Dr. Mary Alice Cooper, MD
St. Raphael Medical Center

Classical Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a therapeutic system of medicine developed by Samuel Hahnemann nearly 200 years ago in Germany. Since that time it has spread to every country of the world.

Homeopathy is a safe, effective system of natural medicine used by millions of people worldwide to achieve wellness. Homeopathic medications (called remedies) are prepared from natural sources, are used in extremely small amounts, and are recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They are non-toxic substances, and when properly administered, can be used safely with infants, children, adults and animals.

Homeopathy is based on the principle that "like cures like." That is, if a substance can cause symptoms of disease in a healthy person, then it can cure a sick person suffering from similar symptoms. Suppose a person has hay fever, with watery eyes and burning nasal discharge. Instead of giving an antihistamine, a homeopath might prescribe Allium cepa - a tiny dose of onion, specially prepared by a homeopathic pharmacy according to the guidelines required for homeopathic medications.

Homeopathy regards symptoms as the body's healthy attempt to restore itself to balance. A homeopathic physician will choose a remedy that supports the symptoms -  rather that opposing them or suppressing them as commonly happens in conventional medicine.

Homeopathy recognizes that each person manifests illness in a unique and slightly different way. That is why two people with the same illness will not necessarily receive the same homeopathic medication.

Unlike the "one size fits all" approach often used in conventional medicine, a homeopath chooses a remedy that matches a person's unique symptom picture -  including physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.

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