This article describes how homeopathic medicines are made, including a discussion of what ingradients are used and why these substances are such potent healing agents.
Types of medicines used in homeopathy
Homeopathy, like conventional physiology and pathology, recognizes that symptoms do not simply represent something "wrong" with the person but rather that they are actually the body's defense against infection and/or stress. The body creates symptoms in its effort to defend and heal itself.
Various substances from the plant, mineral or animal kingdomes are regularly used in homeopathy, and almost any type of material can become a homeopathic medicine. Once a homeopathic "proving" is conducted (an experiment done to discover what a substance causes in overdoese and thus what it will cure in homeopathic dose.), it is then known how that medicine can be useful when given in homeopathic doses.
Some homeopathic medicinees from the plant kingdon include onion (Allium cepa), ipecac root (Ipecacuahna), and poison ivy (Rhus toxicodendron). Some homeopathic medicines from the mineral kingdom include calcium (Calcarea carbonate), arsenic (Arsenicum), and salt (Natrum muriaticum). Some homeopathic medicines from the animal kingdom include bee venonm (Apis mellifica), rattle-snake venom (Croatalus horridus), and dog's milk (Lac cantinum). It should be noted that homeopathic medicines are listed by their Latin name, because homeopaths insists on being precise in describing the specific species they use in their medicines.
You might be asking why substances such as snake venom and arsenic are used in homeopathic remedies. Various strange and even poisionous substances are used in homeopathy because they have been found to cause a pattern of symptoms similar to what sick people experience. Therefore, by taking small, specially prepared doses of these substances, one can eliminate their toxic effects while maintaining their healing benefits. Homeopaths use such small doses of these substances that even homeopathy's strongest critics assert that homeopathic medicines are basically safe. It should also be noted that although homeopathy use strange substances, so does every system of medicine. Conventional medicine uses drugs derived from mold (penicillin) and preganant horse's urine (Premarin), to list but a few examples, yet few people call physicians "witch doctors" for doing so.
How to make a Homeopathic remedy ?
How are homeopathic remedies made?
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Some examples of hoemopathic medicines
When you are chopping an onion, your eyes tear up, and you might experience a watery,burning discharge from your nose. These symptoms are aggravated when you are in a warm room, and they are reduced if the room is cool. Homeopathyic doses of onion (Allium cepa) are used to treat people with a cold or allergies if they exhibit similar symptoms. If, however, a person with a cold has a stringy yellow nasal discharge that is aggravated by exposure to cold or open air, then a medicine using onion is not prescribed but rather Kali bichromicu (potassium bichromate). It is intially confusing but ultimately logical that homeopaths use ipecac root (Ipecacuahna) to treat people with certain types of nausea and vomiting. It is commonly known that ipecac root causes nausea and vomiting, and because of this, it has an important place in emergency medicine as a method of inducing vomiting if someone has ingested certain poisons. In homeopathy, Ipecacuanha is used to treat people who experience symptoms similar to what Ipecacuahna is known to cause; constant nausea with no relief from vomiting, lack of thirst with increased salvation, and a clean pinkish tongue despite indigestion