This appeared in Austin All Natural – Austin, Texas
Barbara Seideneck, CCH, RSHom (NA)
Homeopathy is a natural treatment easy on people and the environment. Homeopathic remedies are absolutely non-toxic and require minute amounts for treatment. For example, if you prepared a remedy from a drop of Arnica tincture, it would provide medicine for many people for years.
Homeopathic remedies stimulate the innate healing power (in homeopathic terms Vital Force ) by balancing the intricate mind-body connection. Treatment based on a very thorough health profile provides relief for emotional and physical conditions.
Practicing homeopaths really listen; an initial consultation usually lasts 1 1/2 to 2 hours. A thorough understanding of how you experience your health concerns is the basis of successful treatment. The goal of a consultation is to recognize each person’s unique state of health and select a remedy that matches this precisely.
Highly diluted, non-toxic remedies are prepared by homeopathic pharmacies in accordance with the U.S. Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia and approved by the FDA. They taste a little bit sweet, are odorless and taken orally. Homeopathic remedies appropriate for self-care are sold at health food or drug stores. Remedies used in professional treatment usually come directly from pharmacies.
Homeopathic treatment can give relief and often, even completely eliminate obstinate conditions, such as: Allergies, anxiety disorders, effects of grief and trauma, depression, menstrual and menopausal conditions, sleeping disorders, bed-wetting, common childhood ailments and various forms of behavioral disorders, ie. ADD, ADHD.
“The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health.”
– Samuel Hahnemann – Founder of Homeopathy
The treatment is based on the Law of Similars or “Like Cures Like”, meaning that a substance capable of producing certain symptoms when given to a healthy person will cure those same symptoms in an ill person. For example: Peeled onions normally cause the eyes to tear. A homeopathic remedy prepared from onions may alleviate watery eye conditions and the runny nose that come with allergies.
Article for “Austin, All Natural” – July 07