How Homeopathy can help you and your family

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“Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently.” - Mahatma Gandhi

As I sit here with my cup of green tea with mint, a box of tissues to my right and numerous scattered around staring out the window and admittedly feeling rather sorry for myself I want to kick myself for not listening to my inner voice when I felt this cold coming. I started my homeopathic drops an hour ago and I know that I will feel some relief from this blocked nose and sore throat soon enough.
Homeopathy is something I only very recently “discovered”. It is something that for me, like for many of you I believe, I had heard about but thought about as a “hippy” treatment. An alternative medicine that only if you believe it will work this will be the case. A true “it is all in the mind” mentality.
When my father-in-law and then my step grandfather were diagnosed with cancer and I then lost a friend to leukaemia I saw what chemo did to them. It really sparked something in me that I cannot described – I just knew a new passion was starting to grow.

Being a chef and passionate about food and thus what people put in their bodies I started feeling very very aware of seeing the effects that the chemicals that were being ciphered through their bodies was having. I started by changing my focus from French cuisine and “luxury foods” to taking and promoting a healthier approach. This lead to me “stumbling on” and peaking my interest to learn more about homeopathy.
But enough about what led me to homeopathy and more about how I feel it can help you and your family. I often get asked how homeopathy can help more or be better than conventional medicines. This is not something I feel I can or should even try to answer as there are things for which conventional medicine is crucial. The only way I can answer the question is by telling you about my own experiences with homeopathy and what effect and benefits it has had on my family.

 

Cost

This may seem a very odd place to start but in today’s financial climate it is pretty much the first question that passes anyone’s lips when they consider trying something new or unknown to them. For any family financial pressure is a burden they affect the entire family and is usually something everyone would far rather avoid. This means a definite resistance to change. Most of us cut first on something as important as health which of course compromises our mental and physical well-being. In my family I saw a dramatic reduction in expenses such as medicines once we were willing to try homeopathy and saw that it actually works for us.

 

An “all-round healer"

Homeopathy treats symptoms. It balances your immune system thus treating or healing the body as a whole as opposed to conventional medicines that treat or target a specific ailment or area. It can assist in just about any condition whether it is an emotional, mental or physical one. By helping in this manner it allows the body to heal itself. From my understanding the difference between what homeopathy and conventional medicines do to us is that whereas homeopathy is seen as a method or remedy that stimulates the body to find balance, conventional medicine tries to cure by suppressing the symptoms.

 

Safe

Allergies, sensitivities, intolerances and conditions are all concerns in various forms for all or most of us. In my family there is an allergy for paracetemol – an ingredient found in most over the counter cold and flu and pain medications. There is Coeliac’s disease, indigestion, acid reflux, weight issues, balding, cancer, high blood pressure, addiction, smoking (and wanting to quit) and highly strung highly stressed environments. Homeopathic remedies are non-allergenic, non-toxic, non-invasive and non-addictive. It is completely safe to use during pregnancy – from conception to birth and after. It is safe for children and the elderly and safe to take with prescribed medication for chronic ailments or illnesses.

 

Boost Immunity

I chose to list this one separately as I am sitting here being reminded of what this time of year brings. It is winter after all and we all do (not) look forward to less sun and a lot more cold. This puts all of us at risk of being exposed to catching a cold and flu. Homeopathic remedies can help prevent (if you’re not as slack as I am to remember taking them!) as well as treat cold and flu symptoms.

 

Something for everyone

I have mentioned some (or possibly most) of the things we deal with in our family – what I did not say, but hopefully implied, is that all those things have been helped by taking homeopathic remedies. I have suffered from Alopecia due to a poorly assisted and expensive diet plan I was given and the only thing that help with the embarrassing hair loss was homeopathy. Every member of my family that has chosen to give it a try has not looked back.

Perhaps ask yourself the question I asked myself a few years ago: How can natural not be better than chemical? We all want what is best for our families. What is best is surely to at least give consideration to anything that could benefit their health?

"The long-term benefit of homeopathy to the patient is that it not only alleviates the presenting symptoms but it re-establishes internal order at the deepest levels and thereby provides a lasting cure." - George Vithoulkas, Director, Athenian School of Homeopathic Medicine

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