The fact that homeopathic medicaments* are prepared in a pharmacy or a laboratory and that their preparation involves a particular technique subject to precise and clearly stated controls (it does not involve mysterious and secret processes which put it into the realm of white magic or alchemy) is enough to convince many people of its validity. In the United States of America homeopathic remedies are prepared by homeopathic pharmacies in accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and FDA-approved guidelines.
Homeopaths have traditionally justified their practice by their results, without feeling a need to explain how their methods work. The homeopathic philosophy or doctrine is a set of rules for practice – one that hasn’t changed since it was formulated 180 years ago. These rules and principles constitute a unified hypothesis whose validity is tested out empirically – with cured patients confirming the hypothesis.
Dr. Harris Coulter (1932 – 2009) , in his book Homeopathic Science and Modern Medicine:The Physics of Healing with Microdoses, published in 1981, discusses this issue at great length and also describes many of the trials that have been conducted over the past fifty years or so using plants, animals and humans as controls to prove the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines.
Dr. Coulter has made contributions in many areas, including cancer, vaccinations, and shedding light on the conflict between the AMA and Homeopathy. His fluency in many languages (German, French, Spanish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian) has helped him to communicate to a wide audience.
If you would like to find out how homeopathy can help you or a family member achieve wellness, please contact Myra for your 30-minute wellness assessment.
* A medicament is a noun defined as a substance used for medical treatment and is pronounced me·dic·a·ment; məˈdikəmənt,ˈmedikəˌment/
Homeopathy Frequently Asked Questions
What do remedies look like?
Holistic, Complementary, Integrative, Alternative Medicine… What Are We Talking About?
Practicing Homeopathy in California
The Complete Homeopathy Handbook by Miranda Castro, RSHom, 1991
Image used is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.
Copyright © 2012 –, Myra Nissen.
Would you like to include this article in your newsletter or website? You can as long as you include the following blurb with it:
This article was brought to you by Myra Nissen, CCH, RSHom(NA), Board Certified Classical Homeopath. Myra teaches women how to recognize their body’s unique needs and cues and uses Homeopathy to help empower women to take control of their bodies, health and well-being. Find out more, visit her blog www.myranissen.com/blog.