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WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Taking a different approach than conventional medicine, the term Homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy is an alternative medical system, built upon a complete structure of theory and practice, which evolved apart from, and earlier than, the conventional medical approach used in the United States. Developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, the traditional approach of homeopathy is to trigger the body’s own defense system with the smallest doses possible to produce highly effective healing responses. It is based on the idea that substances which produce symptoms of sickness in healthy people will have a curative effect when given in very dilute quantities to sick people with those same symptoms. A holistic system of treatment, homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and processes so as to prevent or treat illness.
Homeopathic preparations are the world’s second most popular form of medicine and have been effectively used worldwide for over 200 years. Homeopathics in the United States are legal, FDA regulated products that include precise and very direct therapeutic claims. Used to treat specific symptoms and conditions, homeopathics can be purchased over the counter without a doctor’s prescription. This results in remedies that are highly effective, remarkably safe, and do not produce unwanted side effects. *
Conventional medicine is practiced by holders of M.D. (Medical Doctor) or D. O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) degrees and by their allied health professionals, such as physical therapists, psychologists, and registered nurses. However, some conventional medical practitioners are also practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine. It is important to inform all of your health care providers about any therapy that you are currently using or considering, including homeopathic treatment. This will help ensure a safe and coordinated course of care.
Homeopathic Medicine is growing in popularity in the United States. Experts estimate that sales of Homeopathic Medicine in the United States is increasing by an astounding 8% annual rate. In the category of specialty analgesics, oral analgesics for children, and cough–cold–flu, Homeopathic Medicine sales already ranked among the top 10 best-selling nonprescription drugs when last checked in 2004. ( IRI data report. 12 months trailing December 31, 2004. Information Resources, Inc.; 2004.)