Homeopathy is an approach to medicine that uses treatments called “remedies,” which are diluted and succussed in water and often taken by mouth. Homeopathy is based on several unique principles such as: like cures like, and the preparation of remedies in minimal doses.
The two main types of homeopathy are classical and low-dilution. Classical homeopathy looks for a single remedy for a cluster of related symptoms. Low-dilution homeopathy acts in a semi-material and semi-energetic way, because some of the original substance is still present. Both types of homeopathy can be used to help patients heal from chronic and acute illness.
Homeopathic treatment encourages the body to heal itself. Often, conventional medicine can alleviate symptoms, yet not address the cause of dysfunction, and some medical treatments may cause side effects. By contrast, homeopathic remedies are gentler, and can be just as effective with few side effects. The remedies are diluted and succussed in water. They are prescribed in a variety of forms and dosages. Remedies come in drops, capsules, tablets, and suppository forms so that clients get the proper form for their condition.
Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician in the late 1700’s, developed homeopathy as an alternative to the standard medicine of his day, which was characterized by invasive procedures such as bloodletting, leeching, and purging.
Today, homeopathy retains several advantages. The remedies are safe, natural, and can be taken with most other medications. They deal with the cause of the illness. Homeopathic remedies also work with the immune system, rather than suppressing it.
Homeopathic remedies, which address body, mind, and spirit, are sometimes recommended for Asclepeion clients in conjunction with other holistic healing approaches.