What Is Homeopathy?

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Our bodies were designed with the most incredible system of fighting off diseases and healing itself. However, with our always-on lifestyle, we don’t give our bodies the time that it needs to kick this into gear. If we feel that we have a cold, we just take a tablet – which has been prescribed by a doctor and that we have bought over the counter at a pharmacy – and keep ongoing. Although this may provide short-term relief, in the long term, it does nothing. This constant taking of medication has weakened our immune systems and has made us vulnerable to superbugs which leave massive devastation in their wake.

Homoeopathy offers an alternative form of medicine.

Definition Of Homeopathy

The practice of homoeopathy was developed based on the belief that the body can heal itself. Homoeopaths use substances found in nature – such as those derived from plants and minerals – to stimulate the body’s healing processes.

The principle behind homoeopathy is ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance which provokes a certain reaction in a healthy person will – in small doses – cure a person who is suffering from an illness with similar symptoms. To illustrate this point, red onions cause the person cutting them to cry. Thus, red onion is used in many homoeopathic remedies for allergies.

What Are Common Homeopathic Remedies?

Here are some of the most commonly used homoeopathic remedies.


This remedy is used for shock, a  sore throat, or to treat a headache.


Apis is used to treat insect bites and stings.


If someone is suffering from food poisoning, you should give them Arsenicum.


This remedy is administered to a person who is suffering from fever or sunstroke. It is also used effectively for skin conditions such as boils.

How Effective Is Homeopathy?

Proponents of allopathic medicine state that there is no scientific proof that homoeopathy works. One of the main reasons that medical researchers give is that it is impossible for a medication – with little to no active ingredients – to work. These people also say that because there are hundreds of different remedies which are prescribed in many different ways, it’s impossible to draw any reliable conclusion. Unlike when you bet at, there is no clear result.

However, some people swear by homoeopathy and its ability to cure. Some medical and allied medical practitioners (such as maxillofacial surgeons and physiotherapists) actually prescribe arnica in order to reduce swelling.

A lot of people report relief, after taking homoeopathic medication, for the following ailments:

  • Allergies
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome

There’s no right answer to the question: “Should I take homoeopathic remedies?” If you suffer from any of the ailments in the list above and want to try a different medication than the ones you’ve tried before, then homoeopathic remedies could be a good option. However, if you have a life-threatening disease, such as cardiovascular disease or asthma, rather stick to the medication prescribed by a doctor. Also, opt to have allopathic vaccines as these are tried and tested.