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Homoeopathy a beginners guide

Introduction to section

This is a series of blog posts creating a mini online course that is

  1. based upon my own education and learning,

  2. my own personal use of homeopathy,

  3. and for interest and information only. 

Following this short introduction there follows a FAQ's of homoeopathy that provides some interesting information about homoeopathy under headings of 'What, Why, When, Where, Who, and How' in relation to homoeopathy.

Let us begin with where the word homoeopathy and then take a look at a definition of the word…

The word homoeopathy is derived from two Greek words; ο Χόμιος which translates and means homios and Πάθος which translates and means pathos. These two Greek words are combined together they translate and mean similar suffering and so we find the word 'homoeopathy' is translated to mean 'like cures like'.

At Dictionary com the word homoeopathy is noted to be a noun, and described as follows

'a method of treating disease by the use of small amounts of a drug that, in a healthy person, produces symptoms similar to those of the disease being treated'.

However homoeopathy does not use synthetic materials, 'drugs' it uses naturally occurring substances found in nature to produce a highly diluted remedy or medicine.

Homoeopathic medicine is founded upon ancient wisdom as developed by Hippocrates and much later Dr Samuel Hahnemann, shunned by many in conventional medicine of his time and still today shunned today as per the UK Parliament noted below;

'A 2010 House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on homeopathy said that homeopathic remedies perform no better than placebos (dummy treatments)'. NHS, UK

The report does not share the plethora of available noteworthy data, or that babies and animals and those unable to communicate have had proven benefits from its use, or that such nations as India have used Homoeopathy quite spectacularly over many decades for many ailments and issues'.

The above comment mentions the benefits of homeopathy in animals, which to my knowledge I have found no evidence of harm to animals given homoeopathic treatment however allopathic medicine is founded upon animal experimentation and trials without care for the way those synthetic treatments cause suffering! Furthermore, an adult, who is prescribed allopathic treatment can potentially suffer side effects and so require a patient information leaflet, follow up blood tests and other medications to counter side effects! I leave this issue of debate as it is contentious and draining.

I consider my own personal experience of using homoeopathic remedies post major surgery provided by the NHS, there were several doctors all concerned that they did not know how this method would affect their prescribed drugs!  My general practitioner of the time was dual qualified in homoeopathy and he would support my use of remedies - it seems the NHS has thrown the baby out with the bathwater!

A link is shared to the NHS, and this will give you more links, and I urge you dive in and to read, let me know what you think in the question and answer part of the platform. (Note: other sites may contain cookies for which you can decline, but also the information can be amended within the remit of the other sites choices.)

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