Homeopathy is known as energy medicine and is the second most widely-used system of medicine in the world. It is available in most countries and is gaining in popularity every day. It is currently practiced around the world by homeopaths, pharmacists, medical doctors, and veterinarians.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural yet sophisticated modality of medicine that uses highly diluted doses of substances to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanism. Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle that natural substances are capable, in a diluted form, of curing the same symptoms they cause in a crude form when taken by a healthy person. This is known as the Law of Similars or “like cures like”.
A homeopathic remedy is prepared by diluting the original substance down to the point that not even a single molecule of that substance remains in the homeopathic solution. When a substance, especially a toxic one, is administered in large crude dosages to a healthy body, it will produce specific symptoms of disease, but when this same substance is reduced and diluted to the point where only the “essence” of the substance remains, the new remedy will then stimulate the body’s reactive forces to relieve the symptoms and overcome the condition.
For example, crude arsenic causes symptoms of poisoning, diarrhea, restlessness and anxiety, but in homeopathic doses it will actually relieve symptoms of poisoning. Peeling an onion causes irritating eye and nose discharge, therefore homeopathic onion is a useful remedy for the common cold. Homeopathic remedies are prepared in laboratories and are commonly made from plants, minerals, animal products or even energy substances such as X-rays or radiation.
How Does It Work?
The vibrational pattern of the remedy transfers its information to the vibrational pattern of the disease or health condition. These symptom patterns then interact with one another, and the balanced healing vibration of the remedy quietly cancels out its unbalanced counterpart. It’s really just a shift within the behaviour of the energy field. All diseases are first manifested in the energy field as a type of energetic “blueprint” before ever causing symptoms in the physical body. Interestingly enough, similar disease states have similar “energetic signatures”. Experienced medical intuitives recognize these similar vibrations and are often able to identify the problems based on the “pattern”.
The physical body then absorbs the information in the blueprint and follows the instructions to create new activities at the cellular level. The physical body is a much denser energy field but nevertheless its behaviour is impelled to change by the information conveyed to it by the much lighter electromagnetic fields surrounding the body. Drugs or medications are also heavy energies; they initiate changes by crudely suppressing and/or replacing the body’s functions and natural defense mechanisms. But unfortunately, because they depress many important physiological functions, they result in multiple side effects as well as nutritional deficiencies. In contrast, homeopathy gently creates a shift in the vibration of the imbalance by informing it to change its structure, function and/or physiology.
In addition, many homeopathic remedies are known as “polycrests”, which are remedies which have multiple benefits or multi-purpose. This means that one single remedy can be used for various problems and affect various different systems in the body – physical, emotional or mental.
- Instead of suppressing symptoms, homeopathic remedies support the inherent ability of the body to heal by stimulating the body’s natural defense mechanism
- Homeopathy treats the whole individual and improves general health, not just a specific problem.
- It is very gentle but the results can be very powerful and effective.
- Homeopathy has no harmful side effects, no withdrawal symptoms, and is non-invasive.
- For acute conditions the effects are fast-acting and can provide rapid relief for issues such as bruises, injuries, insect bites, anxiety, indigestion, and physical discomfort.
- It addresses both acute and chronic problems be they physical, mental, or emotional.
- Homeopathic remedies are not contraindicated with any medications; however, medications can limit the efficacy of homeopathic remedies.
- Homeopathic remedies are very cost-effective and usually provide many dosages per product.
- Homeopathic remedies are not tested on animals. They are only given to people to record their experiences with the remedies.
- Homeopathy does not negatively impact the environment. There are no animals killed, no trees cut down, no pollution generated, and no industrial or medical waste.
- Homeopathy is one of the safest health modalities that exists today. It can be used for both people and all animals – puppies, kittens, horses and wildlife.
Who Are the Skeptics?
For homeopaths and the millions of fortunate recipients who have benefited from the remarkable health effects of homeopathic remedies, it is hard to believe that some opponents are so outspoken. They have chosen to idolize evidence-based medicine, despite the fact that chemical medications of all kinds inadvertently harm and/or kill thousands of people and animals every year.
Science has brought healthcare a long way, but it is definitely not foolproof, no matter what modality is being studied or what technique is being used to study it. And science doesn’t know what to do with the concepts that it cannot yet measure, such as the energy fields produced by the dilution process of preparing a homeopathic medicine. But science always catches up, albeit sometimes slowly and with a lot of resistance. But we can’t afford to wait.
It’s very difficult to confront homeopathy with medical testing and clinical trials since homeopathic medicine, similar to other vibrational therapies work on the principle of energy fields. The results are determined by the response of the immune system to a specific vibration, i.e. the remedy, which contains a broad sphere of information capable of shifting disease patterns. However, because of the sensitivity of these energy fields, the remedy can be influenced by the dynamics of the study itself, as well as the people involved.
The same is true in any chemistry lab actually which is why there is so much variation in the therapeutic results in the field of medicine. And need I remind you that many conventional medical procedures have not been supported by solid scientific studies with conclusive clinical trials?
However, several studies have found evidence that vibrational fields can indeed transfer their information. One study showed that the DNA from bacteria and viruses is capable of producing structural changes in water, which persist even when the DNA is highly diluted. These changes actually create electromagnetic signals that scientists can measure. These signals then imprint the DNA structure on other molecules, which project the information from one cell to another. And in another study, a test tube was prepared which contained fragments of DNA while the other contained nothing but pure water.
They were placed in a copper coil that emanated a small electromagnetic field. A few hours later, testing indicated that there were DNA fragments in both tubes. Energy-field studies are on-going but are often not publicized because the visionary and innovative scientists who conduct them are at risk of attacks against their professional integrity and credibility. In the 1980s, the eminent French immunologist Jacques Benviniste reported that white blood cells could be activated to produce an immune response by solutions of antibodies that were diluted so far that they contained none of the original biomolecules at all.
The water molecules appeared to retain the memory of the antibodies that they had previously been in contact with. He explained that biomolecules can communicate with receptor cells by sending out low-frequency electromagnetic signals. He was vilified for his claims, of course, because he went against orthodox thinking, even though it was supported by a great deal of research.
But perhaps not surprisingly skeptics, particularly the vehement ones, are rarely educated in homeopathy other than studying the lack of studies or piggy-backing on other scientist’s opinions. This unscientific attitude of making judgements on topics on which they have very little knowledge nor practice are frequently expressed by common sentiments like “Even if it were true, I wouldn’t believe it” or “I haven’t heard of it before; therefore, it doesn’t exist” or “I don’t understand how it could work, which means that it doesn’t” or “My colleagues belong to an important medical association and they don’t believe in it.”
A lack of understanding or experience in regard to any particular phenomenon is not a refutation of it; it’s just lack of knowledge. Ignorance definitely breeds skepticism; and often a confrontational attitude which serves to deflect the attention off the inexperience. Just human nature really, isn’t it?
Proponents and advocates of homeopathy understand that it is a specialized and sophisticated form of medicine that is frequently just as effective as pharmaceuticals without the side effects. And this is precisely what has them worried. Big Pharma is fighting hard to keep homeopathic medicines off the shelves; they have supported several lawsuits against homeopathic companies. To them, it matters not that homeopathy is a highly effective system of medicine that has safely helped millions of people and animals worldwide. First, do no harm…
When to Use
Homeopathic remedies can be used for virtually all health conditions, including injuries, inflammation, colic, flus, colds, fevers, skin conditions, respiratory problems, allergies, infections, colic, indigestion, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, and behavioural issues.
In acute conditions, homeopathic medicines are very fast acting. Often you will see results within one to two minutes of administering the correct remedy. As a rule, unless otherwise instructed, discontinue the remedy as soon as symptoms disappear; if symptoms reappear, repeat the remedy and use as needed.
Selecting & Administering Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are available in liquid as small white sugar tablets, granules, and pellets and in a liquid form which can be syringed, sprayed, or medicine dropped. Homeopathic medicines can also be used externally in the form of an ointment or liniment.
Pellets and liquids should be administered directly into a clean mouth without food, otherwise the vibration may be absorbed by the food. To administer homeopathic remedies to animals, pellets can be put inside the lip or mouth, or offered on the bottom of a clean pail or dish. You may also dissolve the pellets in a small amount of water and syringe.
For dogs give 2 to 3 pellets and for cats give 1 or 2 pellets. Liquids can be dropped directly into the mouth or added to a small amount of water and medicine dropped. Wait until the pellets have dissolved in the mouth, then follow it up with a little treat and they will look forward to their “medicines” every day. For very difficult animals, add to their drinking water.
Homeopathic remedies should be stored away from sunshine, strong electrical fields such as computers, refrigerators, stoves, or other appliances, and strong aromatic substances such as essential oils.
Marijke van de Water, B.Sc., DHMS
Medical Intuitive & Healer
Author & Educator
Marijke is an empath and gifted healer who has worked with people and animals around the world. It is her calling to help everyone – people and animals – deepen their connection to their Infinite Wisdom and Higher Selves.