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  • Can I take homeopathic remedies if I'm on medication?
  • Is Homeopathy just psychological?
  • What are the different levels of homeopathic treatment?
  • What is the difference between homeopathic and allopathic (conventional) medicine?

Yes. Many people who seek out homeopathic care are already taking conventional medication with the goal of reducing or eliminating the medication. With the proper remedy and treatment plan, this is often possible. It can be very dangerous to stop a medicine which you have been using for some time. Homeopathy will not interfere with your other drugs. You will be able to reduce your other drugs under the supervision of a homeopathic doctor if you begin to improve with homeopathic treatment.

If you think you must "believe in" homeopathy for it to work, you need to know that it is not a placebo effect. Here are some powerful examples: Infants: Homeopathic remedies and treatments are successfully used by parents for common infant ailments such as colic, teething pain and some infections. Animals: There are many veterinarians using homeopathic medicines to treat domestic pets such as cats, dogs and birds, as well as barnyard animals like goats, horses and cows. Is it possible to have a placebo effect with animals? Millions of people across the world use and rely on homeopathic remedies. Today there are a rapidly growing number of conventional medical doctors using homeopathic medicines, including: 39% of French family physicians 20% of German physicians 10% of Italian physicians Moreover, in many European countries there is a growing trend of medical doctors referring patients to homeopathic physicians.

Level 1: First Aid Homeopathy can be used in first aid to safely treat common ailments and occurrences, such as sprains and bruises, minor burns, skin irritations and reactions (including poison ivy, diaper rash and insect bites), teething pain, etc. Level 2: Acute Homeopathy Acute health problems are those in which the symptoms will eventually go away on their own. They are temporary conditions, such as colds, flu, coughs, sprains, etc. A homeopathic remedy can be useful and attractive because it is safe, gentle and has no harmful side effects. Homeopathy can also be used to assist sensitive conditions such as pregnancy. Level 3: Constitutional Homeopathy Constitutional homeopathy refers to the treatment of a person as a whole, including past and present symptoms. When accurately implemented, homeopathic constitutional care can elicit a profound healing response. Homeopathy can be extremely effective in treating chronic and long-term health problems. Recurrent ear infections, for example, can be treated with a homeopathic remedy for a longer period of time to strengthen the bodys immune system and to prevent future occurrences.

Homeopathys Approach Homeopathy is based on a"whole person" approach. In homeopathy, the remedy or treatment program is customized and individualized to the patient, with the intent of removing the underlying cause. Conventional Medicines Approach Conventional (allopathic) medicine usually relies on treating a patients physical symptoms. This treatment might also assume a persons symptoms need to be controlled, suppressed or eliminated. The difference may be stated in a simple analogy: eradicating the "symptom" of a cars low oil level (the warning light) does not change, or remedy, the cause of the signal (low-oil).