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Homeopathic Medicine for Yourself, your Family and your Pets

Homeopathy is one of the fastest-growing powerful alternative medicines available today that can be used at home for the whole family. By triggering the body's own self-healing abilities, homeopathic remedies are a safe and effective way to treat everyday ailments as well as acute and chronic symptoms of mind and body and are winning more converts every day.

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I Owe my Life to Homeopathy!

Homeopathy powerful healing modality In the early Eighties, when I was dying at the hands of doctors and their drugs, I was introduced to a homeopath. This was the first ti me in my life I heard the name "homeopathy". And thus began my journey toward true, profound healing. Homeopathy restored my health, my sanity and saved my life! I studied homeopathy at home and used this powerful healing modality for my family, friends and my animals with astonishing results.

Homeopathy, or Homeopathic Medicine, is the practice of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick. Homeopathy is holistic because it treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or a labeled sickness. Homeopathy is natural because its remedies are produced according to the U.S. FDA-recognized Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States from natural sources, whether vegetable, mineral, or animal in nature.

Homeopathic Medicine at Home For chronic conditions I highly recommend a consultation with a professional experienced homeopath. You can search the directory of classical homeopaths in the US, Canada, UK and other countries for a good homeopath in your city. I highly recommend a consultation with a professional experienced homeopath. You can search the directory of classical homeopaths in the US, Canada, UK and other countries for a good homeopath in your city.

I use homeopathic remedies at home for common ailments such as sudden cold, fever, injuries, as well as serious conditions such as Achilles tendinitis, sciatica pains, and I even saved my dog's life when she ate rat poisoning and the vet said there was nothing he could do to save her!

I recommend everyone to have a homeopathic kit (they last a lifetime)and a couple of homeopathic books for beginners at home. I have been using homeopathic remedies at home for everyday acute ailments for my family and my animals for the past 35 years.

Surviving Influenza Epidemics And Pandemics

Need help?Historically, homeopathy has proven many times to be more effective than allopathic (conventional) medicine in the treatment and prevention of disease, without the risk of harmful side effects. In a U.S. cholera outbreak in 1849, allopathic medicine saw a 48-60% death rate, while homeopathic hospitals had a documented death rate of only 3%. Roughly similar statistics still hold true for cholera today. Recent epidemiological studies show homeopathic remedies as equaling or surpassing standard vaccinations in preventing disease. There are reports in which populations that were treated homeopathically after exposure had a 100% success rate-none of the treated caught the disease.

The homeopathic treatment of influenza An article published in the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy in May 1921 states that Dean W.A.Pearson of Philadelphia collected 26,795 cases of influenza treated by homeopathic physicians with only a mortality rate of 1.05%, while the average conventional medical approach had a mortality rate of 30%. During the 1918 influenza pandemic there were many Medical Doctors practicing homeopathic medicine throughout Europe and in America, much to the chagrin of non-homeopathic doctors and pharmacists.

 While conventional hospitals in the US had an 80-90% loss of life during the scarlet fever, Cholera and Flu epidemics around 1919, Homeopathic Hospitals had only a 2-5% loss. An article published in the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy in May 1921 states that Dean W.A.Pearson of Philadelphia collected 26,795 cases of influenza treated by homeopathic physicians with only a mortality rate of 1.05%, while the average conventional medical approach had a mortality rate of 30%.

During the epidemic of yellow fever in the southern States in 18.78, the allopaths treated 96,187 cases, of which 12,296 died; a death rate of 23.b. At the same time the homoeopathic practitioners treated 3914 cases of the same disease, of which 261 died; a death rate of 6.6. In many of the southern States, by means of unjust medical legislation, the allopaths have obtained sole control, and they refuse to permit homeopaths to practice. This accounts for the great disparity in the numbers treated.

After 200 years, homeopathy is re-emerging as a major healing approach during this era of a degenerative disease epidemic and theresurgence of infectious disease epidemics in the form of mutated ‘supergerms’. This is happening because it works. It works because it addresses the energetic realities of health and healing. We are energy, and we can only be brought into balance and wellness at our core levels by systems that recognize and honor that fact.

The Homeopathic Revolution Unlike many health care approaches which focus simply on the suppression of symptoms, homeopathy increases the vitality the life force that animates each of us. If we weaken and deplete our vitality (as suppressive therapies do), we diminish our immune function, thereby becoming increasingly susceptible to all dis-ease — physical, emotional and mental. The goal of homeopathy is to simulate the body’s own healing capacity, so that it corrects the imbalances and weaknesses that allow dis-ease to emerge.

Inner health though homeopathyHomeopathic remedies use minute amounts of substances to act as a trigger to the body and stimulate the vital force. Drugs, poor nutrition, constant vaccinations, all undermine the vital force and should be avoided as much as possible. All these factors lead to the development of chronic disease which is characterized by specific symptoms.

The U.S. Congress was urged in testimony before the House Government Reform Committee, Dan Burton (R-Ind.), chairman, full committee hearing, November 14, 2001, to consider the use of homeopathic medicines for both viral and bacterial illnesses associated with bioterrorism. In testimony from Wayne B. Jonas, MD, former director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and current director, Samueli Institute for Information Biology, Alexandria, Virginia, and associate professor, department of family medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, the panel learned that: * Homeopathic medicines have a 200-year history of safe and successful use in epidemic disease of both viral and bacterial origin; Homeopathic drugs are recognized by the FDA;  Homeopathic medicines are generally inexpensive and widely available in the United States. In addition to their use against infectious disease, homeopathic medicines are being commonly used for stress related symptoms following trauma.

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Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants

Homeopathic medicine for infants and children Homeopathy is practiced in pediatric care world-wide.  Infants and children respond wonderfully to simple homeopathic remedies A growing number of parents are concerned about the potential side effects of conventional drugs and are now turning to the safer medicine-homeopathy. It is safe with no harmful side effects. Homeopathy cures by looking at the whole individual and can be effective in unexpected ways.

To name some eminently children disorders, where homoeopathy works very well : Infant's colic, Fever, Teething problems, Vomiting, Dysentery, Nephrotic Syndrome (Kidney disease), Growth related problems, Convulsions (Epilepsy), Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity, Infantile Eczema, Jaundice, Brain infections (Meningitis), Fungal infections, Warts, Hair-Loss (Alopecia), Growing pains, Poor concentration, Arthritis in children, Psoriasis, Leucoderma (white spots), Pimples, and Thyroid problems to name a few.

Homoeopathy can be proclaimed to be definitely effective, for various emotional disorders occurring commonly in the new generation children of this 20th century. With Homeopathy children's health can improve and chronic conditions often clear up completely and never come back. Various psychosomatic disorders such as Bed-wetting, Headaches, and Gastritis respond to homeopathy.

Ear Infections and Ear Tubes

Antibiotics and ear tubes treat symptoms of a problem. They do not strengthen the organism so that it can fight the infection itself, nor do they make the organism less resistant to future infection. In chronic ear infection it has become standard procedure for physicians to use ear tubes in conjunction with antibiotics or in place of it. These tubes help drain the pus from the ear, but this treatment only deals with the results of the problem; it does nothing to treat the reason the infection was able to spread in the first place. This physiological fact may be the reason ear tubes have been found to be of questionable value."

Homeopathy and Attention Deficit (ADD) and Hyperactivity (ADHD)

"Homeopathy is safe and effective natural medicine with a high success rate in treating emotional and behavioral disorders in children and teens - including attention deficit, hyperactivity, depression, apathy, anxiety, anger, aggression, defiance, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Rather than suppressing symptoms, homeopathy seeks to create deep, long-term behavioral changes.

Quoting from Edward H. Chapman, M.D., Dht, President of the American Institute of Homeopathy, and Clinical Instructor at the Harvard University School of Medicine: "For those who need support in their struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder … they can be assured from two hundred years experience using homeopathic medicines that they are safe. Your conventional doctor may be skeptical if you choose to use homeopathy. Don't let that stop you. Seek assistance from well-trained homeopathic providers who are willing to work with you and your doctors."

Homeopathic Treatment of Autism

Mothers treating their children's problems easily and inexpensively caused the news of Homeopathy to spread like a brush fire. Many people successfully treated typhoid, cholera, measles, mumps, tuberculosis, smallpox and other diseases with their Homeopathic remedies and without doctors.

Home base business opportunityHomeopathy isn't a "take this for that" medicine. Ten different autistic children might be prescribed ten different remedies. Choice of remedy depends on a child's individual characteristics. However, there are some remedies that are more commonly used than others to treat children in this community.

Autism, unfortunately, is a very serious condition and is not an easy cure. For example, while ADD (ADHD) has an 70% cure rate in many homeopathic practices, autism is much more difficult. However there are definitely many cases of homeopathic autism cures besides Max's. Although complete cures cannot be expected in most cases, the homeopath who treated Max (John Melnychuk -- see below) and many other homeopaths who treat autistic children are seeing significant progress in a majority of cases. If treatment begins early -- especially before age 5 -- there is room for great hope! Even later treatment can find success. But you must have commitment and view treatment as a long term process that will take months and years, not days or weeks.

Roger Daltrey: Homeopathy saved my baby's life

According to the May 1, 2008, edition of the Times (of London), Roger Daltrey (the lead singer for The WHO), reveal, "I had a very, very dramatic experience with my son when he was nine months old. He had gastro difficulties, started throwing up, could not keep any food down and turned into skin and bone. At the hospital, they did every test to him, and in the end they just handed him back to me. My wife and I were in bits. My poor baby. The kid was dying. It was terrifying. I thought, there's got to be something. I'd heard of homoeopathy, so I found a local guy in the Yellow Pages and took my boy there. He gave him some powders. Within two weeks he was putting weight on, keeping the food down. The trouble recurred periodically for a couple of years, but he's now 27, a fit and healthy young man. "The bizarre thing is that I've got a chiropractor friend in LA whose baby landed up in exactly the same state. He thought he was about to lose him. But I recommended homoeopathic remedies, and he recovered too. That's God's honest truth. Now I bet doctors would say, 'Oh they'd have got better anyway'. But I can't believe that."

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Homeopathy for Women's Health

Homeopathy for Women Homeopathy can be used to treat women's many common physical and emotional symptoms associated with menstrual cycles, hormone imbalances, and pre-menstrual syndrome. Because of its emphasis on treating the whole patient on a physical, mental, and emotional level, it is ideally suited for treating the wide range of possible symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle.

Because homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body's healing system to regain a sense of balance, problems involving hormonal imbalances respond well to homeopathic treatment. Increasing numbers of women are making use of homeopathy during labour and childbirth, and homeopathic treatment can be very helpful after delivery, or during breast-feeding.

Homeopathic Alternative to vaccines

Nosodes are homeopathic preparations made from cultures of microbes and viruses. The nosode is prepared by serial dilution. Nosodes are administered in different two basic ways. In the case of nosodes from bacteria and viruses, the preparation carries the molecular imprint of the proteins and other constituents of the pathological agent. The working of the nosode is based on the fact that the immune system is sensitized to this molecular imprint without being exposed to the virulence of the living agent. The use of nosodes as a replacement for vaccination is based on this mechanism.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Gulf War Syndrome and Illnesses

The Medical Properties of Clay Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) causes many illnesses which are real and terrifying. It can be both lethal and moderately contagious. It can be communicable through casual and intimate contact of bodily fluids from sexual exchange and by airborne contact by coughing and perspiration, making for secondary infectees. GWS is not imagined as the U.S. Dept of Defense has alleged for the past 5 years while refusing proper medical care and benefits to the vets and their families.

To date GWS affects well over 160,000 of the Gulf War veterans. This ever-growing statistic does not include the secondary infectees: the wives, children, other family members, friends or associates who are sick, disabled, dying or dead. Whole families are now ill. Their babies are being born with severe congenital defects and deformities, including being born with one or more missing limbs, missing an eye or ear or organs, and blood disorders. Sixty seven percent of babies born to Gulf War vets are affected, and over half of all babies born in Iraq since the war are affected. Even their pets are coming down with the GWS illnesses and dying. Iraq is also reporting alarmingly high increases in rare and unknown diseases, primarily in their children. Kuwait is also affected, as are the British veterans of the Gulf War.

A Homeopathic Perspective on Infectious Disease
Dana Ullman, M.P.H.

Homeopathy in epidemic diseases Towards the end of Louis Pasteur's life, he confessed that germs may not be the cause of disease after all, but may simply be another symptom of disease. He had come to realize that germs seem to lead to illness primarily when the person's immune and defense system (what biologists call "host resistance") is not strong enough to combat them. The "cause" of disease is not simply a bacteria but also the factors that compromise host resistance, including the person's hereditary endowment, his nutritional state, the stresses in his life, and his psychological state.

"Back in the early 1800's homeopathy carved out a reputation for itself with the extraordinary results its treating patients during epidemics. The battle of Leipzig in 1813 caused an outbreak of typhus which Hahnemann treated. Of the 180 patients he treated, only 2 died, the medical profession had a greater than 50% mortality rate. During the winter of 1831-1832 a cholera epidemic broke out in Europe. The homeopathic patients had a 4% mortality rate compared to over 50% with conventional medicine. Excellent results were obtained in all the following plagues as well."

Morton Walker, D.P.M. "After 40 years of pushing antibiotics for any ailment, physicians are now confronting bacteria that have built defenses against those same drugs. Some infectious bacteria that were once treatable are stronger and often deadly. The reappearance of highly infectious bacteria is caused in part by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, but the resilience of bacteria also stems from the ingenious biochemistry of the microorganisms themselves. To survive, microorganisms and fungi mutate into resistant strains."

There are homeopathic kits available for disease prevention. Homeopathic remedies can also be taken only during times of increased risk (outbreaks, traveling, etc.), and have proven highly effective in such instances. And since these remedies have no toxic components, they have virtually no side effects. In addition, homeopathy has been effective in reversing some of the disability caused by vaccine reactions, not to mention many other chronic conditions with which allopathic medicine has had little success."

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Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Warfare - Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Anthrax, smallpox, chemical weapons, SARS or nuclear disaster? Savely Yurkovsky, MD, says "No sweat," whether the conventional medical vaccines or antidotes exist or not and proposes his method that everyone, even a layperson, can master within minutes! More than that, this method is natural, drug free and supported by hundreds of scientific studies, ample medical experience and prominent scientists!

Disenchanted with the dismal yield of conventional medicine in the care of chronic diseases, he turned to the exploration and thorough study of Alternative Medicine. Having realized that the primary source of health and disease, according to physics, stems from the corresponding cellular energy fields, he adopted a new revolutionary medical model - one that interfaces the theories of biology and physics, created by his mentor, Professor Emeritus of Materials Science, William A. Tiller, of Stanford University.

Savely Yurkovsky, MD is a former or current member of many professional organizations, including the American Institute of Homeopathy. He is a cardiologist and Board Certified physician, internationally known expert in Integrative Medicine with special interest in toxicology and infectious diseases. Dr. Yurkovsky resides with his wife and two children in Connecticut, and maintains a private practice in Chappaqua, New York.

Is Cancer Curable In Homeopathy ?

Based on the writings of Dr Eli G Jones, MD - Definite Medication: Containing Therapeutic Facts Gleaned from Forty Years Practice

"Cancer like other diseases is curable in Homeopathy. Why and how ? To understand this, one has to understand the basic principle of homeopathy. According to the principle of cure in Homeopathy, there is nothing that is incurable provided there is sufficient energy 'Vital Force' in the patient at the time of taking to or restorting to homeopathic treatment. According to homeopathic scientists, without the cause, there cannot be a disease. So the cause should be traced. If we find out the root of the disease than there must be a medicine for it."

The Homeopathic Treatment of Trauma
by Ed Schmookler, Ph.D

"Healing the vital force damaged by trauma is a critical challenge most homeopaths face. Most of our clients have experienced some trauma, many of them severely, some of them catastrophically. As homeopaths we can play a key role in the healing of trauma, because we can stimulate healing of the vital force, which receives much of the impact of trauma. Psychotherapists can help clients face the emotions that surface when long buried trauma emerges and can help the person forge a new life. But homeopaths can bring relief to a vital force misshapen by trauma. Trauma can bruise, oppress, eat, puncture, fragment, shatter, and even destroy the vital energy that shapes our lives."

Homeopathy Today includes inspiring articles and testimonials

Homeopathy Today Homeopathy Today includes inspiring articles and testimonials from veterinarians and others who have improved their animal's health or saved their lives with homeopathy. If you're interested in homeopathy, this is one magazine to get. Homeopathic remedies may be bought over the counter in all countries, and are being used to treat both human beings and animals. Each month it features articles and information from todays leading homeopaths. I wait for mine to arrive each month and then read it cover-to-cover!

Published six times a year, each issue features articles by some of the world's best homeopaths on self-treatment for common ailments (e.g., hay fever, ear infections, and the flu); on the homeopathic treatment process and the philosophical underpinnings of homeopathy; and on specific remedies or diseases. Readers are kept up to date on the latest topics in homeopathic education, legislation that impacts homeopathic practice, conferences and workshops, reviews of new books, and much more. And each issue also contains at least one or two cure stories -- contributed by both practtioners and patients -- of their successful experiences with homeopathic treatment. In sum, there is material in each issue of Homeopathy Today that will interest everyone -- from patients to experienced practitioners. Highly recommended for laypeople, students, and professionals alike.

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homeopathy in veterinary careVeterinary Homeopathy

Homeopathy is used world wide in veterinary care of animal, bird, or reptile that is ailing by utilizing veterinary homeopathic medicine."

Frustrated with the failures of conventional veterinary medicine, a growing number of veterinarians are turning to homeopathic veterinary medicine as a safe and effective alternative to conventional veterinary practice. Homeopathic remedies use minute amounts of substances to act as a trigger to the body and stimulate its natural immune system. We are attempting to make your pet as healthy as he or she can be and gradually build up their body to the best that it can be. We are working with the immune system and not against it and aiming for a cure.

Dr. Charles E Loops DVM - "After 10 years of traditional veterinary practice I became tired of having no treatment for chronic disease, incurable cause I had no other solutions, or using antibiotics for infections which I knew were of viral origin.

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Self-help Homeopathic Medicine at Home, First Aid Home Kit

Homeopathic Medicine at Home Homeopathic medicines are non-toxic, have no known adverse effects, are safe for adults and children and can be combined with traditional pharmaceutical medicines.

"Of all the homeopathic books written for the general public, this is one of the most useful. If you've suffered a minor injury, or come down with a cold, flu or earache, or if you are having an upset stomach, this book will quickly guide you to the correct remedy. It is easily understood by the medical layperson, and it will give you solid knowledge of how to treat yourself and others in a safe, natural way, without the risks, side-effects and costs of conventional drugs.

It goes without saying that any self-help book, no matter how good, does not replace the care of a medical professional. If you have a serious or chronic condition, and you think that homeopathy can help, go see a qualified homeopathic practitioner." an amazon.com reviewer

Video graphicExcellent videos about homeopathy:
1) What Homeopathy Is
2) Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy
3) Why Homeopathy Works and Makes Sense
4) Clinical Research Confirms Benefits from Homeopathy
5) Was Moses the First Homeopath?

Self Help With Homeopathy - First Aid Kits

Homeopathic medicine kits First Aid Kits Homeopathy can be of great assistance when dealing with minor injuries at home or out in the world. Often an injury is not serious enough to warrant a trip to the doctor's office. It is a good idea to put together or purchase a homeopathic kit. There are a few essential remedies that you will come back to over and over again. The kit is recommended for use in self-limiting conditions and conditions that do not require medical monitoring or diagnosis.

  • Everyday Ailments and Minor Injuries - Urgent Care Remedy Kit
  • Sprots injuries
  • Animal Rescue Remedy Kit
  • Children and Infants
  • Pregnancy - Birthing

Note from Shirley I own several homeopathic kits at home and I keep one kit in the clove compartment of my car for emergencies. I find the cost of the kits to be much more economical than individual bottles. On average one homeopathic bottle in a kit cost about US$ 2.35 instead of $9+ for a single individual bottle. I only use one to three tiny little pellets as a dose when treating myself, my family or my pets. Unlike allopathic medicine, the size and quantities of homeopathic pellets make no difference in the therapeutic results. One pellet, the size of a grain of sugar has the same therapeutic effect as a pellet the size of a pea. Likewise, twenty pellets have the same therapeutic effect as one pellet. Avoid exposing your remedies to direct sunlight and strong odors (cleaners, mint, camphor). Endeavor to refrain from handling the tablets directly with your fingers--it is better to put the tablet into the bottle cap and dispense it from there. Shirley

Contact Shirley Self Medicate using homeopathic formulas

Some people attempt to self medicate using homeopathic formulas for allergies, backache, earaches, etc. which are available in pharmacies and health food store. These formulas are made of a combination of homeopathic remedies. I advise against attempting to self-medicating with these combo remedies or with single remedies, especially in chronic or constitutional case if you are not familiar how to use homeopathy. There are some excellent books about homeopathic self-care which I highly recommend to learn how to self medicate in case acute illness or trauma and emergencies. As I mentioned above, homeopathy is an art and a science and in the hands of a skilled practitioner, it can perform miracles.

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Insight Into A Homeopathic Consultation
Classical Homeopathy

Classical homeopathy rests on three principles: the law of similars, the single medicine, and the minimum dose. The law of similars states that a disease is cured by a medicine which creates symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing in a healthy person.

Hence an important part of the prescription of a homeopathic medicine is a lengthy interview to determine all the symptoms the patient is experiencing. The homeopathic physician then determines which medicine best matches the symptoms that the patient is experiencing and prescribes it.

The principle of the single remedy states that a single medicine should cover all the symptoms the patient is experiencing: mental, emotional, and physical. A classical homeopath would not prescribe one medicine for a headache and another for an upset stomach, he or she would find a single medicine that covered both symptoms.

The Practice of Classical or Unicist homeopathy involves a detailed case-taking by the homeopath where the patient is examined and listened to while they explain in as much detail as possible their present symptoms, thoughts and feelings and the past history which has led up to the present reason for consulting the homeopath.

After recording the patient's case the homeopath will analyse the whole picture and by comparing the symptoms to the known remedies in the 'materia medica' seek to find the single remedy which best covers the patient's expressed symptoms mental, emotional and physical. This one remedy will be given to the patient in an appropriate potency and frequency of repetition according to the homeopath's assessment of their need. After a suitable interval the patient will return to see the homeopath to assess the effect of the treatment and receive more treatment as and when appropriate. The number of appointments, number of remedies and amount of treatment will vary for each patient according to their condition and its severity.

Directory of classical homeopaths in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland

What happens during a visit to a homeopath?

"The first visit with a homeopath usually lasts 60-90 minutes. During the visit, the homeopath will review the patient's medical history and attempt to elicit a full picture of the patient's symptoms - mental, emotional, and physical. A homeopathic medicine will be chosen to match the patient's unique constellation of symptoms. Sometimes the practitioner will need to do even more research after the visit before choosing the medicine. Scheduling of follow-up visits will vary depending on the case and the practitioner's philosophy. intervals of four to six weeks are not unusual. A follow-up visit typically lasts about 30 minutes."

Note from ShirleyHomeopathy is an art and a science. At the hands of a skilled homeopathic practitioner homeopathy can do miracles. I was introduced to homeopathy in 1981. At the time I was overweight (185 lbs), suffered from chronic fatigue and my health was steadily going down the drain. For years I had been a "junkie"--addicted to prescription and over the counter drugs. For years I used steroids, and in particular corticosteroids for eczema/psoriasis, and antibiotics for recurring throat and breast infections. I also used nasal decongestions for chronic sinus congestion, and other drugs for chronic backaches and other health problems. Unfortunately, instead of generating a cure, the medications (including a course of nine months of antibiotics) merely temporarily suppressed my symptoms, weakened my immune system, and in the long run made me sicker. The MD was considering a mastectomy for stubborn cysts (hard lumps) in my breast.

During the initial homeopathic consultation, the interview lasted 1 1/2 hour. My homeopath prescribed a single remedy, in a single dose (2 to 4 pellets). My follow up appointments were scheduled about every 2 months. He also prescribed a change of diet to eating mostly raw food.

The results of the diet change and homeopathic treatment were dramatic. In 6 weeks, the lumps in my breast were completely gone. In 12 weeks I had lost 60 pounds effortlessly and never had to struggle again to keep my weight down. My energy level and stamina improved dramatically. I was able to function better overall. I became calmer, centered and focused, and generally I felt happier. My overall resistance to infections became excellent, and I'm proud to say that in the past 20 years I have not had a cold, flu, ear, throat, sinus or breast infection or any other infections. I was amazed that even my debilitating back pains responded to the homeopathic treatment and the change of diet.

Unfortunately, there are a few incompetent practitioners out there. You can spot such practitioner when they prescribe a bunch of different remedies at once. I know a lady in Canada who was disappointed with homeopathy. She said it didn't work for her. Her practitioner had prescribed hundreds of dollar worth of remedies. That is a red flag. One standard bottle of a homeopathic remedy should cost between $ 7 and $20 (US$) depending on the potency and the size of the bottle. Usually in chronic medical condition no more than one constitutional homeopathic remedy should be prescribed at a time, usually in single dose of a hight potency. In acute cases (trauma, sudden illness, pain, fever, ) a few different remedies of low or high potencies may be called for until the condition

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Hering's Law of Cure

According to the first of Hering's laws of cure, healing progresses from the deepest part of the organism - the mental and emotional levels and the vital organs - to the external parts, such as skin and extremities.

Hering's second law states that, as healing progresses, symptoms appear and disappear in the reverse of their original chronological order of appearance. Homeopaths have consistently observed that their patients re-experience symptoms from past conditions. According to Hering's third law, healing progresses from the upper to the lower parts of the body. For instance, a person is considered to be on the mend if the arthritic pain in his neck has decreased although he now has pain in his finger joints. As the symptoms change in accordance with Hering's Law, it is common for individual symptoms to become worse than they had been before treatment. If healing is truly in progress, the patient feels stronger and generally better in spite of the aggravation. Before long, the symptoms of the aggravation pass, and leave the person healthier on all levels.

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Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions on Homeopathic Medicine
Dana Ullman, M.P.H.

WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY ANYWAY?

Homeopathic medicine is a natural pharmaceutical science that uses various plants, minerals or animals in very small dose to stimulate the sick person's natural defenses. The medicines are individually chosen for their ability to cause in overdose the similar symptoms the person is experiencing. "Homoios" in Greek means similar and "pathos" means disease or suffering. Since one's symptoms are actually efforts of the organism to reestablish homeostasis or balance, it is logical to seek a substance that would, in overdose, cause the similar symptoms the person is experiencing. The medicines, thus, go with , rather than against, the person's natural defenses.

IT SEEMS ILLOGICAL TO GIVE DOSES OF SUBSTANCES THAT CAUSE SYMPTOMS TO THOSE THE SICK PERSON HAS IN ORDER TO CURE THEM. EXPLAIN THIS.

Homeopaths, like many modern physiologists, recognize that symptoms represent the best efforts of the organism to adapt to and defend against various stresses or infections. Because the body is not always successful in dealing with every stress or infection, it is important to find a substance in nature that has the capacity to mimic the symptoms the person is experiencing in order to aid the body in its efforts to defend and ultimately heal itself.The "law of similars," the basic principle of homeopathy, is even used in some conventional medical therapies, such as immunizations and allergy treatments. These treatments, however, are not pure homeopathy since homeopathic medicines are more individually prescribed, given in smaller doses, and used to treat sick people and to prevent disease.

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Homeopathy Health Care in Wonderland
By Christie Keith

I was first drawn to homeopathy for myself when I saw how well it worked on my dogs. I was not very well at the time, suffering from severe depression and grief over the loss of many friends to AIDS in short period of time, and chronic bronchitis that had followed on pneumonia. I was in the office of my veterinarian, Cheryl Schwartz, with Colleen, my chow mix, and Cheryl looked at me and said, "Are you going to do something about that cough?" She referred me to a lay homeopath in Oakland, CA, named Sally Savitz. Sally patiently took my case and gave me a homeopathic remedy, which I took in the car on my way home. I had been depressed and miserable for weeks; before I got home, I was singing.

Homeopathic Medicines for Arthritis
Dana Ullman, M.P.H.

Arthritis is one area in which there are several studies which have shown that homeopathic medicines are efficacious. Because homeopathic medicines need to be individually prescribed to the unique pattern of symptoms that sick people experience, controlled studies must be sensitive to this therapeutic requirement in order to adequately and accurate test this medical system.

One study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (1980, 9, pp. 453-459) showed that 82% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis experienced some degree of relief after being prescribed an individually chosen homeopathic medicine. Only 21% of patients given a placebo received a similar degree of relief.

Case Taking Individuality/ Constitutions

An extensive patient history is taken and the patient's physical and psychological symptoms are observed, then an initial prescription is made. The case-taking is very important since it is the actual leader to a perfect diagnosis. The details with respect to mental and physical make-up of the patient is assessed by the physician by asking and inquiring into the intimate details of the patients. As we are aware that no two individuals are alike so the treatment varies from individual to individual. The majority of homeopaths practice "constitutional" homeopathy, based on the idea that each person's constitution — or mental, physical and emotional makeup — may need to be treated along with any specific ailments. Classically, only one homeopathic medicine is used at a time. Two persons having similar complaint for example chronic rhinitis may not have the same drug prescribed because they may constitutionally vary.

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Directory of classical homeopaths in the US, Canada, UK and other countries

Referrals to Classical Homeopaths in the United States and Canada (scroll down that page)
Find a Homeopathic Practitioner Near You (USA)
Directory of North American Society of Homeopaths
National Center for Homeopathy: directory of Practitioners (USA)

The Society of Homeopaths (UK)
The Institute of Homeopathy (UK)
Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (UK)
Irish Society of Homeopaths

HOMEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA by William BOERICKE, M.D.
HOMEOPATHIC REPERTORY by Oscar E. BOERICKE, M.D
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Homeopathy for Healing Diseases/Conditions

Homeopathy is an art and a science. Consult a homeopathic physician to determine appropriate remedy for you as each case is different. At the hands of a skilled homeopathic practitioner homeopathy can do miracles. Unless you are familiar with homeopathy, it is always best to consult with a professional homeopath instead of attempting to do it on your own as you could mess things up.

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