Comparing Apples to Oranges – A Completely Different Fruit
Conventional medicine views the body as a machine of separate parts and refers patients to specialists such as psychology, gynecology, dermatology, etc. The aim is to fight disease or control symptoms by using drugs to alter the body’s internal chemistry or to kill invading bacteria and pathogens. The chemical activity of conventional medications, create powerful symptom management (control or suppression of symptoms) often with negative side effects. Unfortunately, this approach can eventually weaken the body’s overall state of health as demonstrated by being on a medications for many years, repeated antibiotics or chemotherapy.
Homeopathy works in a completely different manner than conventional medicine. It specializes in the interconnectedness of all the systems of the whole person. It aims to strengthen and repair the (whole) person on all levels of their systems: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Specific symptoms, tendencies and patterns of the individual are used as important clues and viewed as the body’s way of communicating. These important clues lead a homeopath to select the remedy best suited to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself and maintain balance and stability. The correct homeopathic remedy can benefit the whole person on all levels without side effects.