Homeopathy: what is it, what is it for and examples of remedies
Homeopathy is a type of natural treatment whose preparation uses the same substances that cause the symptoms of some illnesses in very small places, being able to treat from a flu to a depression, for example. This therapeutic method is based on the general principle that “like cures like”.
Normally, the substances used in homeopathy are diluted in water or alcohol, until the point that the original substance is almost imperceptible. Then, the solution is energetically shaken, thus producing a homeopathic remedy that may be able to alleviate the symptoms instead of worsening them. Generally, the more diluted the homeopathic medicine, the greater the treatment power.
Homeopathic treatment must always be indicated by a homeopath, who is the best qualified professional to adapt the treatment to the physical and emotional conditions of each person and must never replace the prescribed clinical treatment, without the prior knowledge of the doctor.
What is it for and examples of remedies
Homeopathy can be used to help treat different types of illnesses, the most common include:
|problem to deal with||Some homeopathic remedies available|
|allergic rhinitis||Luffeel, Euphoheel Compositum|
|flu and cold||Oscillococcinum, Coldcalm, Acoheel, Engystol|
|Tos||Husteel, Chestal honey|
|Rheumatism||Arthrozeel, Zeel T|
|Depression and Anxiety||PC sedative|
|Pain and inflammation treatment||Traumeel, Trameel S|
|Piel (sequedad or irritations)||Calendeel, Dermaveel|
|insomnia||Sleepeel, Nervoheel, Neurexan|
|Menstrual pain or abdominal spasms||Spascupreel|
|Migraine and headache||Spigelon|
In addition, they can also treat allergies, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, menopause, nausea, seasickness, infectious diseases, among others.
These homeopathic or allopathic remedies must always be used to complete the clinical treatment and therefore, do not replace the drugs prescribed by the doctor.
In addition, while most homeopathic remedies are safe, some contain substances that may prevent the absorption of other medications, and it is always necessary to inform the doctor when using any of them.
How does homeopathy work?
Homeopathy was created by a doctor trained in conventional medicine, named Samuel Hahnemann, with the aim of curing physical and psychological problems without the need to use chemical medicines that can cause side effects.
Therefore, homeopathy is based on the principle that “something sowing” cures “something sowing”; it is to decide that the medicines that the medicines used are capable of stimulating the appearance of the symptoms of the illness to be treated with the objective of alleviating them at the same time.
The Organización Mundial de la Salud allows the use of homeopathy for all illnesses, but it can be avoided in serious illnesses such as childhood diarrhea, malaria, tuberculosis, cancer and HIV, for example. In these cases, the clinical treatment indicated by the doctor should preferably be used.
How is the consultation with the homeopath
The consultation with a homeopath is very similar to a doctor of conventional medicine, and an evaluation of each person is carried out, as well as exams that help to identify a diagnosis. However, in the case of the homeopath, he will also try to understand how the symptoms are affecting the daily life of each person and what other problems may be occurring in his life.
In this way, the consultation of the homeopath takes a longer duration, at less than 30 minutes, and this professional can ask several types of questions to know more about the personal life of each person.
After this evaluation, and in order to arrive at a diagnosis, the homeopath is able to indicate which homeopathic remedy should be used, as well as the strength of its dilution, creating a therapeutic plan with doses, schedules and duration of treatment.
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