Homeopathy is a system of medicine that was discovered by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann. It is the second most commonly practiced modality of medicine in the world. Homeopathy is sometimes confused with naturopathy. Naturopathic doctors (ND) have a multi-faceted approach to healthcare that includes nutrition therapy, herbs, acupuncture and sometimes homeopathy. But homeopathy itself is a separate system of medicine that naturopaths employ in their practice.

It consists of highly diluted naturally occurring substances that can be used to gently stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Homeopathy can be used for acute symptoms such as sprains and trauma and it can also be used more constitutionally, meaning for more chronic issues like immune dysfunction.

In taking a homeopathic case, the practitioner will assess the subjects’ issues, what makes them better or worse, how they navigate through physical and emotional stress, the circumstances of when and how the issues started and any obstacles to recovery that might exist. A homeopath my use homeopathic remedies in a number of different ways depending on the findings during the case-taking process.

Homeopathy is safe for people and animals of all ages including children, foals, puppies and kittens, pregnant/lactating mothers and seniors. It’s also a totally green medicine meaning it does not have negative environmental impacts.

Check out the West Coast Homeopathic Society to learn more about homeopathy.

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