Updated: Jul 4
So what’s out there this month, what can I throw at you that may be of interest??
There’s always an awareness day or week going on, be it UK or international. One that interests me and perhaps it may just you is Homeopathy, and would you believe it actually has an awareness week on an international basis. Starting from April 10th ~ 16th. This is organised by World Homeopathy Awareness Organisation, the week is a celebration of both homeopaths and those who have been healed with homeopathy. The date of 10th April was chosen to mark the start of this event as it is the birthday of Dr Samuel Hahnemann, the German physician who is credited with creating homoeopathy.
What is Homeopathy?
Dr Samuel Hahnemann,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Hahnemann the founder of Homeopathy, established the fundamental principles of the science and art of Homoeopathy. He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases. Before Hahnemann, medicines were given on speculative indications, mainly on the basis of authority without experimental verification.
How Does It Work?
Homeopathic medicines ~ known as remedies ~ are made from substances designed to help stimulate the body’s healing ability. They are complementary or alternative medicines
A basic belief behind homeopathy is “like cures like.” In other words, something that brings on symptoms in a healthy person can ~ in a very small dose ~ treat an illness with similar symptoms. This is meant to trigger the body’s natural defences.
Is it Safe?
Homeopathy has been practised worldwide for 250 years. A very gentle complementary medicine that rarely causes side effects. This enables it to be suitable for adults, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
What Conditions Does Homeopathy Treat?
It’s used for a wide variety of health issues, including some chronic illnesses:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
It can also be used for minor issues like bruises, scrapes, toothaches, headaches, nausea, coughs, and colds.
Why Try Homeopathy?
What Happens When You Visit A Homeopath?
I myself used homeopathy when I had an operation a few years back. I used Arnica. Arnica is known for reducing pain, swelling, and bruising. The delightful flower has been used for hundreds of years. My recovery was remarkable and I put that down to the Arnica and a dash of positive vibes. Either way, I can fully recommend it and let's face it, what is there to lose.
Happy Homeopathy Week, enjoy the read, go forth and dip your toe into the beauty of alternative medicine.
To see what news and events are being organised to celebrate Homeopathy Awareness Week, visit www.homeopathyawarenessweek.com