Which illnesses can be treated with homeopathy?
The answer to this question could not be more simple: none!
This is not my opinion but the general consensus amongst critical thinkers and people who adhere to the principles of evidence-based medicine – a group that evidently does not include homeopaths. Take this website, for instance; it advocates homeopathy for almost every conceivable condition:
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Homeopathic medicines can be used for numerous illnesses, both acute and chronic. In an acute illness such as the flu or gastroenteritis, for example, the homeopath will choose the homeopathic medicine by taking into consideration and assessing the signs and symptoms exhibited by the patient from the beginning of the illness.
This is the medication or medications that will be administered to the patient with the aim of quickly reversing the pathological process and restoring optimal health.
In the case of a chronic illness such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis or chronic gastroenteritis, the homeopathic physician will, in addition to assessing the current clinical symptoms of the illness, also take into consideration other general signs in the patient.
He will give equal importance to the person’s pathological background, their build, character, personality, attitude towards life etc.
All of this information will enable the homeopathic physician to identify the best medicine or medicines needed for the patient’s recovery.
Homeopathic treatment can space out the relapses that occur in chronic conditions, until they eventually disappear.
Numerous illnesses can be treated with homeopathy – in many cases the treatment is curative and in some cases it is palliative, when the illness is irreversible.
Some of the illnesses that respond best to homeopathic treatment are as highlighted below:
ENT and bronchial problems
- Stomach complaints
- poor digestion,
- duodenal ulcer,
- canker sores.
All types of muscle and/or joint pain due to arthrosis or arthritis:
- neck pain,
- shoulder pain,
- elbow pain,
- wrist pain,
- Back pain,
- knee pain,
- ankle pain,
- contractures etc.
- All types of trauma
- bone fractures etc.
- Recurrent urinary infections,
- Period pains,
- period disorders,
- menopausal complaints,
- Eczema, hives,
- Acne vulgaris, acne rosacea,
- Recurrent boils, verucas, plantar warts,
- Molluscum contagiosum,
- Herpes simple and zoster
- Headaches and migraines.
- Eye problems
- styes, dacryocistitis,
Behavioural and psychiatric disorders
- mental fatigue,
- Pediatric problems,
- Ear infections,
- skin complaints,
- canker sores,
- teething problems,
- sleep disorders,
- educational attainment issues,
- behavioural issues.
- Depleted immune defences,
- Recurrent infections affecting the throat,
- sinuses, nose, ears,
- connective tissue, larynx,
- bronchial tubes,
- bladder etc.
For the treatment of the diverse symptoms that appear over the course of the illness. Homeopathy can improve the patient’s general wellbeing and counteract the side effects of other treatments.
These are just a few examples, but the list could be endless – it is important to stress that homeopathy is very effective in pathologies that are difficult to establish or those with contradictory or paradoxical symptoms.
In recurrent illnesses, homeopathic medicines can boost the defences and help to regulate the sufferer’s body in order to prevent further relapses.
Homeopathy is an excellent preventive medicine.
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Some of us wonder why homeopathy continues to be popular in many parts of the world. The answer seems obvious: homeopathy is popular mostly because consumers fail to understand what it really is and therefore fall for the uncounted lies published by homeopaths and other interested parties.
If this is so, we urgently need factual and easy to understand information for consumers – and guess what: this is precisely the aim of the book I have just published – for the 1st review of this book, see here.