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January 8, 2016

Homeopathy

Homeopathy – Low Dosage Medicine by Dr. Tsan

     As a herbalist, my colleague and partner Olga Selcova MD saw  dozens, if not hundreds, of clients who came to her asking for advice about  homeopathic medicine. They are usually shocked when  she  tells them that she is not a homeopath and that she has limited knowledge in this subject. She always recommends that the patients see me for a qualified  answer. The difference between herbal remedies and homeopathy is that herbal medicine only uses plants whereas homeopathy uses plants and animals, such as the cuttlefish, viper or honey bee and minerals such as calcium carbonate, charcoal or graphite. In herbal medicine tinctures are made by infusing herbs either fresh or dried, in water. This process also called dilution helps to extract the ingredients’ beneficial properties so they remain in the crystal frame of water. Depending on the degree of dilution this process takes from several weeks to several months.

     If you in need for homeopathic treatment Viva Healthy Life is the right place for you. Thanks to Dr. Tsan who has almost 40 years of experience in homeopathy this center voted “#1 Homeopathic Center in Philadelphia”.

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     Founded in the early 19th century by German physician and chemist Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathy is based on the cardinal principle that similars cure similars (often stated as “like cures like”). Hahnemann found that giving a homeopathic remedy to a healthy patient caused specific symptoms; he called this “proving” the remedy. He then found that giving a small dose of the remedy to a patient exhibiting those same symptoms would prod the body into self-healing action, but a dose that was too large would cause an aggravation of the symptoms. Choosing the appropriate homeopathic remedy relies heavily on the symptoms of every patient individually. For example, two patients may have the same type of a cough, but one will be worse at night and the other will be worse in the morning, thus they may each be given a different remedy.

     Stephen Cummings, M.D. and Dana Ullman, M.P.H., authors of Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines, 1991 state, “Homeopathy is a 200-year-old medical system you can use at home to help treat family members with a wide spectrum of acute health problems. It offers a way to gently stimulate your inner healing resources through recognizing and reinforcing the adaptive reaction’s of the body’s natural defenses. By choosing the correct, individually suited homeopathic medicine from the plant, mineral, animal, or chemical kingdom, you can successfully stimulate the body’s own defenses…you can complement your family’s efforts toward good health with these safe, natural medicines that provide an effective, inexpensive alternative to conventional medicine”

     According to Hahnemann and other classical homeopaths, the most applicable medicine should be administered in a single dose and the changes in the symptoms of the patients should be observed over a period of several days. If the medicine and potency are correct then, at first, the mental and general symptoms will be cured and only then symptoms particular to the disease will be cured. This ensures cure of the highest order. Classical homeopaths believe that administering medicines based on symptoms particular to the disease by disregarding mental and general symptoms will either lead to total failure or at the most a temporary remission of the disease symptoms especially in the case of a chronic disease. Some modern homeopaths have also considered more esoteric substances, known as “imponderables” because they do not originate from a material but from electromagnetic energy presumed to have been “captured” by alcohol or lactose. Examples include X-rays, sunlight, and electricity. Recent ventures by homeopaths into even more esoteric substances include thunderstorms (prepared from collected rainwater). Today there are about 3,000 different remedies commonly used in homeopathy.

Homeopathy is very useful in eradicating chronic and relapsing conditions.

 Samuel Hahnemann founder of Homeopathy

     Homoeopathy doesn’t treat the ‘disease in man’ but it treats the ‘man in disease’. Homoeopathy treats the cause of disease so that the illness will disappear.
     The principle of homeopathy is that appropriate amounts of safe, non-toxic, natural substances that are derived from the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms can be used to activate the law of similars. This basic law of homeopathy is “similia similibus  currentur” or ‘let likes be cured with like’. The first homeopathic principle states that any substance that can make you ill can also cure you – anything that is capable of producing symptoms of disease in a healthy  person can cure those symptoms in a sick people. For example, A person who chops an onion can develop watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and throat irritation from exposure to the onion’s active substances. The homeopathic remedy, Allium cepa, made of red onion, can help the body overcome a cold or allergy attack in which the person has similar symptoms (watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, or throat irritation.)   The most common remedy that has historically addressed poisoning, even low levels poisoning is Natrum muriaticum 6x, (Nat mur). The area that Nat mur 6x covers is one of  extreme sensitivity.  For someone who suffers from being around perfumes, cigarette smoke and chemicals, particularly if mercury is associated with their illness, Nat mur should be strongly considered. It may take time and patience, but Nat mur 6x can address the associated issues.  This is one of the few remedies that could be recommended for most people who have been exposed to mercury with reasonable accuracy. It could be taken daily for weeks.

     One of the other popular homeopathic medicines includes the use of sulfur to remove moles. The doctor often looks for symptoms like burning all through the body or itching which is often aggravated when it is continuously scratched. Carbo Vegatabilis this medicine is normally given to people who the doctor finds to be lazy, thereby resulting in moles that are rose colored in nature.

     Lachesis Mutus: Is a good remedy for women who wake up from hot flashes. She feels hot all the time. This remedy bests suits women who are talkative, jealous and suspicious. Because of this, she prefers to be alone and may be especially depressed in the morning. Symptoms are better in the open air and after emotional outbursts, but worse during and after sleep, in warmth and in the sunlight.  The Homeopathic protocol for each patient is based on several factors: a person’s physical symptoms, personality traits, spiritual and mental state. Emotions like grief, sadness, anger, resentment, fear, panic all have a negative influence on how the body functions which lead to imbalances and then to disease. Personality traits that hold in emotions and anger have more health problems than people who can better express their feelings. Alternative medicine treats the whole body not just symptoms to achieve healing that comes from cell level. All of this is considered in homeopathic medicine.

Once the most suitable medicine has been selected it is either taken as drops or as sugar globules soaked in the  medicine. With society’s standards, notably North America’s medical school of thought, the public has been trained to view their health in a restrictive manner. Patients have become accustomed to going to the doctor for a quick visit to fix a particular symptom. This leads to an expectation of immediate results through the suppression of their symptoms. Allopathic medicine may still be dominant in some countries but as more people realize the scars it leaves, alternative medicine begins to pave the way. As more and more people experience this inner transformation, health will no longer be taken for granted, instead, it will become a way of life for many.

Despite a history of over suppression and a continued  struggle to design scientific trials that can accurately evaluate the efficiency of homeopathic medicine, homeopathy is gaining popularity in the United States. Interestingly enough, the increase in the popularity of homeopathy may be largely attributed to the widening availability of over-the-counter combination homeopathic medicines that provide patients with the opportunity to treat themselves.   The primary goals at my homeopathic clinic are to identify and treat the underlying root cause of your problems. If you are experienced in using homeopathic remedies and especially if you already work with a qualified  homeopathic  doctor for other health issues or to stay healthy, then approaching a homeopath about your other medical syndromes may improve your condition.   The benefits of homeopathy are far reaching. Simply put, it is safe, natural and effective. Homeopathy also stimulates the immune system, helps prevent illness, and supports the person as a whole rather than suppressing symptoms.

Guideline for Homeopathic Medicine

     Homeopathic remedies are controlled as medications under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Nevertheless, under existing Agency policy, FDA does not assess the homeopathic medicines for side effects or efficiency. FDA administration guidelines for homeopathic remedies are defined in “FDA’s Obedience Policy Guide authorized State of affairs” under which Homeopathic Medications Maybe Promoted (CPG 7132.15).

     FDA permits homeopathic medicines that run into confident conditions to be advertised without bureau permission. For instance, homeopathic medicines must consist of active components that are recorded in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS). The HPUS records active elements that may be officially contained within homeopathic remedies and criteria for power, superiority, and cleanliness of that element. Also, the FDA necessitates that the sticker on the item for consumption, exterior ampule, or supplementary brochure contain at least one key indication, a list of components, the quantity of times the major element(s) was watered down, and instructions for consumption. If a homeopathic medicine claims to heal a severe illness such as sarcoma, or cardiac arrest, or asthma, it required to be retained by prescription. However, medicines for insignificant medical disorders, like a sneezing, sore throat or back pain that most of the time considered as self-healed, require no prescription and usually sold at health food stores.

Homeopathy also does not have side effects, so it is safe for infants, children, adults, and seniors.

     Homeopathy also can be used safely in conjunction with conventional medication. Homeopathy medicine is absolutely safe and has been used successfully in not only treating children and infants but also pregnant women as well. In fact, it can even be used on our beloved pets.

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Homeopathy is an alternative mode of medical art and almost all medical conditions can be effectively treated by this system.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any health condition and is not a replacement for treatment by a healthcare provider.

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