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Homeopathic Medicine, and Remedies

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 modalityIn the early Eighties, when I was dying at the hands of doctors and their drugs, I was introduced to a homeopathic practitioner. This was the first time 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.

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 with the homeopathic remedy "Arsenicum" in 50 M potency, just one pellet a couple of times in 10 minutes 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

The homeopathic treatment of influenzaAn 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.

During the epidemic of yellow fever in the southern States in 1878, the allopaths treated 96,187 cases, of which 12,296 died; a death rate of 23.b. At the same time the homeopathic 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 the resurgence 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.

 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 disease, 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.

Drugs, poor nutrition, constant vaccinations, all undermine the vital force and should be avoided as much as possible.

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 bio-terrorism. 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.

Sane Asylums: The Success of Homeopathy before Psychiatry Lost Its Mind


In the late 1800s and early 1900s, homeopathy was popular across all classes of society. In the United States, there were more than 100 homeopathic hospitals, more than 1,000 homeopathic pharmacies, and 22 homeopathic medical schools. In particular, homeopathic psychiatry flourished from the 1870s to the 1930s, with thousands of documented successful outcomes in treating mental illness.

Revealing the astonishing but suppressed history of homeopathic psychiatry, Jerry M. Kantor examines the success of homeopathic psychiatric asylums in America from the post–Civil War era until 1920, including how the madness of Mary Todd Lincoln was effectively treated with homeopathy at a “sane” asylum in Illinois. He focuses in particular on New York’s Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital, where superintendent Selden Talcott oversaw a compassionate and holistic treatment regime that married Thomas Kirkbride’s moral treatment principles to homeopathy. Kantor reveals how homeopathy was pushed aside by pharmaceuticals, which often caused more harm than good, as well as how the current critical attitude toward homeopathy has distorted the historical record.

Offering a vision of mental health care for the future predicated on a model that flourished for half a century, Kantor shows how we can improve the care and treatment of the mentally ill and stop the exponential growth of terminal mental disorder diagnoses that are rampant today.

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Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants

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.

Homeopathic medicine for infants and children To name some eminently children disorders, where homeopathy 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.

Homeopathy 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.

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."

Homeopathy for Women's Health

Homeopathy can be used to treat women's many common physical and emotional symptoms associated with menstrual cycles, hormone imbalances, and Perimenopause. 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 labor 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 nosodes are 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 nosodes 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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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!

Home base business opportunity 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.

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."

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Veterinary Homeopathy

homeopathy in veterinary care 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.

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

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."

Self Help With Homeopathy First Aid 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
  • Sports 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

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. Homeopathy is an art and a science and in the hands of a skilled practitioner, it can perform miracles. For chronic conditions I highly recommend a consultation with a professional experienced homeopath.

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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 similar 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 analyze 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.

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."

Homeopathy 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 decongestants 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 is alleviated

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


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.


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.

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.