Homeopathic Practitioners

In order to understand what homeopathic practitioners do when treating patients one must first understand what a homeopath is. In every essence of the word, a homeopath is a person that treats “like with like.” The term “homeopathy” is based from the Greek words homeo (similar) and pathos (suffering and / or disease). The very first primary principles associated with homeopathy were formulated by Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700′s. The practice of homeopathy is dependent on the notion that disease symptoms can be remedied by minute dosages of substances which produce similar symptoms in healthy people.

Homeopathic practitioners understand the relationship between human anatomy, physiology, pathology, chemistry, naturopathy, microbiology, and psychology. Frequently, such practitioners are medical doctors though not all. Homeopathy involves the matching of a patient’s symptoms to a corresponding natural remedy. During the initial visit, the homeopathic practitioner will assess the patient and use this assessment as a guide for treatment. This appointment is essential since the course of treatment will rely on a holistic approach to not only the ailment but the patient’s entire being.

In most cases, a homeopathic remedy is given at the end of the consultation, though in some cases additional research may be required. Follow-up visits typically include discussion on how the patient feels so that the practitioner may assess the treatment’s progress. From time to time, adjustments may be made to the course of treatment.
The most common homeopathic remedies include natural substances derived from animals, plants, or minerals. Popular therapies include red onion, arnica (mountain herb), as well as stinging nettle plant. Remedies are prepared by diluting the natural substance through a series of steps. Such remedies can be taken via liquid, pellet, and tablet dosages.

People today make use of homeopathy for a variety of health issues, from wellness and prevention, to the treatment of illnesses and conditions such as allergic reactions, bronchial asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, clinical depression, intestinal disorders, ear infections, mild to severe headaches, and skin breakouts.

Homeopathic Practitioners Licensing and Certification:

At this time there is presently no uniform licensing or professional standards for the practice of homeopathy within the United States, the accreditation of homeopaths differs from one state to another.

Typically, a homeopathic practitioner is licensed in a medical profession, such as conventional or osteopathic medicine. Homeopathy is also an element of the medical education and learning for naturopathy.

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  1. End of my rope. I have a sever head ache every time I go to bed within 1/2 hour. The head ache is so bad that it is worse than when I broke my back calling 14 feet seventeen years ago. The head ache feels like an ice pic going through my left eye and coming out behind my ear. I have been taking 300 to 80 mg. of oxicontin for 17 years , it has no effect on he a ache. I did my head but the agonizing pain persists for one to two hours.. I’m 62 years old worked all three shifts in paper milk 31 years. I retired with 100% disabilities pension at age 50, I have 24/7 tinnitus recent C.T. reports no abnormalities but previous C.T. did report pea size lesson left hemisphere by temple. I have seen dozens of Dr’s and have had surgery for A-fib , lung hematoma ,L-3 L-4 disc section ,two spinal stimulator ( Boston scientific ) that really don’t help but for the r.l.s. I have had deep vein thrombosis with cliffs going into L-kung and recently have had 14 sessions to remove (oblate) all veins in both legs that were clogged and as big as my finger , I’m 6’2″ and 270 pounds but big bones and very strong muscular. I just received 16 treatment at the pain clinic of trigger point injections along with cold laser treatment that was a complete waste of time and money. I have also had about twenty steroid (spinal injections) over the past twenty years. I have begun Him Humble m.m.s. treatment the very first day I got relief from chronic bronchitis by the third day my lungs are 100% clear I continue now with protocol 2000. I have a light head ache now that even feels like an injury when I touch my head. I cannot rest and I need a miracle soon. Sincerely, this is only part of my history. I will follow any advice you may have and I am getting and praying to visualising healing but I cannot concentrate well enough to bring myself to peace. I feel now I would be better off dead. …, Leland 5/5/55

  2. My back too hurts so much when prone that I can’t sleep. I don’t lay on my sides anymore as the pain becomes amplified ten fold. I’m devastated

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