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13 Benefits of Homeopathy

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13 Benefits of Homeopathy

What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine developed by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician in the early 1800s.  He discovered that the same substance that could cause a reaction in a healthy person could also be a remedy for someone suffering from similar symptoms.

That is the basic premise of homeopathy: “like cures like.”  It may seem hard to believe, yet the approach to vaccination used in Western medicine is a similar one, albeit one that is fraught with potential side effects, unlike homeopathy which is completely safe.

Homeopathy is a natural, holistic, approach to healing a person, using minute doses of specific remedies, rather than simply eliminating a particular symptom using a Band-Aid approach.  Unlike many health models, the model for homeopathy is one of individualization.  No two people are alike, so just because two people suffer from headaches, the homeopathic remedies provided for them may be completely different.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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4:55PM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

The distractors of Homeopathy are either ignorant of the subject matter or practitioners who have vested interests in remaining in their (allopathic) comfort zones - or are downright stupid.
I have grown weary of debating with those that do not wish to learn or consider new ways of doing things. And, rather unkindly to some perhaps, I adopt the attitude of "don't fight with pigs - you'll both get dirty and the pigs love it" (apologies to pigs that are actually amazing animals + can be great pets) and then, the other day, I came across this most agreeable quote:
"Instead of proving the skeptics wrong,
delight the true believers".
- Seth Godin

5:40AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

good point, Eileen

5:39AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

John, which pharmaceutical company do you work for?

5:35AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

If homeopathy is so false and simply has a placebo effect, why does it work for my
pets? I have treated 4 dogs and 3 cats with homeopathy with an excellent effect, explain
that please, because animals do not know what is a placebo, antibiotic, etc!!

5:01PM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

I've found this great new medicine. They're called SUGAR PILLS... they have the same benefits as homeopathy but with even less side effects!

4:13PM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

Point by point down the list.

1.) Homeopathic treatments are diluted to the point where there is almost certainly nothing left of the original substance in the dose consumed. So point one is true, it's safe for anyone, because homeopathy has no physiological effects on the human body, good or bad, beyond the effect of drinking water, or the effects of whatever gel filler the pills are made of.
2-4.) Correct, see 1.
5.) If it's properly homeopathic, there are no side effects, and no primary effects.
6.) It can be used for anything. It will not, however, have any effect on any condition beyond a similarly administered placebo.
7.) While it can be individualized, it doesn't matter if it is or not, as it has no effect on the human body.
8.) Complete bollocks. Homeopathy involves a quack fleecing a victim, and nothing more.
9.) Technically true, but see 1.
10.) Homeopathic "treatments" are often more expensive than real medicine.
11.) True. Water can be stored indefinitely.
12.) I suppose it is non-invasive. So is drinking a glass of water. The effect of both will be identical.
13.) And yet, you provided no citations to any studies supporting homeopathy. This is probably because proper scientific, peer reviewed studies have never shown that homeopathic "treatments" have any effect beyond a placebo.

5:44PM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks for info Michelle

8:47AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thank you Michelle, for Sharing this!

6:17AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:35AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

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