Homeopathic medicines consist of very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body’s inherent self-healing response without side effects. Homeopathic remedies restore balance to a person’s vital life force so that the body can correct imbalances causing symptoms and begin to function as it should, free of the symptoms of illness.
A variety of homeopathic medicines can be used to treat someone suffering from a wide range of symptoms associated with different health conditions. Because homeopathic treatment is highly individualized to the needs of each person, the homeopathic remedies selected for each person will be different, even if they seem to be experiencing the same health problem and similar symptoms. Depending on the severity of the health condition and the presence of other medical conditions, homeopathic remedies may be used alone or along with herbs or conventional prescription drugs.
Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a practitioner who has extensive training in homeopathy (including certification and/or licensure) and experience in treating the primary health concern. A practitioner will conduct an extensive interview with a patient, identify potential remedies, and closely monitor a patient’s progress until the person is well.
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National Center for Homeopathy. www.homeopathycenter.org