Sometime in the past you have probably heard the ancient proverb, Physician, heal thyself, which some sources claim was spoken by the ancient Father of Medicine Hippocrates, although it is found attributed to Jesus Christ in Luke 4:23 of the Bible. Well, sparing ourselves a deep dive into researching the true meaning of the phrase in its original context, you might be happy to know that you don't have to be a physician to heal yourself – if you are to believe the tenets of the homeopathic practice of medicine. As described by webmd.com, homeopathy is a medical system that was developed in Germany in the late 1700s – more than 200 years ago. It was founded on the belief that the body can heal itself. The premise and practice of homeopathy, which has been previously explored and explained in this space, essentially is based on a belief that like cures like, or in more layman's terms, treating a health condition with some hair of the dog that bit you. It involves treating an illness with a tiny dose (the law of minimum dose ) of whatever substance produces similar symptoms, the idea being to produce a triggering of the body's natural defenses. For example, per webmd.com, red onion can make the eyes water, making it a logical ingredient for a homeopathic allergy remedy. Homeopathic practitioners (homeopaths) distill these ingredients, weaken them, through a process known as potentization. Homeopaths exercise a belief that the smaller the dose, the more potent the remedy.
Homeopathy Treats Numerous Health IssuesAmong the health issues that are commonly treated by homeopathy are the following, and keep in mind that many homeopathic products have already been devised and are readily available through providers such as Wonder Labs:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Depression or emotional trauma
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Migraine headaches
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- An assortment of other less-urgent, temporary conditions such as bruises and scrapes, toothaches, nausea, coughs, motion sickness, flu, and colds.