How Does Homeopathy Work?
- Friday, 02 March 2007
Homeopathy is essentially a natural healing process in which the medications assist the patient to regain health by stimulating the body's natural healing forces. Homeopathy, therefore, is concerned with the whole person rather than treating the patient simply as a "bearer" of disease.
Homeopathic medicine is successful in treating a wide range of conditions, often after conventional medicine has failed. Prescribing is based on all aspects of a patient's condition.
Homeopathic doctors work in the same way as their conventional colleagues. History taking, examination and investigation are all important in establishing the diagnosis (understanding just what is wrong). However, homeopathic doctors consider a wider range of aspects of the patient's condition, such as personality traits, physical features, the effects of a variety of environmental influences, patterns of disease within families, and family and social relationships.
Homeopathic medicine integrates well with conventional medicine.
Dr. Alex Mostovoy