Homeopathy is an exceptionally safe form of medicine that treats the whole individual.”
~ The Family Guide to Homeopathy, Dr Andrew Lockie
The internet is such a wonderful research tool. In just a few minutes I was able to find lots of interesting information about this fascinating system. I also noticed that there were several references to articles that try to debunk homeopathy. Don’t let those deter your research. You may want to check out the National Center for Homeopathy. Many complimentary health care options have not been studied and have no scientific basis, but still have value. Having an open mind may lead to many opportunities for healing.
Remedies are made from the essence of animal, plant or mineral. These remedies are very mild and therefore considered quite safe when used as directed. If you are dealing with a significant health challenge it is best to find a practitioner to assist you rather than self treat. Learn as much as you can about the modality before choosing a practitioner. As always call and interview before agreeing to work with any practitioner. If you are taking orthodox drugs they may block the effects of a remedy. It is best to consult with your doctor in this case.
Remedies are easy to use and inexpensive. There are two homeopathic apothecaries in the Chicagoland. One is in Lincoln Square and is called Merz Apothecary; Walsh Natural Health is in Evanston on Central Street. They will help you decide what remedy to use. Many health food stores carry some remedies. Your public library may have helpful books on the subject. The book I quoted above is a wonderful detailed health resource.
Have You Tried Arnica?
You may have heard of Arnica. It is a homeopathic remedy for minimizing the immediate effects of shock, falls, bruising, bleeding and injuries caused by blunt objects. Arnica is made from the whole fresh plant, just the dried root or from dried flowers of leopard’s bane or Fallkraut. You can take it orally in pellet form or use it topically. It has also helped just before or after surgery. I recently found it helpful after dental work. I carry a small vial of the oral remedy with me at all times. This is a good one for children if they are active and getting bumps and bruises. This is not for open wounds.
I invite you to learn about this wonderful health aide that is well respected in Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, India, South Africa and South America. It can be fun to learn about something new.