Homeopathy treatment is a form of alternative medicine therapy. It can also be considered in the category of natural healing. The whole treatment is based on the belief of body curing its own self. The medications usually include small amounts of plant, animal and mineral substances. These substances usually stimulate the body and encourage the process of healing.
Homeopathy treatment was originally developed in the late 1700’s in Germany. It encourages the theory of treating ‘like with like’. It is a great treatment procedure as it stimulates the body to heal against the diseases.
How is The Homeopathy Treatment Carried Out?
Homeopathy treatment does not involve only the physical attributes or factors of the disease. It pays equal attention to the personality of the patient while considering emotional, mental and social factors. The doctors usually take note of the hereditary factors and history of the disease. It is different for each person and does not have any generally prescribed medicines.
However, science is still working on proving the working and effectiveness of it on the body. Homeopathy medicines also have less or zero side effects.
Substances Used In The Treatment
Homeopathy usually involves medication with active substances. However, it is toned down and diluted. It is diluted to the level where no molecule of the active ingredient can be found.
To simplify the concept of treating an illness with similar symptoms, they would use substances that might be related in triggering the disease. For example, onions are known to make the eyes water and thus, they are used to treat allergies.
Acute ailments are also cured through homeopathy treatment. Substances like white arsenic, poison ivy, arnica, and crushed whole bees are used in the medication.
Apart from that, a lot of medications are derived from flowers, leaves of plants and roots. In some treatments chemicals like nitric acid and sulphuric acid are also used. It also comprises of minerals and metals like zinc, silver, gold, tin and iron. Homeopathy treatment also involves certain microbes, viruses and bacteria in treating some ailments.
The ingredients are weakened by using water or alcohol. Then the whole mixture needs to be shaken thoroughly. In medical terms, this process is often called potentization. This is an important step in the homeopathy treatment. The doctors feel it helps with the transferring of the healing essence.
Also, a low dose of medicine is given to the patient. Doctors believe that low doses have significant effects on the body. Most medicines involved in the homeopathy treatment do not contain the original molecules of the substances. Medicines come in a lot of different forms like liquid drops, gels, creams, tablets and sugar pallets.
Homeopathy treatments are beneficial for a number of ailments. Some of them include:
- Chronic Pain
- Cold and Cough
- PMS and Menopause and many more.
It is a great form of treatment as it considers a lot of factors. Since it also considers mental and social factors, it can help with mental health issues too. However, it is always advisable to consult a certified doctor for homeopathy treatment.