Saturday, July 3, 2010

Alternative Medicine - Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy is a branch of medicine developed in the eighteenth century alongside with orthodox medicine. It relies very much on the body's own considerable healing powers and uses only mineral, plant and animal substances in its treatments.

A sick person is given minute quantities of heavily diluted natural substances, which if given in a concentrated dose to a healthy person would produce the symptoms of the same disorder.

Orthodox medicine asserts that the dilutions are so great that the resulting liquid is little more than of pure water and must therefore be ineffectual. But for people concerned about the side effects of many powerful modern drugs based on artificial chemical substances, homeopathy offers an alternative solution.. In addition, Homoeopaths  take a great interest in the patient's lifestyle, personality which generates an atmosphere of confidence and reassurance.This cannot help but assist in patient's recovery.

Though homoeopathy is not widely used, in Australia and New Zealand, it is becoming popular.

In my future post, I will list down some herbs and plants are used in alternative medicine. I will include an ebook of herbal plants.

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