is a safe, effective system of natural medicine, used
by millions of people worldwide for more than 200 years.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from natural sources,
are used in extremely small amounts, and are recognized
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They are non-toxic
and, when properly administered, can be safely used
with infants, children, adults, and animals.
Homeopathy is based on the principle that “like
cures like.” That is, if a substance can cause
symptoms of disease in a healthy person, then it can
cure a sick person suffering from similar symptoms.
Suppose a person has hay fever, with watery eyes and
a burning nasal discharge. Instead a giving an antihistamine
to dry up the discharge, a homeopath might recommend
Allium cepa a tiny dose of onion, specially prepared
by a homeopathic pharmacy in accordance with FDA approved
guidelines because onion is known to cause watery eyes
and a burning nasal discharge.
recognizes that each person manifests illness in a unique
and slightly different way. That is why two people with the
same illness will not necessarily receive the same homeopathic
remedy. Unlike the “one size fits all” approach
often used in conventional medicine, a homeopath chooses a
remedy that matches a person’s unique symptom profile-
including physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.
The principles of homeopathy were developed into a system
of medicine by the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843).
Homeopathy spread quickly throughout Europe and the rest of
the world, including the U.S. The exact mechanism by which
homeopathy works is unknown, but 200 years of clinical experience
along with research published in such medical journals as
The Lancet, Pediatrics, and the British Medical Journal have
confirmed homeopathy’s effectiveness.