Homeopathy is an alternative and complementary medicine. Non-toxic, no side-effects, no dependance to the remedies. It offers a global and unique treatment of precision and rigour that absolutely requires a total and unwavering respect of its basic principles. Otherwise, it is no longer homeopathy.
Homeo = Similar | Pathos = Suffering
Same illness, different cause, different remedy.
It is not the diagnosis that indicates which remedy is right for you, but the root-cause of your state. If your headache is caused by a head injury, a sun stroke, too much alcohol, food poisoning, drugs, emotional trauma or stress, your homeopathic remedy will be totally different. Homeopathy treat YOU and what you are sensitive to not just your symptoms.
The quality of your homeopathic treatment does not rely on a remedy for diagnosis but on the quality of the similarity of your global state and that of the homeopathic remedy. Your individuality is central and the deep resonance between you and the remedy is taken into account. In a chronic treatment, the remedy must fit you in your physical, physiological, mental and emotional level.
Like cures Like. The homeopathic remedy has the capacity to cure the global state and symptoms it has the capacity to induce in a healthy person.
In a crude, material dose, a substance such as arsenic can intoxicate,
while in a homeopathic dose, it can cure the person who shows the same global symptoms as the arsenic intoxication.
Infinitely small doses
Infinitely small doses made from successive dilution and succussion and initial plant, mineral or animal substance.
(See Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier on high dilutions and electro-magnetic messages)
Understanding the root-cause of the imbalance is essential to an in-depth treatment. This humanist aspect of homeopathy is interesed in understanding the person as a whole.
Suppose you suffer from a headache. What caused the headache ? And if we are talking about chronic and recurring headaches, when in your life did they first develop ?
Out of 30 people, each may need a different remedy.
What caused the headache ? A head injury, a tooth extraction, anesthesia or another drug side-effect ? Was it excess food or alcohol ? Sunstroke ? A strong emotion of anger, sadness, fear, injustice, of losing someone dear ? So many different remedies for different causalities. Your right homeoapthic remedy will be selected according to your physical and emotional sensitivity that triggers the imbalance.
The remedy that will cure you at a deep levelor a specific diagnosis may differ from someone else’s remedy.
You understand why causality and individualization are central principles in any homeopathic treatment ?
So it goes for any health issue, imbalance or disease one wishes to address. Wether they are joint, skin, digestive, circulation, reproductive, hormonal, anxiety, depression, concentration, etc.
Any well-trained homeopath will first ask you when and in what context did your symptoms first appear ? It may not be after an emotional stress. Could be related to medication, a vaccine, some unhealthy life style or environment.
There are more than 4 000 homeopathic remedies. The classical homeopathic treatment is a tailor-made treatment, no matter what illness you are addressing. Rigour and precision are needed to find the treatment as best possible suited for you. Fifty people with the same diagnosis may need a different remedy.
This approach observes how the illness is expressed through your physical, physiological, mental, emotional reality and sensitivity. Without individualisation there can not be a real homeopathic treatment.
Knowing the root-cause is not all. We also need to consider the globality of your state and symptoms. Homeopathy considers the globality for it treats and cures the globality.
Looking for peculiar, singular, recurring symptoms or needs that come together with, let’s say, your headache.
Let me share with you the example of pa patient I had who needed to take cold showers whenever she had a migraine. It just came out of nowhere. And she liked to sleep with her windows open, even in winter for the fresh air helped ease the pain. And another patient with migraine craved vinegar and experienced profuse feet perspiration with every migraine onset.
These strange needs and symptoms have nothing to do with pathognomonic symptoms that usually come with a given disease such as fever and muscle pain in the flu. But for a homeopath, they are also what we are looking for to determine your remedy.
The observation of the globality of your state and symptoms are also important to evaluate your improvement through out the follow-up consultations.
- How is your sleep ?
- Digestion ? Stool?
- Body Temperature ? Any excessive chilliness, perspiration?
- Sensitive to specific climates ? Sun, Thunderstorm ?
- How is your appetite ? What are your cravings and aversions ?
- What makes your symptoms worse or better ?
So… I’ve asked you what can cause a headache.
Now if you go to the pharmacy, what treatment will you be offered ?
La loi de la similitude
Hippocrate, Paracelse, the Old Testament, the Bhagavad Gita… they all referred to the law of similarity, like cures like. It is between the years 1782 and 1798 that Samuel Hahnemann worked intensively on what would become the homeopathic remedies. Over years of research he optimized these ideas into a system of medicine.
D’une part, une substance dynamisée en haute dilution, donc homéopathique, est capable de créer une série de symptômes extrêmement précis chez une personne saine, tant au niveau physique, physiologique et émotionnel. Tant que la personne prendra le remède, elle peut maintenir cet état spécifique de symptômes.
D’autre part, cette substance homéopathique rétablira l’énergie vitale chez la personne malade qui présente ces mêmes symptômes caractéristiques. Seul l’homéopathe professionnel saura reconnaître les symptômes caractéristiques de la personne et le remède correspondant. L’homéopathe prescrit donc le remède semblable à l’état global de la personne.
À propos des remèdes et l’infinitésimalité
À propos des remèdes et l’infinitésimalité
How does it all work ?
The “dynamisation” process in making the remedy is unique to homeopathy. The extraction of energy from matter and a small quantity of a substance being turned into a powerful remedy was for 200 years and, up until recently, a disturbing mystery. But recently, 2008 French Nobel Prize winner, virologist Luc Montagnier and a major research on nanoparticles have revealed this : high infinitesimal dilutions contain identifiable traces of the original substance that imitate that substance. We are finally starting to understand and explain the mysterious power of homeopathy. Even though Hippocrates, Paracelse, the Bhagavad Gita, the Old Testament and many more texts refer to the law of similars, it is better understood in the light of recent scientific studies. (See Scientific Research section)