Homeopathy (from the Greek "homeo" - similar, and "pathos" - disease) - a method of alternative medicine, which is based on the principle of "like cures like", or the law of similarity.The founder of homeopathy Homeopathy - the placebo effect in the service of medicine? considered a German physician Samuel Christian Hahnemann, who at the end of the XVIII century developed the theory that many diseases can be cured substances causing them, but in infinitesimal doses.According to the theory of Hahnemann, homeopathy task is not to fight against the disease, and the help and support of the body, boost the immune response to a substance (as opposed to traditional medicine, which is trying to neutralize the disease with chemicals, often causing complications).
What is the law of similarity
similarity law - the basic principle of homeopathic method, which states that a substance that can in large doses cause symptoms in the body in small doses, is able to treat similar symptoms, that is, lik
What homeopathic remedies
Homeopathic remedies can be prepared from virtually any material taken from nature, so there are drugs of animal, vegetable and mineral origin.Herbal medicines in homeopathy most.Medications inorganic origin, which in homeopathy is also very much prepared from natural minerals, metals, salts and other chemicals.The smallest group of homeopathic remedies constitute products of animal origin.
essential substance is crushed and dissolved in alcohol (or water), and then passes a long process of potentiation.This is the main method of preparation of homeopathic preparations in which the substance is diluted and shaken repeatedly (intensive mixing of the solution).As the number of dilutions of the concentration of the starting material is reduced down to zero, and the therapeutic effect - increases.There are two types of dilutions - hundred (C) and decimal (X).The letters stand in the name of money for the Roman numerals represent the degree of dilution.When centesimal "C" means the concentration at each step is reduced to a hundred times, with decimal dilutions «X» - ten times, and each step is accompanied by intensive vortexing.
Homeopathic medicines are sold in granules or tablets (based on lactose and / or sucrose) and diluted before use of homeopathic solutions.In the finished homeopathic remedies is a little molecules of the original substance (in homeopathy is believed that the lower the concentration of the substance, the more effective the drug).
What principles prescribe homeopathic remedies
Unlike traditional medications prescribed for the treatment of specific diseases, homeopathic remedies are selected individually, depending on the unique characteristics of each person.Homeopaths believe that starting the treatment the patient should take into account his lifestyle, profession, relationships with family, take into account the physical and psychological stress, so the selection of equipment is a long interview to find out all the individual characteristics of the patient.
For the same reason the labels of homeopathic medicines sold in pharmacies, does not usually indicate disease and specific symptoms, to remove which they are intended.
scientific evaluation of the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies
analysis of clinical trials in which the control group received a placebo Placebo - an effective tool for self-hypnosis , showed that homeopathic medicines are more effective than placebo in the treatment of variousdiseases.In addition, the results of randomly selected controlled trials show that homeopathy is very effective in the treatment of influenza and allergies.However, the effectiveness of homeopathy in the treatment of many diseases has not been proven, so the attitude of the medical community to this method is incredulous.
Indications homeopathic remedies
Homeopathic drugs are indicated for the treatment of a number of diseases and conditions, including:
- disorders and disorders arising in the journey;
- emotional trauma and stress;
- motion sickness;
- flu Influenza - expect the unexpected but always .
Side effects and contraindications to the use of homeopathic remedies
Homeopathic remedies have no contraindications, does not cause toxic or allergic reactions Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat .Due to the extremely low concentration of active ingredient homeopathic remedies do not have side effects.Admission homeopathic remedies do not pose a threat to health, they can be taken from early childhood to old age.