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Health – 5 things you must know before using homeopathic therapies

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We have broadly covered the topic of homeopathy over the past series of articles and we feel it’s about time we got into some more technical detail about this form of treatment therapy. After all, we promised to ensure that we give you sufficient health information to ensure you are better placed to make more informed decisions. We’ll do our best to keep it simple.

Here are 5 things you must know before using homeopathic therapies.

#1 Understand how homeopathy works

Homeopathy was discovered back in the 18thcentury and it works by introducing into the body microscopic concentrations of natural substances from plants, animals or minerals which are meant to help stimulate the self-healing of the body. It works by triggering the body’s natural responses for pain alleviation, relief of symptoms, self-restoration and overall improve health.

#2 Know whether there are any possible side effects

As things stand, there are no known side effects of homeopathic treatment remedies. This is mostly because they often use small concentrations of natural substances which by the time they are introduced into the body, have become so diluted only leaving behind the healing properties. Because of this, no substances are left behind that are enough to cause the body to react to them and this therefore eliminates the possibilities of side effects.

#3 Every label in a homeopathic remedy means something

Just like any other medication, homeopathic remedies have labels which represent a meaning. These labels will often constitute Latin names followed by numbers and letters. What they basically represent is the number of times a particular natural substance that makes up the treatment therapy has been diluted. These substances are often diluted in a solution which is a mixture of water and alcohol then it’s vigorously shaken.

#4The treatment is delivered in different ways

Depending on the ailment to be treated, homeopathic remedies will be in different forms not limited to tablets, liquid, sprays, ointments or drops. The different delivery systems are meant to increase the effectiveness of the treatment through increasing its ability to be absorbed into the body free of any contaminants. The delivery system will also depend on who is being treated for instance for children, it’s always preferential to use creams, sprays or syrups because they are much easier to administer.

#5You should only work with a brand you trust

Just like any other product, you must be able to ascertain quality before using it. This applies to homeopathic treatments as well. It’s important for you to only work with brands that you have done your due diligence on and verified to be legit. There are many people out there who will attempt to take advantage of the fact that many people don’t know how to identify real treatments from placebos, therefore it’s upon you to do your research and identify legit brands.

With this knowledge in mind, you are well on your way to making your entry into homeopathic treatment remedies like a pro.

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5 notable facts about homeopathy

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If you are new at homeopathy or curious about this natural treatment remedy then it’s important for you to familiarize yourself with the facts as this will enable you make proper and more informed judgment calls. After all, if you are here, you are probably looking at trying out one of these remedies either for yourself or someone you know.

Here are 5 notable facts that you need to know about homeopathy and we trust that they will help you enhance your decision making.

Homeopathy is not a placebo

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Homeopathy treatment remedies have proven to be effective in babies and young children, and adults, as well as in animals, and this therefore demonstrates that it’s not a placebo. The fact that in most cases the patient doesn’t know exactly what medication they are taking helps discredit the placebo argument.

Homeopathy is very cost effective

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Statistics have indicated that homeopathy treatment remedies are over 60 per cent cheaper than conventional medication, and some patients even suggest that these remedies are more effective. This means that they can help both individuals and families to cut down on their health expenditure.

Homeopathy is not a fad

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Many critics have suggested that homeopathy is just a fad because of the heavily marketed natural approach to medicine but this can’t be further from the truth. The fact is that homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and is therefore likely to be around for the next foreseeable future. In fact, it has been a very integral part of health systems in major European economies such as Italy, Germany and France.

Homeopathy has been proven to be safe

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The practice of homeopathy has proven to be very safe with very minimal side effects, in addition to the fact that patients can rely on it even if they are using conventional medicine at the same time. In fact, it’s much safer than conventional medicine which is responsible for thousands of deaths annually as a direct result of adverse reactions to medication.

Homeopathy treatments are evidence based

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We tackled this point in our previous article where we highlighted some of the studies that have proven the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. This goes to demonstrate that homeopathy is actually an evidence based treatment method.

The beauty about these facts is that they can be verified and this is because homeopathy is a form of treatment that has been around for over 200 years therefore there are multiple documented success stories from both patients and doctors.

All in all it’s very important for you to do your own due diligence so that you can verify fact from fiction and be better placed to make informed choices about your health.