take it correctly.