Although many people are not familiar
with homeopathy it is not a new concept by any means. The
practice of homeopathy can be traced through many cultures and back
thousands of years. The concept of homeopathy is really very
simple. It is used to treat and prevent disease by giving small doses
of a substance that if taken in large doses would cause the same
symptoms of the disease to manifest. This helps the body
build its own resistance to a particuar condition or disease.
This is no different than say, the annual flu shot that many
people receive. A small dose of the flu virus is
administered, the body's immune system then goes to work creating
antibodies and thus the immunity to that particular strain of flu.
The primary difference between
pharmaceutical drugs and homeopathic remedies is that pharmaceutical
drugs only treat the symptoms of a disease. For example over the
counter flu medications only help to ease the aches and pains or clear
sinus congestion. They do not address the flu virus itself.
Homeopathy on the other hand addresses the cause of the symptoms i.e.
the flu virus itself. Eliminating the cause of the illness
clears the body of the symptoms as well.
These natural homeopathic remedies are
based on elements found in nature and have traditionally been used to
treat many ailments and illnesses. They are all natural and