All You Ever Need to Know About Homeopathy
Homeopathy is safe, effective, affordable, non-habit forming and comprehensive with no side effects. It can be applied to both acute and chronic health problems with mental, emotional and physical symptoms. It is easily adaptable for self-care.
Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and prepared by licensed companies like Washington Homeopathic Products using strict guidelines of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).
Nearly all homeopathic medicines are available over the counter without a prescription. Homeopathic medicines are safe with no side effects.
Homeopathic remedies are diluted and succussed (vigorously shaken) substances -- animal, mineral, botanical, chemical and organic by HPUS formulation requirements (free of herbicides or pesticides).
Homeopathy effectively treats common ailments including hay fever, minor arthritic pain, colds, flu-like symptoms, cold sores, sinus, indigestion, burns, accidents, shock, etc. Homeopathy is free of counter indications and will not cause drug interactions so it can be utilized in conjunction with other medicinal systems allopathic or complementary alternative medicines.
Homeopathy is a system of medical treatment developed empirically by German physician Samuel Hahnemann from 1794 to his death in 1843. He published The Organon his first compilation of its principles in 1810.
The first American homeopathic medical college was established in Allentown, PA in 1835. At the turn of the 20th century 20% of all medical practitioners in the U.S. were homeopaths (approximately 15,000) and there were 22 homeopathic medical colleges.
A homeopathic renaissance began in the 1980s. In 1990, 2.5 million Americans sought out some form of homeopathic care. By 1999, that number rose to more than 6 million. Retail sales continue to increase at a growth rate unrivaled in the U.S. in a century.
Homeopathy has a global popularity that far exceeds its use in the U.S. In Europe, approximately 40% of all physicians use or refer patients to practitioners of homeopathy. It is integrated into the national health care systems of Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Israel, India, Pakistan and Mexico.
A 1997 survey of US primary care physicians showed that 16% use homeopathy and another 49% want training in its applications.
Many double blind studies have been conducted that indicate the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.
British Royal Family members have been faithful homeopathic patients since the 1830s. Prince Charles reportedly carries homeopathic remedies with him when he travels.
The World Health Organization states that homeopathic medicine is the second most popular medicine in use -- and the first is NOT orthodox, allopathic medicine as practiced in the U.S.
Regular hospitals had 26,000 admissions with a fatality rate of almost 30% during the flu pandemic of 1918. The homeopathic hospitals had 24,000 admissions with a fatality rate of 1.5%.
Other noted supporters include Mahatma Gandhi, Tina Turner, John D. Rockefeller (who used homeopathy throughout his long -- 98 year -- life) and Cindy Crawford (who showed her WHP kit on the Oprah Show). Jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie said, "there have been two revelations in my life -- the first was be-bop and second was homeopathy.
Mother Teresa added homeopathic care to the services of her missions. Mikhail Gorbachev awarded a Soviet physician a gold medal for his work in homeopathy. Vincent Van Goghs painting of his homeopathic physician, Dr. Gachet sold for $82.5 million, one of the highest prices ever paid.
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