HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES & TREATMENTS

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▲Kathy Kiefer

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HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES & TREATMENTS

What are homeopathic remedies and treatments?  Are there side effects?  Are they regulated?

Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is a holistic system of treatment that originated in the late eighteenth century. The name homeopathy is derived from two Greek words that mean “like disease.” The system is based on the idea that substances that produce symptoms of sickness in healthy people will have a curative effect when given in very dilute quantities to sick people who exhibit those same symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are believed to stimulate the body’s own healing processes. Homeopaths use the term “allopathy,” or “different than disease,” to describe the use of drugs used in conventional medicine to oppose or counteract the symptom being treated.

According to homeopathic philosophy, an illness can be cured by a substance that produces symptoms characteristic of that very illness. By delivering incredibly small doses of the substance…

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