There are many ways to promote the natural healing process and while one method may work for some, it may not be the optimal solution for others. At Acubalance Wellness Center we are always looking for the most natural and effective ways to aid healing of body and mind of our patients. Recently we added a homeopathic pharmacy to the array of natural remedies that we offer.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances administered in pellet or liquid form with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing.
Homeopathy is based on a rule of nature called the Law of Similars. This law states that "like cures like," or that a medicine can cure a sick person if it can cause a similar sickness in a healthy person. For instance, if you peel an onion, your eyes burn, itch and water. You might also have a runny nose and begin to sneeze. If you had similar symptoms during a cold or allergy attack, such as a runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing, a homeopathic micro-dose of the remedy Allium cepa (red onion) would help your body heal itself.
The principle of treating “like with like” dates back to Hippocrates (460-377BC) but in its current form, homeopathy has been widely used worldwide for more than 200 years. It was discovered by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann who, shocked with the harsh medical practices of the day, looked for a way to reduce the damaging side-effects associated with medical treatment. He began experimenting on himself and a group of healthy volunteers giving smaller and smaller medicinal doses and found that the medicines appeared to be more effective at the lower dose.
Homeopathic medicines – known as “remedies” –are prepared by specialist pharmacies using a careful process of dilution and succussion (a specific form of vigorous shaking).
They are made from natural sources (e.g., plants, minerals) and are environmentally friendly and cruelty free.
Remedies can be used to treat acute illnesses like colds, ear infections, sore throats, as well as chronic conditions like asthma, migraines, depression, digestive disorders and menstrual cramps just to mention a few.
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It is extremely safe to use for everyone – including pregnant and nursing women and children. Remedies are highly diluted and given in such small doses that they don’t cause any side effects.