Imagine a form of medicine that treats acute as well as chronic diseases, may be used on animals, does not have negative side effects or adverse reactions, and has no toxic chemical properties. In Western medicine, where conventional drugs (both prescription and over-the-counter) prevail, the belief is that a treatment that is powerful and yet gentle on the body is not altogether plausible. Fortunately, such an alternative does exist--in the powerful yet gentle treatments of homeopathic medicine.
Homeopathy is a system for treating and preventing disease in which minute amounts of a substance, that in large amounts causes disease symptoms, are given to healthy individuals to enhance the body's natural defenses. Homeopathic remedies have been used for generations all over the world--in more than 80 different countries. With over 100,000 doctors using homeopathy in their daily practice and over 300 million patients using it in their daily lives, homeopathy is the primary healing process for many.
Homeopathy has a long history of curing people and today is growing more popular even in Europe and South America. Yet until now this medicinal treatment has been relatively ignored by doctors in the United States.
According to the 2007 Shift Report article, "Health Care: A New Model in Medicine" (Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA), over the past century medical care and insurance costs have escalated, millions of Americans have gone without health coverage, and iatrogenic (medically induced) illnesses have increased due to the economic pressures and work overload that medical professionals currently endure.
Now is the time for Americans to become familiar with economically efficient and impressively effective homeopathic medicine.
The good news is that the necessity for change in Western medicine is starting to be recognized and people are beginning to embrace alternatives. The Shift Report article says, "While there is ample reason for concern, this crisis is leading to breakthrough and transformation. Patients and professionals alike are demanding that the heart and soul of medicine be reinstated...Researchers and clinicians are attempting to understand better the nature of the mind-body healing system." Perhaps Western medicine has had to reach a state of crisis in order for Westerners to be able to more fully envision alternatives? Whatever the cause for awakening, homeopathic medicine is a welcome complement to the American wellness consciousness.