Homeopathy is the fastest growing form of healthcare in the world! It is now used by hundreds of millions and growing by 25 percent annually!!
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So what Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a 200 year old system of medicine that uses highly diluted substances to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanism and promote health.
The use of homeopathic remedies is based on the discovery that natural substances are capable of curing the same symptoms that they can cause.
By studying the symptoms that develop when a healthy person tests or “proves” a remedy, homeopaths can determine which symptoms the remedy is capable of curing.
(In contrast, allopathy(or conventional medicine) is based on using drugs that create the opposite effect of symptoms through harsh chemical means usually leading to side effects)
This is called the Law of Similars or “like cures like”.
A simple example of this principle can be seen with the common onion.
Slicing an onion can cause symptoms of burning and watery eyes as well as sneezing and a runny nose.
Many hay fever sufferers with symptoms of burning, watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose have found dramatic relief after taking homeopathic Allium Cepa(the remedy made from red onion).
Thus the substance that can cause symptoms can, as a remedy, also cure them.
Your combined unique symptoms are even more important than your diagnosis.
For example ten people with severe headaches can describe ten different combinations of symptoms, each requiring a different remedy.
By matching a remedy to the particular way you experience migraines, your homeopath is treating you as an individual, not the disease.
The importance of Homeopathy is found in its extremely individualized prescription of remedies.
The Homeopathic consultation is a series of interviews where the primary complaint as well as all surrounding complaints are taken into account and recorded.
Things like traumatic experiences, previous illnesses, and familial disease are also gone through.
Things like food preferences, energy highs and lows, sensations felt, particular sensitivities and lifestyle add extreme precision and individuality to each set of migraines.
The whole person, not just the body, but the mental and emotional are also focused on to bring out the “picture” of the person’s migraine.
It is this picture that must then be used and matched to a homeopathic remedy that most closely resembles it.
Then a potency is selected based on the individual’s sensitivity and recommendations are made for mental physical and dietary hygiene(like doing an elimination diet, or obtaining an air filtration system)
Then it’s just a matter of time.
Depending on your individual circumstances, you will experience it differently.
Some people start feeling different in the first few days and some weeks.
Usually mood is the first to improve as the body’s healing mechanism is enabled.
Migraines get less frequent and shorter.
Sometimes they will change in their pattern and intensity like an onion’s layers, then a new remedy is chosen for those specifics and the peeling continues.
The action of the remedy happens deep within and triggers the body’s immune system to start clearing out and ends the bodies need to create symptoms.
Its these same symptoms that the body uses as a natural defense mechanism to bring awareness to itself and prevent you from going out and hurting yourself further.
Slowly but surely symptom pictures are tackled and along with creating good mental physical and dietary habits, the body is strengthened and its sensitivities to triggers are lessened.
It is usually long standing chronic disease that has developed many layers because of different forms of suppressing the diseases’ desire to express itself.
But sometimes there’s just one layer and the migraines are gone.
This leads into the amazing power of using homeopathy for acute situations.
Many people tend to think it’s only useful in chronic disease but when you can see a patient’s migraine go from a 10 to a 3 in just a 2 hours, you want to tell everyone about it.
There are many acute homeopathic remedies for migraine but once again they have to be prescribed for the individual’s picture as many times a one symptom prescription is lacking.
Generally we’ve(the homeopathic community) found that acute situations such as colds and flus are exacerbations of long standing chronic diseases and using a remedy that’s not based off the chronic can lead to further suppression.
But there’s always more research to be done as homeopathy also has one of the largest medical pharmacies on earth.
So how do we apply all this knowledge we’ve learned about homeopathy?
This is all part of a bigger picture that we have to learn to listen to ourselves and what our bodies are saying.
We have to treat the individual that has the disease and not the disease that has the individual.
And we have to learn to empower ourselves and our own healing abilities to find the answers were looking for.
How do you experience your migraines differently from others? Leave a comment and compare.
Holistic Health Practitioner
Mark Canadic is a writer, speaker, holistic health practitioner and migraine community leader. Read Mark’s inspiring comeback story, “My Burnout and Brain Fires that Lead me to the Root.” Feel free to send Mark a message here.