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Homeopathy Vancouver vs Conventional Medicine

How is homeopathy different from conventional medicine? Homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body to recover itself. Let’s look at an example: the common cough.

First of all, with homeopathy, we must understand that all symptoms, no matter how uncomfortable they may be, represent the body’s attempt to restore itself to health. Instead of looking at the symptoms as malfunctions which must be set right, homeopathy sees them as the body’s attempt to heal itself.

Secondly, homeopathy looks at the totality of the symptoms presented. We each experience a cough from time to time but for a variety of differing reasons. Yet conventional medicine acts as if all coughs were identical and were caused by the same culprit. Therefore, conventional medicine offers a series of drugs to suppress the cough, usually it’s something which dries up the mucus, lowers the histamine level, and/or assists with falling asleep.

However, homeopathy handless symptoms and conditions quite differently. One of the central principals of homeopathy contends that a disease can be cured by the same medicine which, in a healthy person, would cause the symptoms that the sick patient is experiencing. Ipeca, for example, normally induces vomiting, but in a diluted version it actually controls nausea and vomiting. Therefore, when looking for remedies which will help the body restore itself, homeopathy looks for the one
substance which would cause similar symptoms in a healthy person and
would therefore aid the ill body to restore itself.

Homeopathy acknowledges that a person with a cough characterized as sounding like a deep bark which gets worse when breathing in cold air, will need quite a different remedy than a person whose cough is loose in the morning, dry in the evening, and better when sitting up in bed. We characterize both as “coughs” but they represent different illnesses in the individuals, and therefore require different homeopathic treatments.

In conventional medical practice, health is simply seen as being the absence of disease. You assume that you are healthy if there is nothing wrong with you. To a person versed in homeopathy however, health is much more than that. A healthy person is a person who is free physically, mentally and emotionally.

Obviously, a person with a broken leg is not free, on the physical level. But in a more subtle way, a person who cannot eat certain foods or is allergic to certain materials is also experiencing a lack of freedom. Also, while it is a good emotional release to cry at a “tear jerker” movie, someone who continues to cry for several weeks afterwards is experiencing a lack of freedom on the emotional level. Likewise, a person who cannot absorb what he has read or cannot remember day to day appointments is experiencing a restriction on the mental level. Homeopathy recognizes such limitations and attempts, through the use of the properly selected remedies, to restore the person to health and freedom on all levels.

Finally, the important and basic difference between conventional medical therapy and homeopathy is that in conventional therapy, the aim is to control the illness through regular use of medical substances, even if the medication is nothing more than vitamins. Once the medication is withdrawn, however, the person returns to illness. There has been no healing. A person who takes a daily pill for high blood pressure is not undergoing a cure but controlling symptoms of a deeper underlying cause.

The aim of our Vancouver homeopathy practitioners is cure: “The complete restoration of perfect health,” as Dr. Samuel Hahneman said. So consider trying homeopathy Vancouver, you deserve to experience healing!

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