Alternative Medicines

Is homeopathy a valid option

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If your fundamental beliefs are based on finding a way to manage an issue naturally, homeopathy might be one of your options. The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words for “similar suffering” which means treating a problem with substances that produce effects similar to the suffering.

Simply put, with the homeopathic way of life, whatever is causing the problem is also capable of curing it. Seem a little confusing?

This post offers a deeper explanation:

The name homeopathy, coined by its originator Samuel Hahnemann, is derived from the Greek words for ‘similar suffering’ referring to the ‘like cures like’ principle of healing. ‘Like cures like’ can be looked at in several ways. One way is to assume that the body knows what it is doing and that symptoms are its way of taking action to overcome illness. This healing response is automatic in living organisms; we call it the ‘vital response’. The similar medicine acts as a stimulus to the natural vital response, giving it the encouragement it needs to complete its healing work. Since the initial action of the vital response plus the medicine is to increase the strength of the symptoms, this is our first indication of internal healing taking place, of diseases being cured from within – pushed outwards along established routes of past and present symptoms.

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Many illnesses occur without enough symptoms to invoke the immune system, which is the foundation of Samuel Hahnemann’s belief. He feels that elevating the level of the problem so that the immune system becomes aware of the illness or disease and kicks in to fight is the only way to heal.

This might be a bit of an exaggeration because our bodies do go to battle before we feel symptoms.  However, there are some valid points with using a more natural way of healing the body as opposed to always opting to medicate ourselves.

So, is homeopathy a valid option?

This video basically states that homeopathy doesn’t have a leg to stand on because the concepts are inconsistent with fundamentals of chemistry and physics:

As long as the FDA won’t approve the standard that “curing whatever ails you with whatever ails you,” homeopathy may not be considered a legitimate way to heal and prevent issues.

However, one thing the above information isn’t taking into consideration is the power of the mind when it comes to healing the body. If you truly believe that a certain method will work, it has a much better chance of success.

Hippocrates once wrote, “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

Mind-Body Medicine

There is an actual term for using the power of thoughts and emotions to influence your physical health:  Mind-body medicine.  This article sums up the reason it is effective and what problems it works best on:

Mind-body techniques can be helpful for many conditions because they encourage relaxation, improve coping skills, reduce tension and pain, and lessen the need for medication. For example, many mind-body techniques are used along with medication to treat pain. Symptoms of anxiety and depression also respond well to mind-body techniques.

Mind-body techniques may help treat many different diseases, including:

Mind-Body Medicine

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  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Asthma
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Pain and nausea/vomiting related to chemotherapy
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach and intestinal problems (including indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, heartburn, and Crohn’s disease)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, depression, and irritability
  • Mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression

See the full post here:  Mind-body medicine

You can’t blame people for trying to find ways to enhance their lives naturally, such as with LED light therapy or aromatherapy, and avoid being prescribed drugs so they can stay in control of their lives. Positive thinking goes a long way in keeping your mind and body healthy.

Just as with minimally invasive techniques becoming much more popular than a full-blown cosmetic surgery, people are searching for ways to meet their needs without the increased risks, recovery time, and cost. Be sure to research and make plenty of phone calls to find an Anaheim cosmetic surgeon that you feel completely comfortable with.