Q: How is homeopathy different from naturopathy?
Homeopathy is based on a complete system of medicine. Naturopathy uses a variety of natural treatments, including herbalism, vitamins, detoxification, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, as well as homeopathy. Some naturopaths have taken postgraduate courses in homeopathy; others use homeopathic products based on naturopathic training.
Q: How is homeopathy different from herbal medicine?
Herbal medicines are prepared solely from botanical substances. Homeopathic medicines come from many different sources, including plants, minerals, and some animal products. They are prepared according to specific guidelines to minimize the actual content of the original material, while maximizing the remedy’s effectiveness.
Q: Is homeopathy just a new trend?
Homeopathy has been widely used for over 200 years. It is a respected form of medicine in many other parts of the world, especially in Europe and India, where it is commonly used in clinics and hospitals. In England, the Queen has a homeopathic physician.
Q: What kinds of problems can be treated with homeopathy?
All illnesses can be treated homoeopathically – from simple acute problems like minor injuries and common children’s illnesses to more serious chronic conditions such as auto-immune diseases, behavioural and emotional conditions, and bacterial, viral, or yeast infections. Homeopathy works gently and naturally, without the side effects associated with other treatments. When used knowledgeably, homeopathic treatment is capable of producing lasting results by strengthening the body’s own healing mechanisms to improve your overall level of health.