You are about to embark on an exciting journey into homeopathy (often referred to as “classical homeopathy” and sometimes spelled “homoeopathy”) — one of the most mysterious yet arguably the most powerful system of medicine ever devised.
Homeopathy untaps the full healing potential that each of us possesses within. Through its action on the spiritual core of the organism (a claim that will be made much clearer in upcoming articles), homeopathy can address anything from the common cold to complex and serious diseases. Both physical and psychological illness can yield to homeopathic treatment through the indirect effect it has on individual symptoms. Homeopathy works by changing the whole state of the organism for the better, so that disease can no longer take hold as it used to.
For the patient, the process of homeopathic treatment is at once simple and complex. On the one hand, it does not demand sweeping lifestyle or dietary changes like some other natural approaches. On the other hand, it requires emotional maturity to realize that symptoms do not exist in isolation, and that in order to achieve a deep and lasting cure it is often necessary to change the way we think and act in daily life. Homeopathy helps in making just such changes, but this process of change often takes time. This means that for many chronic conditions, it is essential to approach homeopathic treatment with faith in the healing process. By “faith” I do not mean that homeopathy works only for those who believe in it (what is know as suggestion or the placebo effect), but that in order to achieve success one must be patient enough with the body’s healing process and not expect an quick reversal of symptoms that may have been many years in the making.
You host is David Nortman, N.D. I am a naturopathic and homeopathic doctor, having studied naturopathic medicine (encompassing fields such as nutrition, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, and more) and specialized in classical homeopathic medicine. I work with patients mostly online (this is possible with homeopathy), and my clinic site is www.homeopathic-doctor.com.
May you enjoy this homeopathic journey of discovery!