Sometimes known as botanical medicine or phytotherapy, herbal medicines involves the use of plants and flowers for medicinal treatment. Herbal medicines date back to the earliest civilizations, and they are still in use all over the world to treat virtually every symptom known to mankind.
Allopathic medicines (pharmaceuticals), the bulk of which come from plants, are an important source of primary health care for 2 1/2 to 3 billion people in the developing world. Aspirin, digitalis, and morphine were all folk remedies long before they were discovered by modern medicine. Unfortunately, modern medicine's new techniques: A) Extrapolate the active ingredient, B) Synthetically re-create the biomolecular structure (designer drugs) and, C) "PRESCRIPTION ONLY" to monopolize the market on herbal ingredient by the pharmaceuticals lead to:
- Detrimental toxicity to the liver and body.
- In high potency drugs, the side effects can be greater than the healing effect, especially when taken for long periods of time.
- Abandoning the old way of preparing the medicinal herbs (discovered over the millenniums) with the whole plant and its God designed natural enzymes. This time proven method was abandoned over the last 70 pharmaceutical companies for high quantity active ingredient extrapolation techniques and toxic synthetic designer drugs.
The third statement readily opposes the ancient methods as seen with chinese herbology. Chinese herbologists feel that if the herbal remedy is not expected to work immediately and if the remedy has not worked in approximately 2 weeks, it is not appropriate for the ailment. The Chinese use herbs and formulas to balance the meridians or energies which in turn effectively assist the bodies innate healing mechanisms to heal itself, not mask the bodies warning systems or override the bodies innate healing systems as seen in U.S. conventional medicines.
Today, promising new herbal treatments are still being found among plants and flowers. Only a small fraction of the world’s plants have been tested for their medicinal potential. Fortunately, in the United States we are becoming more acceptant of other world discoveries and their long history medicinal use of herbs.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is an effective method of treating human ailments through stimulating the body to heal itself. Homeopathy uses highly diluted substances to treat illnesses by stimulating our own immune system to fight against diseases. Homeopathy is a system of health care that concentrates on the well being of the whole person, not just the specific symptom of the disease.
How does Homeopathy work:
Homeopathy, from the Greek homoeo (meaning similar) and pathos (meaning suffering) is a system of medicine based on treating like with like.
It is a system of medicine that based on the three principals:
1. Like Cures Like
When one peel an onion and starts to "cry" and become irritable, then when one has a cold
that mimics these symptoms, a homeopathically prepared remedy of "onion" (allium cepa) will
cancel these cold like symptoms.
2. Minimal Dose
The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form and energized by the process of succussing. As
the remedy is diluted and energized, it is given a name of "X" or "C" potency. Normally the
energized dilution is one part of the remedy to around 1,000,000,000,000 parts of water. The
more dilute, the more potent.
3. The Single Remedy
No matter how many symptoms are experienced, only one remedy is taken and that remedy
may encompass all of the symptoms.
History of Homeopathy:
The theory that like can be treated with like, traces back to Hypocities (468-377 BC). It wasn't until the work of Samuel Hehnemann (1755-1843) that the theory was developed into a usable practice.
Through Samuel Hehnemann work the principal of, the more dilute a homeopathic remedy, the more effective it is in treatment.
Clinical Research on Homeopathy:
In 1991, three professors of medicine from the Netherlands, none of them Homeopaths, performed a meta-analysis of 25 years of clinical studies using homeopathic medicines and published their results in the British Medical Journal. This meta-analysis covered 107 controlled trials, of which 81 showed that homeopathic medicines were effective, 24 showed they were ineffective, 2 were inconclusive.
13 of 19 trials showed successful treatment of respiratory infections.
6 of 7 trials showed positive results in treating other infections.
5 of 7 trials showed improvement in disease of the digestive system.
5 of 5 trials showed successful treatment of hay fever.
5 of 7 trials showed faster recovery after abdominal surgery.
4 of 6 promoted healing and treating rheumatological disease.
8 of 20 trials showed benefits in addressing pain and trauma
8 of 10 trials showed positive results in relieving mental or psychological problems.
13 of 15 trials showed benefit from miscellaneous diagnoses.
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