Where homeopathy has been proven effective
Homeopathy works well in first aid or emergency situations, acute and chronic illness. Many people use homeopathy as their primary family health system, choosing constitutional treatment to resolve physical, mental and/or emotional imbalances and ensure a healthy future for themselves, their children and their pets. It is recommended that all patients have a primary care physician as well.
Each homeopathic remedy is selected to correspond to the entire state of the person, i.e., the person’s unique response to problem at hand, be it a sprain, a virus or psychological traumas.
It is helpful to keep in mind that because the homeopathic remedies work to raise the health in general most illnesses and conditions are treatable.
For more information on research about homeopathic treatment see http://www.homeopathycenter.org/research
Prevention and Constitutional Treatment
Why do some people get sick while others don’t? Those with a stronger “vital force” are less likely to fall ill often or stay ill for long.
You don’t have to be sick to benefit from homeopathic treatment. Ideally, constitutional treatment can begin early, strengthening the vital force, helping to resolve underlying inherited susceptibilities and promoting resilience to the vicissitudes of life, such as emotional stresses, environmental toxins and infectious agents.
These are long standing conditions that are often considered incurable in western medicine. But constitutional homeopathic treatment can be profoundly helpful, often curative. Conventional medicine often relies on toxic drugs that suppress the symptoms of chronic disease, rarely offering real resolution and often at the expense of a sense of well being in the patient. Many other natural treatments can offer strategies to “manage” the illness, that is to palliate or reduce some of the symptoms, but homeopathic treatment seeks to cure the patient or, in the case of advanced incurable conditions, substantially improve the quality of life.
It is almost impossible to list the kinds of illness homeopathy can help, because virtually all “disease” is treatable, when the person can become strong and healthy at their core. Of course, advanced, long lasting disease is not always curable, but homeopathy can offer gentle palliative support without side effects.
Therapeutic Focus Consult
Some clients choose this homeopathic protocol for their first time visit, because of its lower cost and shorter time commitment.
This type of consultation is appropriate for clients who have only one body system that is of immediate concern and the issue has not been of long duration. We address this with a one hour appointment, treating the presenting problem with a holistically chosen homeopathic remedy and sometimes gemmotherapy. Other natural lifestyle interventions will be offered as well.
The follow up appointment will take place in 2 ½ to 4 weeks, depending on the duration and intensity of the complaint and other factors. At the follow up, Jackie and the client then explore more deeply into the constitution and medical history and may treat a deeper layer involving mental, emotional and/or longer lasting complaints. In addition, instructions on how to take care of the presenting problem, should it reoccur or guidance to add other therapeutics to enhance the therapeutic effect.
The third follow up will be time to evaluate the deepest layers of the client’s health, and if appropriate and begin constitutional treatment to treat inherited susceptibilities, increase energy and well being, and to strengthen the client holisticaly. The timing of this section varies by individual.
First Aid or Emergencies
Many people convert to homeopathy after witnessing the speed and effectiveness of a properly chosen remedy in a first aid situation. It can seem miraculous to see the effect of a well-chosen remedy on a muscle sprain, an insect sting or a burn, to name a few. There are a few books that can help you prescribe for yourself and your family in this kind of situation.
The Homeopathic Emergency Handbook by Thomas Kruzel
First Aid Homeopathy in Accidents and Ailments by Gibson
Acute illness is defined as self-limiting condition- it comes on quickly and is usually resolved fairly quickly as well, although it can be very uncomfortable (and occasionally damaging) in the process. Homeopathic medicines can greatly speed up healing of acute illnesses such as colds, flus, earaches, bladder infections, and morning sickness, to name a few. The remedies usually work very quickly in acute situations as well, more so than antibiotics or anti-inflammatories, and without any side effects. Acute emotional states such as grief, shock and anger can also respond well to homeopathic treatment. Many non-life-threatening acute illnesses are treatable at home. More serious or recurring problems need to be addressed by a professional homeopath or health care provider. Below are some recommended books to assist you:
Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants by D. Ullman
Homeopathic Medicine at Home by M.Panos
Homeopathic Handbook of Natural Remedies by L. Josephson
The animals in our family can respond just as well as humans to homeopathic treatment for emergent, acute or chronic conditions.