When treating a patient it is important to find the correct homeopathic remedy that will has all of the symptoms similar to the disease and give it to the patient in small doses to help the person to become more healthy.
The controversy surrounding homeopathy and homeopathic remedies relating to its effectiveness as a form of treatment for health conditions revolves around testing it using the scientific method. Since homeopathic remedies are diluted to minute substances that are considered inert, there is not enough active substance to medically test.
The second problem with testing is that the treatment is highly individualized that people with the same disease process will be given different homeopathic remedies because their personality, dreams, and physical symptoms are all included in the choice of which remedy to give each patient.
I have the utmost respect for science and the scientific method however I also think that clinical, observational, and anecdotal research can have powerful results as well. So homeopathic should not be disregarded because of lack of scientific research.
In my next blog I will explain how homeopathic remedies are made and what are the regulations related to homeopathic remedies and homeopathic practitioners.
"Definition of Homeopathy." MedicineNet.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2011. http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3775
"Homeopathy: An Introduction [NCCAM Backgrounder]." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [NCCAM] - nccam.nih.gov Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2011.
Dr. Dae's Bio:
“Dr. Dae" (pronounced Dr. Day) Daemon Jones is a Naturopathic Physician who treats the whole person using safe and effective combinations of traditional and natural methods to produce optimal health and well-being in the lives of her patients.
Reviewed December 23, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith