That is the
question of the ages!
We know it
works – but how?
Well, science is finally beginning to evolve
enough to answer that question.
You may not know this fact, but
homeopathic remedies are made from very dilute solutions of medicinal
So, you ask, if they are so dilute,
what makes them effective?
Thanks to the work of over a dozen
research labs in the U.S., France, Italy, Russia and India, we now know that
the homeopathic remedy manufacturing process produces significant numbers of
nanoparticles of the medicinal substance every time a remedy is made. Nanoparticles are tiny - ranging in size from 1 nanometer (nm) on a side up to
1000 nm or more.
What makes a nanoparticle special?
Science has confirmed that
nanoparticles have properties quite unlike ordinary bulk materials (like OTC
and prescription drugs), providing greater bioavailabilty with improved rates
of absorption and enhanced catalytic ability for chemical and biochemical
reactions. In simpler terms, what that means is less of
something is actually more in many ways!
Homeopathic nanoparticles are
capable of initiating a process in nature called hormesis. Hormesis is a term from pharmacology,
toxicology and physiology that refers to
the way the body adapts over
time to low levels of stressors or toxins. Its effects have been demonstrated
in over 8,000 scientific studies.
Disease is often the result of
this same adaptive capacity of the body. When faced with an infectious agent or
cumulative stress, the body has the capacity to change from a healthy state to
an unhealthy one – and often does. The symptoms we express when we are ill are
a result of that adaptive state.
Scientists are now beginning to
see that homeopathic remedies appear to work by hormetically (and gently)
signaling one’s body to reverse the many adaptive changes the body has made to
combat infection or chronic stressors.
In short – the remedies trigger the body’s innate ability to heal. They work with
the body – rather than against it the way most ordinary drugs do (ie, anti-inflammatories, anti-biotics, etc.)
is – homeopathy is a gift to humankind.
It’s fully compatible with the known laws of healing; it works
synergistically with the health-giving/health-protecting microbes in the body and
the immune system, and it’s consistently shown vastly superior environmental sustainability. In short, homeopathy provides you and your
family with one of the safest and most efficacious methods of treating and
resolving illness ever described in the history of medicine.
About Dr. Lisa Samet:
Dr. Lisa Samet N.D. provides Washington Homeopathic Products with a weekly column on using homeopathy for the family. She's a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathic medicine and she's a partner with Dr. Andre Saine N.D. She is perhaps best known as a guest expert on homeopathy used by Dr. Mehmet Oz M.D. on the popular TV program - the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Samet graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and has been practicing in Montreal since then. She was born and raised in New York.
Dr. Samet has chosen to focus on homeopathy because in her experience it is the deepest healing modality available in that it does not just soothe or palliate symptoms but can actually stimulate the body to start to heal itself. Dr. Samet sees patients in her Montreal office as well as long distance using Skype. Learn more here: Dr. Lisa Samet. You can follow her on Facebook as well.
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