Homeopathic medicine is a way to help the body heal itself. Many of our modern medicines work to suppress the symptoms, which makes it nearly impossible for the body to heal the root cause.
For example, when we cough, our body is trying to clear out what shouldn’t be there. When we take a cough drop, it makes us feel better, but it doesn’t do anything to clear out the infection. By taking something that will encourage a cough we are allowing our body to work properly. Even though this will be more uncomfortable in the short term it is the only way to really deal with the root cause, so the cough doesn’t keep coming back.
This form of health care became popular in the 1800’s due to its high success rate in treating illnesses of that time such as scarlet fever, cholera, and yellow fever. While still popular in many parts of the world, its popularity has faded somewhat in the U.S.
Homeopathy is Powerful
Homeopathy didn’t lose popularity because it didn’t work, quite the opposite in fact, the reputation got tarnished as a deliberate smear campaign implemented by the early version of the AMA. Homeopaths were putting quite a dent in the in the ability of ‘regular’ doctors to get enough patients, so the AMA implemented a campaign to discredit any homeopathic practitioners.
It got so bad that a doctor could lose his license if he even conferred with a homeopath. Eventually the drug companies got involved too since they didn’t want anyone curing illnesses, they just wanted to treat them for a long time since there is a lot more money to be made that way.
Studies conducted in the 1990’s to test the effectiveness of this form of treatment found that out of 107 cases there was noticeable improvement in 81 of them. They even found that this form of treatment was effective for people of all ages as well as animals such as dogs, horses, and cats.
Homeopathy and the Placebo Effect
The effectiveness in animals goes a long way to disprove the theory that the success of these treatments is only because of the placebo effect. After all, an animal has no idea what you’re giving them or why you’re giving it to them so they obviously couldn’t fake a response.
Homeopathic medicine has been around for a long time and has a lot of scientific proof to back up its effectiveness. If you want to have the best health possible for you and your family, you owe it to yourself to at least consider implementing this and other alternative forms of health care with your ‘regular’ health care.