By: Steven D’Antonio
Homeopathy is a system of alternative, natural medicine, which is based on the Law of Similars, the ideal of “like cures like.” Homeopathic medicines have virtually no side effects, and can provide excellent relief for a wide variety of ailments. They do not cause the same allergic reactions or adverse effects as harsh, conventional medicines. Homeopathy uses very small doses of remedies found in nature, but it is not the same as herbal medicine. Where herbal medicine utilizes tinctures, homeopathy utilizes micro-doses of heavily diluted plants, minerals, and other natural substances. The efficacy of homeopathy’s Law of Similars lies in the concept that a medicine will cure sickness if it can cause a similar sickness in a healthy person. For example, a person’s eyes will burn, water, and itch if he/she peels an onion. These symptoms are similar to those experienced during an allergy or a cold. Therefore, a homeopathic micro-dose of red onion (known as Allium Cepa) can help your body heal itself.
Most integrative practitioners recommend pediatrics in the form of those that can be orally ingested, injected, or topically applied. These are safe for patients of all ages. Homeopathy can aid in the relief of headaches, fibromyalgia, migraines, back pain, neck pain, knee or ankle injuries, shoulder pain, TMJ, sciatics, trigeminal neuralgia, sports injuries, neuropathy, sprains or strains of muscles, carpal tunnel syndrome, postoperative pain and rehabilitation, tennis and golfer’s elbow, cold and flu symptoms, allergies, and more. Don’t depend on one-size-fits-all conventional medicines to help you heal. Integrative pain management plans are personalized for your lifestyle, medical history, current health state, and desired results. Whether you have pain resulting from physical trauma or illness, integrative medicine can help.