It's time for homeopathy to be at the forefront of the minds of people for healthcare choices...again!
The history of homeopathy is an interesting topic. In the 1700's, a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann officially developed the system of healing we call homeopathy. This was not new, though. The use of natural substances to cure people of their ailments has been a practice of humans for thousands of years prior to Dr. Hahnemann's time. You wouldn't see a lab with pharmaceuticals a few hundred years ago, right? No, you would use what nature provided for you. Why should today be any different?
Throughout the 1800's Homeopathy easily spread as the primary mode of healthcare throughout Europe and the United States. Most medical doctors were proud homeopaths. Homeopathy had remarkable results with infectious epidemic disease such as cholera, scarlet fever, typhoid, and yellow fever. The death rates in homeopathic hospitals was 1/2 to 1/8 that of conventional medical hospitals.
In the early 1900's homeopathy was in common use in Europe, United States, and India. In the United States alone there were over 15,000 homeopathic practitioners, 22 homeopathic medical schools and over 100 homeopathic hospitals. Where did they all go?
The 1920's saw the introduction of modern pharmaco-therapies. Viewing health as a condition of the entire individual, such as in homeopathy, was replaced with conventional methods that viewed disease as isolated symptoms from specific parts of the body. Physician training programs became more standardized and used funding guidelines that favored American Medical Association - approved institutions. Homeopathic hospitals and schools literally disappeared or were converted to allopathic (conventional) medicine. Despite that, homeopathy survived in Britain, France, Brazil, Argentina, and India.
Today, homeopathy is once again on the rise! And coming on strong. Homeopathy has seen a resurgence of interest based on its effectiveness, its safety, and cost savings. The FDA has recognized the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States since 1983. Homeopathy is practiced in 41 of 42 European countries, especially Germany, France, Britain, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, and Switzerland. Homeopathy is integrated in the national health care system of Mexico, India, Cuba, and Brazil. In India, there are over 183 five-year homeopathic colleges and more than 200,000 homeopathic doctors! Recent estimates indicate there are over 300 million patients throughout the world that receive homeopathic treatment annually!
Why the resurgence?
As a society, we are ready again for a method of healing that works with our bodies inherent healing intelligence rather than look outside ourselves for the answers. We are more ready to be responsible and accountable for what happens to our bodies and health. We are disgruntled at the extravagant costs of conventional therapies. And we are once again learning that we are inherently connected to the cycles and rhythms of nature and need to seek it's healing intelligence to help our own.
Homeopathy was the primary healthcare choice for Americans for over a hundred years - longer than our current system has. It's time for homeopathy to become the primary method of healing for you and your family...once again.
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Why Homeopathy in Austin?
With so many choices available to you for bettering your health in Austin and central Texas, what makes homeopathy a viable solution for you?
The goal of this blog is to describe four major benefits of homeopathic treatment for you in your life. This is to arm you with knowledge about this profound and effective healing modality as you consider various options for your health care needs.
First, homeopathy is safe, gentle, and a reliable method of healing. It was formally established as its own system of healing in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann. Dr. Hahnemann was a German physician who had become very discouraged about the medical practices of his time, namely blood letting, and the use of terribly invasive procedures. He sought a much gentler and safer way to help his patients. Not only did he succeed in that goal, but he also found a form of true healing that provides lasting relief. Through homeopathic treatment, the end goal is the complete annihilation to that person's susceptibility for their current illness. In this way, Dr. Hahnemann formulated a true medical healing art.
Second, homeopathy is non-toxic, non-habit forming, and is a much more affordable alternative than conventional methods. Additionally, homeopathy will not interfere with current medications you may be on. In fact, throughout homeopathic treatment, your constitution becomes stronger and your vitality increased, such that you are less and less dependent on the medications over time. After full homeopathic treatment, patients frequently find themselves having no co-pays for a medication they once thought they may have had to always take. There are no side effects to taking homeopathic remedies. Nor are there any invasive procedures or expensive exams during homeopathic treatment, which cuts way back on its cost. Even though it is a fee-for-service profession, it is a far more economical selection of healing than any other conventional treatment for health and wellness purposes.
Third, during homeopathic treatment, you will receive homeopathic remedies, which are made mostly from plants and simple minerals. The homeopathic remedies seek to initiate the inherent healing response your body naturally has. Take, for example, a cut on your finger. Over time, your body will naturally heal that cut without any intervention on your part. That same healing intelligence of the body (we call it the Vital Force) is what homeopathy works with - not against. In conventional treatments, your symptoms get suppressed in the name of offering you immediate relief. Yet, those very symptoms, even though they are uncomfortable, are not meant to be suppressed. They are your body's natural and intelligent response to let you know something is wrong. In homeopathy, the remedies work with your body's attempt to heal, and do so in safe, gentle, and reliable ways.
Fourth, the scope of homeopathy is profound - it is useful for most mental, emotional, and physical complaints, both acute and chronic (long-standing). This means homeopathy is useful for you if you have any commonly understood pain, illness, and/or condition. The real benefit in this is that it's individualized to your unique symptom picture: mentally, emotionally, and physically. In this way, homeopathy does not treat, prevent, or cure diseases, as conventionally understood. Rather, it works to restore balance and optimal health for your individual nature. There is not one homeopathic remedy to take for gout, or allergies, or depression, for example. Rather, there is a homeopathic remedy that is selected for YOU, as you are experiencing your unique symptoms related to the disease you have, as well as how it impacts you mentally and emotionally. Considering all of that, homeopathy is one of the most complete systems of healing available in the world today.
Because homeopathy is safe, works with your body's ability to heal itself, is economical, and comprehensive, it is a viable and useful modality for your healing needs. People commonly see a homeopath for the following: anxiety/depression, ADD/ADHD, PMS/menstrual irregularities, menopause, prostate health/ED, allergies/asthma, ear infections, coughs, the flu, headaches, joint pains/arthritis, fibromyalgia, constipation/diarrhea, bladder infections, plus much more.
In this article, I outlined four main benefits to undergoing homeopathic treatment. My intent is to provide information to you so you make educated choices regarding your natural health needs.
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Thanks for your reading and be well!