What is homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicines contain small amounts of natural substances that stimulate a healing response within our bodies. The benefits of using homeopathy are that is it safe for everyone, including pregnant women, children, and the elderly. Homeopathic medicines are also highly cost effective; a supply costing 10-12 dollars can last a month or more. While some homeopathic remedies are easily used at home for acute conditions like bumps and bruises, prescribing homeopathic medicines for serious acute and chronic conditions requires a highly developed skill set. Homeopathy is a system of applied pharmacology, in other words it is a method of using medicines to stimulate the innate healing power of our bodies. Homeopathic medicines are only homeopathic if they are used following this specific method, based on the paradoxical principle of "like cures like." Proper homeopathic prescribing is done best by physicians that are extensively trained, which requires years of experience. Not only prescribing, but also dosing, follow-up, and case management are essential in effectively using homeopathic medicines.
Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the FDA and can be used for almost any ailment. They can be used to compliment many treatments and Dr. Layman frequently finds homeopathic treatment at the core of her practice. Homeopathic care allows you to become the healthiest version of yourself, to harmonize and vitalize your mind, body, and spirit. Homeopathic treatment brings true healing as the body is rebalanced and symptoms are eliminated, not suppressed by outside influences. Patients of homeopathy enjoy greater focus, energy, and joy. If you are interested in learning more about the basics of homeopathic medicines, please enjoy Homeopathy: Beyond Flat Earth Medicine, a simple and informative book by Timothy Dooley, MD.