What is Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a system of therapies that uses very small doses of substances found in nature. Nevertheless, homeopathy should not be confused with herbal medicine. These two methods are very different. Herbal medicine uses tinctures of botanical substances, whereas homeopaths use ultradilute “micro” doses made from not only plants, but minerals or any other substance found in nature.
The homeopathic practitioner chooses the proper remedy by following a special rule of nature called the Law of Similars. This law states “like cures like,” or that a substance in its non-diluted form can cause a healthy person to be sick with certain symptoms. Therefore, if a person manifesting those same symptoms is given the diluted form of the same substance, it will prompt the body to heal (this according to Dr. Hahnemann is called a “proving”). For instance, if you peel an onion, your eyes burn, itch and water. You might also have a runny nose and begin to sneeze. If you had similar symptoms during a cold or allergy attack, such as a runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing, a homeopathic micro-dose of the remedy Allium cepa (red onion) could help speed up your recovery time.
The word “homeopathic” is derived from the Greek words homeos meaning “similar” and “pathos” meaning “disease” or “suffering.” Thus, homeopathy means “to treat with a remedy that produces an effect similar to the disease or suffering.”
Is Homeopathy New?
The Law of Similars has been known since at least the time of Hippocrates (ca. 400 B.C.), but it was Samuel Hahnemann who fully stated the ideas of homeopathy in the early 1800’s. He was a doctor and a chemist in Germany who lived from 1755 to 1843. He discovered the truth of the Law of Similars by testing small doses of medicine on himself. The first homeopathic was made from quinine. When Dr. Hahnemann took the dose he developed symptoms of malaria. He used this later to assist the person suffering from malaria (Law of Similars).
By 1900, about twenty percent of doctors in the United States were homeopaths, but due to various political and social changes, homeopathy became relatively unknown in the USA until recently. There is wider acceptance of homeopathy in such countries as France, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, India and Great Britain. In fact, the family doctor to England’s Queen Elizabeth is a homeopathic physician. Homeopathy is the second largest medicine in the world. Of course, pharmaceuticals are number one.
What are Homeopathic Remedies?
Any plant, mineral or animal substance can be used as a remedy. The original substance is diluted in liquid repeatedly, and vigorously shaken with each dilution. Unusual as it sounds, these very small amounts of remedies can act very strongly when used properly. Also, because the remedies are very diluted, they are extremely safe.
Is There Evidence That Homeopathy Works?
There are literally hundreds of high quality, published basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies showing that homeopathy works. These studies have been published in respected journals like Lancet, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, and Annals of Internal Medicine, among others.
What Do You Use?
What we use at Sutton BioEnergetix is not Homeopathic Medicines as we know it. We use the digitized signals of these. It could be likened to a duplicated copy of the original. They are called homeopathic signals. They need to be in this form so we can get the needed biofeedback information through the computer. This is new technology using an old, gentle, time-tested method of support and balance.