A common belief behind homeopathy is that “like cures like.” Meaning, something that brings on symptoms in a healthy person can (in a small dose) treat an illness with similar symptoms. This is meant to trigger the body’s natural defenses.
Homeopathic doctors, commonly referred to as homeopaths, weaken these ingredients by adding water or alcohol. Then they mix the ingredients together as part of a process called “potentization.” They believe this step transfers the healing essence between properties. Homeopaths also believe that the lower the dose, the more powerful the medicine. In fact, many of these remedies no longer contain any molecules of the original substance and come in a variety of forms.
It’s used for a wide variety of health issues, including some chronic illnesses:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Premenstrual syndrome
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