Homeopathic medicine considers the “whole” person and treats the patient, not the disease.
Homeopathic medicine is over 200 years old and has been used by the royalty of Europe. The physician to the Queen of England is a Homeopath. Homeopathy is a system of medical therapy that uses very small doses of medicines, or remedies. These remedies are prepared from animal, plant or mineral substances according to the United States Homeopathic Pharmacopea. The homeopathic doctor chooses the proper remedy by taking a complete and through case and appropriate examination.
The word “homeopathic” is derived from the Greek words homeos meaning “similar” and pathos meaning “disease” or “suffering.” Thus, homeopathy means “to treat with a remedy that produces an effect similar to the disease or suffering.” Following the Law of Similars, which states “like cures like,” or that a medicine can cure a sick person if it can cause similar sickness picture in a healthy person.
The Law of Similars has been known since at least the time of Hippocrates (ca. 400 B.C.), but it was Samuel Hahnemann who fully deduced the ideas of homeopathy in the early 1800’s. He was a doctor, linguist, humanitarian and a chemist in Germany who lived from 1755 to 1843. He discovered the truth of the Law of Similars by testing small doses of substances on himself.
By 1900, about twenty percent of doctors in the United States were homeopaths, but due to various political and social changes, homeopathy had become relatively unknown in this country until recently. There is wider acceptance of homeopathy in such countries as France, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, India and Great Britain.
Because of the ultra dilution of substances prepared homeopathically, they are free from allergic reactions or interactions with medications. They are safe for infants, pregnancy and the aged. Remedies are also used by vetenarians practicing homeopathy.
By studying the successful principles of healing and the use of natural and completely safe medicines, Dr. Burke was able to apply this science and art to restore her patients health. She will take the necessary time with you to consider what the best course of action is to restore health fully, rapidly and gently.