Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances. These substances can be from a plant, mineral, or animal source.
Homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world. Its success and widespread use is due to several factors:
- It is extremely effective.
- It is extremely safe with no side effects. A remedy can even be prescribed to infants and pregnant mothers with no concern of possible adverse effects.
- It is inexpensive.
- It can be used safely alongside any pharmaceutical drug and will not produce a drug interaction.
There are well over 2500 homeopathic remedies. A thorough understanding of the patient’s physical, mental, and emotional symptoms is utilized in selecting the remedy that best fits the patient as an individual.
Homeopathy is extremely effective in acute situations such as infections of all kinds, pain from injuries, and emotional traumas. It may also be used in conjunction with other naturopathic treatment modalities to treat chronic conditions. Homeopathy is extremely beneficial in patients dealing with chronic disease because the remedy not only assists the body to restore health physically, but also often results in the patient experiencing an emotional and mental shift, which provides a significant beneficial impact in the healing process.
While homeopathy is often incorporated into the naturopathic treatment plan, several Portland Natural Medicine providers are available for appointments specifically for homeopathic consultation.