Homeopathy is . . .
At one level, it is accessible for use by moms for the acute conditions of their children such as bruises, insect stings, teething, fever, ear infections, sore throats, and routine childhood illnesses.
At another level, Britain’s Royal family’s ongoing treatment by Homeopathic Doctors may account for the remarkable good health and longevity of the Royalty.
Also, when used by Homeopathic Doctors for flu patients during the 1918 pandemic, homeopathic prescribing proved a 95% survival rate when the overall survival rate was 50%.
At one time in the history of the United States, Homeopathic Doctors made up one-fourth of the practicing physicians.
. . . used worldwide
It has been developed to a high medical art particularly in France, where Homeopathic doctors have researched the physiology of health and developed systems of treatment with this scientific understanding.
In addition, they have incorporated natural law as understood and practiced by Dr. Hahnemann, and developed a precise prescription method of homeopathic remedies.
. . . based on Natural Law
Homeopathic principles are as old as medicine itself, as they are based in natural law. These principles provide the fundamental philosophical basis of Naturopathic medicine, whether homeopathic remedies are used to treat or other treatments are chosen.
This fundamental concept is that health is the blueprint and default nature of the individual and the vital force inside is what creates symptoms in its effort to regain optimal health.
However, inherited influences, quality of lifestyle, and health events and how they are treated compromise the full expression of optimal health.
. . . different from using herbs
Homeopathic remedies may be made from substances from the plant, animal, or mineral kingdoms, but the essence or energy of the substance is brought out to some degree or other.
This is done through serial dilution and succussion (adding kinetic energy) in order to make the final remedy. The number of times it has been diluted and succussed determines the level at which the remedy works.
. . . prescribed according to affininty
With low dilutions, such as labeled 5CH, 30K, or 10x, something still remains of the starting substance. However at the point of 12 to 15CH, it is so dilute that it is unlikely that any molecule of the original substance remains in the remedy, only the information of it as captured by the diluting ingredients, which is mostly water.
As outrageous as it may seem, homeopathic remedies are even diluted and succussed further for higher potencies. Remember, they all have their place.
Remedies at low dilutions have their affinity on the tissue level, helping structures to form in the proper way and carrying out toxins.
Remedies at a little higher level, about 4 or 5 CH resonate with the constituents inside the cells, and affects how the cell machinery operates and detoxifies. Remedies at the aforementioned dilution of 12 to 15CH are at the border of matter and energy, and can start to affect the blueprint patterning of the body. As the potency gets higher, the influence is on the mental and emotional functioning of the individual.
. . . used acutely and for chronic conditions
In acute prescribing, we can see that it is important to choose remedies which have affinity for the physiological functioning of the body which we want to affect. In deeper prescribing for chronic ailments, it is most efficacious to alternate low dilutions for helping the cells to regain efficient functioning with higher potencies to affect the functioning of the blueprint pattern of the individual. After all, health must include all these levels.
. . . unlike mainstream medicine
Homeopathic treatment is unlike the predominant Western model which uses medications to treat diseases by stopping processes of the body, with drugs such as anti-inflammatories, anti-histamines, anti-hypertensives, and killing foreign invaders with anti-biotics.
On the other hand, it does not sit by and let nature take its course such as allowing a fever to smolder, letting an infection to either resolve itself or perhaps to become systemic, or letting inflammation to continue unresolved.
. . . targeting the body’s natural processes
Instead, Homeopathic treatment accompanies the body’s natural process of self-regulation to re-establish health and makes the natural processes of the body efficient and effective. It will resolve a condition for the end result of greater health instead of compromised health, which is often seen with treatments of “anti” medications.
It does this by recognizing that all the symptoms the body produces are evidence of an attempt to do whatever it takes to restore health. The body may do things such as throwing off toxins which clog the cellular machinery, which can look like a runny nose, diarrhea, skin eruptions, and such. The body may also mobilize the immune system to eliminate opportunistic infectious microbes, which may produce a fever, local soreness, general fatigue or pus production, for example. Or the body may produce inflammation in order to mobilize the healing process of an injured area, experienced as swelling, heat, redness, and pain.
As mentioned previously, these processes are often compromised by inherited malfunctioning cellular or organ systems, an overload of toxins from less than optimal lifestyle choices, or loss of function from previous health events. Then, a fever may not quite take care of destroying the microbes, or swelling may come and go since the process may not be efficient enough to resolve the inflammation, and so on.
. . . prescribed by matching symptoms
When the appropriate remedy is given, the processes the body has initiated become efficient and effective and truly resolve the infection, inflammation, or fever, for example.
The acute, self-limiting condition is then resolved and the symptoms are gone. This is very different from when symptoms seem to be gone because they are pushed deeper by drugs with an “anti” effect, maybe to often re-appear, or not, transmuting into a deeper ailment.
. . . perfect for treating children
Symptoms may resolve in a matter of minutes, hours or days instead of lasting much longer.
. . . prescribed in conjunction with lifestyle changes
Appropriate nutrition will also provide effective building blocks to rebuild the body and maintain proper functioning as re-established by the homeopathic remedy prescription.
In chronic, deep-seated conditions, a systematic sequence of prescribing can, over time, allow the body to express more and more of its state of health.
. . . a favorite tool of Dr. Cheryl
Dr. Kasdorf has completed the Masters Program in Homeopathy taught by the late Dr. Gerard Gueniot, MD of France.
This postgraduate Homeopathy education taught her to individualize homeopathic remedy prescribing as well as include Biotherapeutic Drainage.
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