What is Homeopathy?
In Balsam Clinic, we believe in homeopathic medicine which was developed in the late 1700's in Germany and it is common in many European countries. Homeopathy believes that the body can cure itself through stimulation of its natural healing power by the use of a homeopathic remedy which is a substance that brings on symptoms in a healthy person in a very small dose. Homeopathic remedy is a weakened ingredient diluted by water or alcohol several times as part of a process called “potentization.” They believe this step transfers the healing essence “the lower the dose, the more powerful the medicine.”
How Does Homeopathic Remedy Work?
A basic belief behind homeopathy is “like cures like.” In other words, -- treat an illness with similar symptoms by using tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals which are similar in their criteria to the person's symptoms. These remedies trigger the body’s natural defenses. During your appointment, the naturopathic doctor will ask a number of questions about your mental, emotional, and physical health. He will prescribe the remedy that best matches all of your symptoms. Then he will tailor the treatment to meet your needs.