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What is Homeopathy and Homeopathic Medicine
Homeopathy does not address ‘diseases’ as such, but rather ‘sick people’ as individuals. This might seem as a too fine of a difference but has proved to be a pivotally insightful distinction between homeopathy and allopathy nevertheless.
When Hahnemann devised this new system of medicine called Homeopathy more than two centuries ago, science had not progressed to today’s levels. The majority of sciences – be it physics, chemistry, biology, or medicine – at the time, were focused on the basis of matter and the whole aim of treatment was on the physical state. Over time, new hypothesis develop and conventional medicine modify their treatments accordingly.
Though Hahnemann was correct in his findings, he could not explain the physical basis of homeopathy, as homeopathic medicines deal primarily with energy and not with matter, being dynamic in nature. However, homeopathy as a science follows laws and principles, which remain unchanged over two centuries.
At the present, nearly all the so-called allopathic “wonder-drugs" are failing. Bacteria have become more resistant, new viruses are still on the increase, diseases are occurring in spite of vaccinations, and the long-term side-effects of allopathic drugs are being realized.
Allopathic (conventional) medicine is in a devastating financial crisis, with hospitals going bankrupt and around us and millions of people lacking adequate health insurance; homeopathy can offer health care that is effective, free of side effects and extremely cost effective.
Thus, interest in homeopathy has seen an increase in recent years. There are more than one hundred thousand practitioners worldwide.
There are numerous homeopathic training institutions including medical colleges and research centers around the world, specialist pharmacies and many governments that have given homeopathy a legal status on a par with that of allopathy. It is encouraging to witness more universities opening special seats for Homeopathy. It is estimated that well over a million of patients worldwide are currently benefiting from homeopathic treatment. Moreover, there has to be a good reason for eleven U.S. Presidents, seven popes, other leading physicians and scientists who used and/or advocated for homeopathy, including Sir William Osler (the “father of modern medicine"), Emil Adolph von Behring (the “father of immunology"), August Bier, MD (the “father of spinal anesthesia"), Harold Griffith, MD (founding president of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists), Charles Frederick Menninger, MD (founder of the Menninger Clinic), and C. Everett Koop, MD (former Surgeon General of the United States) amongst others, who have been known to benefit from homeopathy.
Furthermore, there have been many clinical studies, which have clearly shown the efficacy of homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy is a gentle natural therapeutic system that not only cures physical ailments, but also touches the soul. Hence it is based on affection for our patients, respect for the human condition, and compassion towards the foibles and weaknesses of humanity.
Homeopathy and homeopathic medicine is a system of medical therapeutics based upon a fundamental law of nature known as The Law of Similars, a law that is unchangeable and constant, such as the law of gravity. This law enunciates that those symptoms that a substance can cause when administered to a healthy person, are the very symptoms, which that substance can cure when administered to a sick person. This law was coined by Hahnemann and accurately expressed in Latin “Similia Similibus Curentur” which translation means ‘let like be cured by like’. The correct application of this law enables the physician to bring about a cure in curable conditions and to bring relief to those cases that are beyond cure. Hence, homeopathy is a system of therapeutics, which is not suppressive or palliative, nor it is a replacement therapy. Homeopathy is a gentle deeply healing system of medicine. It works with the body’s own healing energy (Vital Force) to strengthen it and views symptoms of illness as normal responses of the body, as it attempts to regain health.
Homeopathy acts by restoring the patient’s constitution to a state of on-going vigour, health and balance, experienced both mentally and physically. It achieves this by utilising, stimulating and enhancing the body’s own curative, defensive and recuperative powers. The remedy that fulfils this criterion is the one that best matches or mirrors the patient’s mental, emotional and physical condition, best known as the homeopathic ‘simillimum’ – the remedy most ‘like’.
The word itself Homeopathy derives from two Greek words, homoios, meaning like or similar and pathos, meaning disease or suffering, joined together in one word – homeopathy – thus indicating ‘like suffering’ which applies and summarises the fundamental law on which homeopathy is based.
In modern times, disregard for the healing law of similar leaves orthodox medicine therapeutically helpless in face of widespread viral epidemics such as the December 2012 outbreaks of monovirus infection with severe vomiting, marked nausea, projectile vomiting, watery diarrhoea and strong abdominal cramps, with associated prostration, weakness, muscle pains, headaches and low-grade fever, characterizing this condition as severe viral gastroenteritis. This disease is highly contagious, infects thousands and has led to schools and hospital wards to be closed. All modern medicine can offer for such cases is symptomatic palliation and in severe cases, rehydration.
The symptom picture of this particular gastroenteritis, is identical to that caused by crude arsenic poisoning, pointing to Arsenicum album (Ars alb) as the homeopathic remedy of choice for this incapacitating condition. This specific remedy is a well-known remedy for gastroenteritis in homeopathic households and a remedy that should never be missing from any homeopathic self-aid medicine kit.
When correctly chosen homeopathic remedies act promptly, both clinically and prophylactically, bringing about a gentle, speedy and permanent cure as well as halting contagiousness (prophylactically). Hence the ultimate goal of homeopathic treatment goes beyond relieving symptoms and even beyond preventing recurrence, but will help the patient to live to his fullest capacity, whether mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and physically. It is truly rewarding to witness patients using their newfound health and energy in fulfilling their destined role in life. Hahnemann expressed this concept beautifully, defining health as the state in which “our indwelling, rational spirit can freely avail itself on this living, healthy instrument (the body) for the higher purpose of our existence."
Therefore, Homeopathy requires more than just knowledge. Homeopathy is based on affection for our patients, respect for the human condition, and compassion towards the foibles and weaknesses of humanity.
Homeopathic Medicine and Consultations
AS A HOMEOPATH, APART FROM ATTENDING ADULTS I ALSO OFFER HOMEOPATHIC THERAPY FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CONDITIONS TO:
Homeopathy for Babies
Completely safe and non-toxic, stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms, understand the general health and development of your children
Homeopathy for Children
Children’s health is one of the most concerning aspects of parenthood. Although homeopathy works well in variety of diseases, it has special affinity for childhood problems.
Homeopathy for Animals
All higher forms of animal’s life are capable of producing symptoms of the disease and are thus receptive to homeopathic cures
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Prior to your first appointment, you will need to fill out in detail the adequate questionnaire
The initial consultation can get lengthy and may last up to 90 minutes
Once this information has been taken and thoroughly studied a homeopathic medicine will be prescribed.
Follow Up Consultation
A follow up consultation is generally made between 4- 6 weeks after the initial appointment.
Panayiotis Panos, Athens, Greece
It has been my great pleasure to know Dr. Alexandra Carneiro de Melo over the past 10 years as a person and homeopathic doctor. She has been consistently treating me, my kids, my extended family and my pets, since 2009. She has succeeded in a very effective way, all sorts of conditions with excellent results.Read more
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Dr. Alex de Melo is my family homeopath since 2010. she has successfully supported myself, our family of 2 boys, Our numerous pets and our horses..at first our relationship only covered the human members of the family. Seeing her various heroic animal rescues from impossible circumstances we had full trust in her as our family vet as well!!Read more