Fundamentals of Homeopathy - Basic Constitutional
Types - Preparation Techniques of Medicine
- Diagnosis - Role
in Medicine & Role in Allopathic
There is no doubt that medical science
has made remarkable progress with regard to the identification and
treatment of disease. It is however also true, that the emphasis
in modern medicine appears to be the identification and treatment
of disease. Very often this treatment may only address the presenting
symptoms thereby easing the patient's discomfort. Surgery is too
often suggested for ailments which, with minor lifestyle adaptations,
good nutrition, fresh air and exercise would probably cease to exist.
Homeopathy embraces a holistic approach,
with a greater emphasis on preventative behaviour which in essence
requires the active participation of the patient. The patient who
presents with any specific ailment may find that the practitioner
may treat the symptoms in the short term, but will be looking for
a far wider understanding of the personality, lifestyles, emotions
and diets of the patient to find the underlying cause of the disease.
Once the practitioner is confident the cause has been identified,
he or she will prescribe remedies to address the underlying cause.
Homeopathic remedies differ in essence
from other medicines in the preparation process and practitioners
will attempt to make use of natural, non-toxic, non-invasive procedures
wherever possible facilitating the body's own ability to heal itself
with minor interventions.
Today's stressful lifestyles, high
urban pollution levels, inadequate nutrition, exercise and stress
management techniques, create the environment for the onset of disease.
Homeopathy attempts to restore the balance required by the human
body for optimum health, without the harmful side effects which
result from the use of chemical drugs.