Homeopathic remedies are derived from substances that come from plants, minerals, or animals, such as red onion, arnica (mountain herb), crushed whole bees, white arsenic, poison ivy, belladonna (deadly nightshade), and stinging nettle. Homeopathic remedies are often formulated as sugar pellets to be placed under the tongue; they may also be in other forms, such as ointments, gels, drops, creams, and tablets. Treatments are “individualized” or tailored to each person—it is not uncommon for different people with the same condition to receive different treatments.
Homeopathic treatment works with your body’s own healing powers to bring about health and well being. Patients are treated as an individual, not as a collection of disease labels, as these homeopathic remedies are developed based upon a tailored treatment plan. Homeopathy treats all your symptoms at all levels of your being – spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. Homeopathically prepared remedies, providing the minimum dose, are gentle, subtle and powerful. They are non-addictive, and not tested on animals.
One of the founding principles of homeopathic medicine is that only “the minimum dose” should be employed is based upon the understanding that the stimulus of the medicine works from within the vitality and is not imposed from the outside. Only enough is administered to initiate the healing process, which then carries on, driven by its own internal healing mission. Homeopathic medicines given in minimum doses, while they do stimulate the body’s vital response, do not produce the gross side effects that are so often the pit-fall of conventional treatment. Over-prescribing is an epidemic among the modern medical community, and the over-stimulation of the body by large and exaggerate doses of synthetic pharmaceuticals causes more harm than healing.