Treatment with homeopathic medicines is carried out only by a homeopath - a certified doctor who has not only a basic clinical specialization, but also additional training in homoeopathic therapy methods with a corresponding certificate of qualification. It should be noted that the longer the practice of a homeopath, the more extensive his knowledge and experience, and the practical skills allow solving the most difficult problems of patients.
Even before our era, the famous Greek healer Asklepiad said that the best remedy for fever is ... The fever itself.
If the conventional symptomatic therapy (allopathy) directs all its efforts to getting rid of the manifestations of the disease, the homeopath seeks to activate the internal capabilities and systems of adaptation of the organism and cure it. In homeopathy it is considered that the disease is the response of the body to a negative factor, and the symptoms of any diseases are a manifestation of the organism's struggle with the disease and its causes. And this reaction is always individual. It depends on many factors, including heredity, age, constitutional features of the body and its physiological capabilities.
The main postulate of the alternative therapeutic system - homeopathy - "like treats like that." That is, to cure the disease, the patient needs to give a substance that causes the same symptoms. That's only the dose of this substance should be microscopic.
Who is a homeopath and what kind of diseases does he treat?
Homeopathic preparations in the body do not accumulate, do not cause allergies and practically do not give side effects. These therapeutic agents in their composition contain various minerals, chemical compounds, metals, medicinal plants, products of animal origin and even ultra-small doses of toxins.
When a homoeopathic remedy is recommended in a pharmacy (hinting at its naturalness and harmlessness), a real homeopath considers it a profanation and a violation of the basic principles of this therapeutic technique.
When should I go to a homeopath?
As practice shows, in the first place, you should go to a homeopath when all the possibilities of traditional therapy are exhausted, and the disease does not recede. And, as the homeopaths themselves say, often they are treated by patients who have lost all hope of a cure. Sometimes this visit is too late because of the irreversibility of pathological processes. And then a hopelessly sick person can hear: "Well, why did not you come to a homeopath before, because we could help you ..."
Since homeopathic preparations do not cause allergies, you should contact the homeopath when it comes to the health of children, pregnant women and people prone to allergic reactions, including drugs. Since homeopathic treatment involves a change in the state of health for the better, it is particularly appropriate to use for the treatment of children with reduced immunity, which often get sick.
What tests should I take when I go to a homeopath?
Usually, patients go to the homeopath not with empty hands, but with a medical card or an extract from the medical history, as well as the results of clinical tests (blood, urine, biopsy), X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, etc. And if the doctor is not enough, he will determine what tests to pass when addressing a homeopath.
If a person does not go to a regular medical institution about his illness, then it is necessary to pass tests, undergo examination or consult a specialist. First, you yourself will know what you need to be treated for. Secondly, the homoeopathic doctor needs clinical data to accurately monitor the course of treatment and the dynamics of the disease.
What methods of diagnosis does the homeopath use?
The homeopathic method of therapy differs significantly from the generally accepted allopathic method, and for the successful treatment of the patient the stage of revealing the most accurate list of signs and conditions of manifestation of pathology is extremely important. It is the complete picture of the patient's symptoms that will allow him to find the right homeopathic remedy.
In addition to the usual examination of the patient, the methods of diagnosis that the homeopath uses include detailed elucidation of the individual features of the constitution and the psychological state of the patient. And here the homeopath will ask the patient about what he was sick in childhood, what vaccinations he was given, what traumas or operations he suffered, what hurt his parents or children. The doctor will definitely ask how a person eats and sleeps, how he reacts to the change of seasons and weather conditions, what physical activities are performed ... Based on all these data, the specialist will conduct a comprehensive analysis of the health status, identify the specific course of the disease and only then make a treatment plan and will write out the corresponding drug.
What does the homeopath do?
After establishing or clarifying the clinical diagnosis of the patient, the homeopathic doctor prescribes the treatment and selects the necessary remedy. The effectiveness of treatment directly depends on the correct selection of the drug, which the expert appoints, taking into account all the characteristics of the organism of a particular patient.
In addition, the homeopath monitors the course of treatment at all its stages and, if necessary, adjusts the dosage of the drugs, and often resorts to the cancellation of some funds and the appointment of others.
What diseases are treated by a homeopath?
Homeopathy does not cure diseases that require urgent surgical intervention, as well as acute infectious diseases, mental and venereal diseases, certain metabolic pathologies (for example, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or thyroid dysfunction-hypothyroidism). As the main method of treatment, homeopathy is not used for oncological diseases.
Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of the homeopathy Christian Friedrich, said that "the fastest, most gentle and final restoration of health or the elimination and destruction of the disease in its entirety by the shortest, most reliable and safe method is the highest ideal of treatment." And today classical homeopaths adhere to the basic laws formulated by Hahnemann:
cure occurs in accordance with certain laws laid down in nature;
curing bypassing these laws is impossible;
there are no diseases as such, only sick people;
disease is a state of dynamic nature, and the medicine must be the same;
at each stage of the disease the patient needs only one medicine. If this medicine is not found, then it can not be cured, but can get temporary relief.
Treatment with homeopathy is effective in chronic diseases, and if you contact a specialist in time, you can be cured of them.
Advices of a homeopathic physician to those who take homeopathic remedies:
When treating homeopathy, you can not drink coffee (including soluble), and also eat foods that have caffeine: black chocolate, green and strong black tea and beverages based on coca (pepsi-cola, etc.).
When treating homeopathy, you should not use medicinal herbs, especially mint. Mint neutralizes the action of homeopathic remedies.
When treating homeopathy, severe stress, mental overexertion and lack of sleep should be avoided.
Agree, not such impossible conditions ... Moreover, the homeopath can really save you from the disease, and not only from its external manifestations and pain.
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Medical expert editor
Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich
Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"
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