Homeopathy is one of the most dynamic forms of medicine in the world today capable of producing profound, lasting healing. Homeopathy was developed by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physicist and follows the premise that “like cures like.” Hahnemann observed that natural substances that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can be used in diluted potencies to cure similar symptoms in someone who is ill. Hence the phrase, “like cures like.”
Can you remember the last time you were stung by a bee? The stinging, burning pain, swelling heat, and redness are probably etched into your memory. It is precisely the fact that bee venom causes these symptoms that makes it useful as a medicine. Bee venom, when homeopathically prepared, can relieve the pain of bee stings as well as other illnesses that present with similar symptoms such as conjunctivitis, arthritis, or any other swelling complaints.
Homeopathic theory states that the real cause of disease is not something that infects or attacks you from the outside, but a set of conditions in a person’s body that provides an environment in which disease can become established. We refer to this as an individual’s susceptibility. Homeopathy can be used to help restore and balance an individual’s internal environment. When a homeopathic remedy is given, the symptom picture of the remedy matches the symptoms of the disease and can strengthen the body’s own ability to begin healing.
Can homeopathy help you?
Homeopathy can be used to treat people of all ages with a variety of conditions. It is especially helpful for conditions unresponsive or adversely responsive to prescription medication.
Dr. Bruce Dickson is board certified in Homeopathic Medicine and has treated thousands of patients, young and old, successfully with homeopathy over the past 25 years.