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The Benefits of Homeopathic Treatment
- Homeopathic treatment options include herbal remedies
- Homeopathic options can also include herbal pain relievers
Although most of us have put our trust in physicians and pharmaceutical companies to treat what ails us, there are other options. Homeopathic treatment has been around for centuries but is only now beginning to gain popularity among consumers who see it as a legitimate option for their health needs. Below is an explanation of homeopathic treatment and its potential benefits for patients.
Understanding Homeopathic Treatment
Before you decide to receive homeopathic treatment, be aware of what the process involves. Generally, herb and plant essences are used to treat the problems of a patient. You go to a specific professional known as a homeopath. He or she diagnoses your particular problem and prescribes a treatment most connected to your health situation.
Homeopathic treatment is considered complementary that means it can effectively be combined with other treatment options, including traditional approaches and other alternatives, such as acupuncture and herbal medicines. Almost any health condition can be treated in this method, including chronic conditions like eczema and migraines.
If you ask practitioners of homeopathic treatment what benefits can be gained from their procedures, they will offer up plenty. One is the low cost of the treatments when compared to more traditional measures. For example, while a prescription might cost anywhere from $50 to $100 or more, most of these treatments cost just a couple of cents per day even for chronic conditions.
Another claimed benefit is the lack of side effects. Many of the most common prescription drugs can cause other health problems, including kidney and liver damage, increased risk of heart damage, and other serious effects. Most homeopaths claim their treatments offer no side effects, although this claim has never been scientifically evaluated. What is probably true is that the risks of becoming dependent on the treatment, as one might with prescription anti-anxiety or pain relief medications, is very slim.
Individuals concerned about animal testing may appreciate that these treatments are never used on animals. Instead, all of them are first used on humans. Some of them have a long history of use so their supposed safety has been well-established and no further testing is needed. Plus, creating these treatments is generally safer for the environment.
Additional Benefits of Homeopathic Treatment
In addition to the benefits described above, most homeopaths would suggest that any of their treatments could be combined with no problem with prescription drugs. The reason, according to the practitioners, is because both the medication and the homeopathic treatment are working on different energy planes. Whether that is true or not, the risk of nasty interactions is probably not as great as when you are combining actual drugs. However, you need to remember that not all-natural things are safe for all people. While most of these treatments are fine and cause no health problems in patients, you should discuss them with your physician. While modern medicine once universally frowned on these types of alternatives, they are getting more respect from the medical community. Your physician may even be able to recommend a homeopathic practitioner in your area.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
One Response to “The Benefits of Homeopathic Treatment”
I bought numerous books on homeopathic remedies and have been using them with my family. There are times when I still need to take them to the doctor, but more often than not these tried and true remedies work every time.February 23rd, 2009 at 12:52 pm