What Is Homeopathy?

When you are looking for an alternative treatment for your symptoms, consider an alternative medicine doctor for functional medicine in Silver Spring, MD, like from Atlantis Medical Wellness Center, who believe your own body has the potential to heal. With the right guidance and support, it is possible to restore balance and alleviate the symptoms of the conditions. 

Since the 18th century, homeopathy has been used to treat various illnesses and diseases. Even today, the Royal Families of England have their own in-house homeopathic doctor. The idea of homeopathy is simple, and comes down to one saying “like cures like.” In other words very small amounts of a natural substance that may cause illness in a healthy person may cure the symptoms in an unhealthy person. 

What Does Homeopathy Treat?

Homeopathy has been used to treat many different conditions; however, we find patients with the following issues have the most success:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies (Certain ones)
  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Disorders of the skin
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Digestive problems
  • Chronic pain

Homeopathy views symptoms of illnesses and disease as the reaction rather than the cause. Thus, unlike conventional medicine which tends to focus on treating the symptoms, homeopathic doctors seek to identify the root cause and heal from the inwards – out.  For example, if a patient seeks an alternative medicine doctor for chronic headaches, and it is discovered that the patient also has high stress, the doctor may encourage a reduction in stress to assist in alleviating the headaches. 

In Homeopathy, Natural Substances Are Used

Homeopathy makes use of natural substances. These may be derived from herbs, roots, barks, fruits, minerals, mushrooms, and more. The dose will be carefully prepared for by the alternative medicine doctor, and is typically made specifically for the patient. Side effects are rare, as is overdosing, addiction, or death. 

Homeopathy for Asthma and Allergies

As an alternative medicine clinic, many of our patients come to us for asthma and allergy relief. Homeopathy is considered to be an effective treatment for both of these conditions, and has been used to treat patients of all ages. The way homeopathy treats allergies is simple. The patient is given a microdose of the substance he or she is actually allergic to. So, if there is a pollen allergy, a homeopathic tincture consisting of pollen will be given. Studies suggest 1-2 weeks is needed before there are noticeable results. A similar method of treatment is used for asthma related symptoms. Bear in mind, other alternative treatments may be recommended alongside homeopathy.

Alternative Medicine 

If you are ready to explore alternative medicine treatments, such as homeopathy, please call a clinic. They would be happy to schedule an appointment with you regarding your needs, symptoms, and treatment options. 

For an appointment with an alternative medicine doctor, call a clinic today.