Homeopathic remedies are often confused with supplements and herbal tinctures. What they actually are and how they work in the body is vastly different!
First of all, homeopathic remedies are very dilute amounts of a plant, mineral and/or metal. And by “very dilute” that means there may not be any actual chemical presence of the ingredeint in the remedy, but the “energetic signature” of it is still there. This makes them work primarily on a nonphysical or vibrational (energetic) level. It does not occur through the same physiological pathways that are activated by drugs.
Homeopathic remedies work on the theory that “like cures like.” (homeo=same, path = disease) It was discovered back in the 1800′s that if a patient with specific symptoms was given a homeopathic dose of a substance that would normally produce those same symptoms in a healthy person, they would get better. For example, if you gave allium cepa (onion) to a healthy person it would produce a runny nose and watery eyes, right? Therefore if someone presented with runny nose and watery eyes you would give them a homeopathic (very dilute) dose of allium cepa which in turn would dry up their nose and eyes. Pretty cool!
How homeopathy works makes NO SENSE from a logical, Newtonian viewpoint (aka Western medicine). In medicine you give a bigger dose for a bigger problem. The opposite is true with homeopathy (smaller dose for a bigger problem). The science of homeopathy goes beyond that Newtonian viewpoint. How homeopathy works in the body is by “hinting” the body a healthier healing pattern. The body actually learns something! (and it’s not something you have to be on for forever!)
Homeopathy goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care in that it is using the healing system already in your body! With homeopathy it is helping to RESTORE normal healing patterns throughout organs and organ systems. It is not giving the body a chemical onslaught of drugs with a temporary effect.
And the other awesome part? It’s safe, there are no side effects and it does not contraindicate with anything you are already taking. Compare that to the pharmaceutical industry – there’s no match! Doesn’t it make sense to heal through a way that works WITH your body, not against it?