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Homeopathy: What it is and When to use it

What It Is

Homeopathy is a 200 plus year old, health system founded by Samuel Hahnemann. The word “homeopathy” comes from Greek and translates as “similar suffering.”  Contrast that with standard medicine known as allopathy which translates as “opposite suffering.”

In short, the main principle of homeopathy is “like treats like.”  A remedy that induces symptoms similar to what the patient is experiencing will activate the body’s own ability to heal itself. The remedy is given in tiny amounts.

For example, you have a strong reaction to a bee sting. The skin area is becoming very painful and red. It itches too. You may take the remedy “Apis” to alleviate the symptoms. Apis is a homeopathic version of bee venom.

The Challenge

Homeopathic medicine is very challenge. In the above example of a bee sting, it is fairly straight forward. However, when health issues get more complex, homeopathic medicine does the same. For example, 10 people with migraines each may have a specific remedy; that is, 1 remedy is for one person, but not for the others. Similar to herbal medicine, it is the PERSON, not the disease that matters.

When to Use 

For simple, acute problems, virtually anyone with some knowledge of the subject can use homeopathic medicine. Sprains, bruises, cuts, minor headaches, pains, bug bites and eye strain are just a few examples. It is safe and when used in the correct dosage, there are no side effects.

A Couple of Words of Caution

  • Coffee and mint will antidote any remedy, so your morning java and mint flavored toothpaste are to be avoided when taking a homeopathic remedy.
  • Higher dosage remedies such as  50x should be avoided unless working with health practitioner training in this medicine.
  • Things MAY get worse before they get better, so brace yourself.
  • They are NOT to be used for prevention.
  • Thye are NOT to be used on an on-going basis.

If the topic of homeopathic medicine is of interest to you, consider signing up for my online school — Dr. Orman’s Wellness school. We will be covering these in great deal of depth.

David Orman is the creator of the best selling Doc Wellness Supplement, lectured to Congress, featured in The Washingtonian Magazine and treated 1000s of patients over this 25 plus year career.


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David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school - Dr. Orman's Wellness School.

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