What is Homeopathic Medicine and How Does it Work?

Homeopathy was first devised for humans in the 1790’s by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann. Its key concept can be found in its name: Homeopathy comes from the Greek word for like or similar, and that’s what homeopaths believe: “Like cures like.”

Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and natural system of healing that works with the body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It is extremely safe to use, even with very small children and is FDA regulated.

What Can Be Treated By Homeopathy?

Almost any problem that can be treated by conventional western medicine (allopathy) can be treated by homeopathy. Examples of chronic diseases that respond to homeopathy include skin allergies, ear infections, asthma, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, epilepsy, thyroid disease and a host of other conditions. Veterinarians who practice classical homeopathy according to academy standards have found that many otherwise chronically ill patients can be restored to health. They have also found that homeopathy can rapidly and gently treat a diverse array of acute conditions from traumatic injuries to infections and poisonings.

Homeopathy is a holistic discipline and the principles of good health such as diet, exercise and removal of stresses are also part of the process or restoring health. “Veterinarians who practice homeopathy have found it to be a gentle, safe and effective medical system that offers a true cure to many patients, “ (The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy).

Helpful Hints & Tips

Wait! – Wait 15 minutes between taking homeopathy and eating, drinking, taking drugs, supplements or other remedies.

This prevents anything from interfering with the homeopathics.

Drop it! – Liquid remedies should be placed directly in the mouth or dropped into a small amount of water. As the remedy contacts the mucous membranes of the mouth, it is absorbed into the body.

Mix It! – if an alcohol-free remedy is preferred, place the drops of homeopathy in a small amount of warm water and let stand for 10 minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate prior to dosing. The FDA mandates that liquid homeopathics contain a preservative, so make sure you choose a brand that chooses a gluten free, non-GMO and organic cane alcohol.

Don’t touch it! – Pellet remedies should be taken without being touched. The outermost layer of the pellet contains the active ingredients. Warmth from the human hand and oils from the skin may remove some of the remedy on contact, dispense into the bottle cap or a spoon and then pour into the mouth.

Keep it protect it! – Protect the homeopathics from light exposure.

At Wellness Pet Supplies we have several brands of homeopathics that can assist with just about anything your pet might need help with.

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