Homeopathy is more than 200 years old, and is widely accepted and used in other countries. Homeopathic medicine is a system of treating disease discovered by Samuel Hanneman in the 1800s. It is based on the theory that like attracts like. Homeopathic remedies are minute doses of a substance from the animal, vegetable or mineral kingdom that have been prepared in such a way that the chemical structure of the medicine cannot be determined. These remedies work by stimulating the vital force of the individual, enabling it to cleanse the offending poison from the system, much like an immunization. Homeopathic medicine can work on mental/emotional issues as well as for physical problems.
Homeopathic doctors take a holistic approach when diagnosing symptoms and shaping homeopathic treatments. When seeking a doctor of homeopathy, you will want to find someone who understands homeopathic remedies, but is also willing to work with doctors of Western medicine to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Homeopathic medicine combines an understanding of emotional stressors, physical illness, natural remedies and treatments such as acupuncture to bring the body back into balance. Finding the right homeopathic clinic for your treatment is a matter of finding a medical practitioner who understands your symptoms and has a mind that is open to a broad spectrum of holistic treatment plans. Dr. Joy in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, is just that sort of doctor.
Here is an example of when a homeopathic medicine would be used: Suppose you get a bad case of poison ivy. You would be administered a dose of homeopathic poison ivy, which would cause your body to create an immunity to the poison. Your itchy hives would begin to subside thereafter.