What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a distinct system of healing that uses the premise of “like cures like”. Homeopathic remedies are made from small doses of plants, minerals, and/or animal products. Each remedy is repeatedly diluted and potentized until there are no actual molecules of that item left, leaving an energetic imprint. Remedies are then given to patients to stimulate the self-healing mechanisms of the body. The medicine can be used with children, animals, and even pregnant women without risk of side-effects
“Like cures like”: This is the idea that a medicine can cure a sick person if an overdose of that same substance causes a similar sickness in a healthy subject. For example, if you peel and chop an onion, it is likely that your eyes will begin to burn, itch, and water. You might also develop a runny nose and begin to sneeze. These symptoms are also common symptoms of allergy attacks and colds. So if you came into see a homeopath with these specific symptoms during a cold or allergy attack, he or she may prescribe you homeopathic Allium Cepa (red onion).