Homeopathy & Mental Health
Homeopathy is vital to the success of the Resilience Naturopathic Method. There is no other treatment that is as effective, safe, and side-effect free as homeopathy.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicine works to stimulate healing and reduce susceptibility to disease using substances found in nature. The medicines are prepared in dilute formulas making them among the safest medicines available. These medicines are prescribed based off of each individual’s unique symptoms. When prescribed accurately, these medicines help the patient to heal as a whole person, body and mind, and reduce susceptibility to disease.
What is a homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathic medicines are made from single substances found in nature. These substances could be from a plant, mineral or animal source. There are over 3,000 remedies that have been studied and are available for use. Homeopathic medicines are prepared under strict guidance of the FDA.
Homeopathic medicines are available over the counter. Can I just treat myself?
In theory, yes. However, you would be unlikely to get the response that Resilience Naturopathic is known for. There is a specific skill when it comes to homeopathic prescribing. A well-studied doctor knows your medical condition inside and out. They know what is common and what is uncommon. This knowledge, coupled with the skill in homeopathic case taking and analysis allows them to identify the unique, rare, and individualized symptoms that you have, which indicate the medicine that will stimulate your body and mind to heal.
Why is homeopathy so important?
Homeopathic medicines stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal and work at your underlying susceptibility to a condition. This understanding is at the core of The Resilience Method and is what sets our doctors aside from other mental health care providers. Life is stressful, but not everyone who experiences stress ends up feeling anxious or depressed. It is your underlying susceptibility, or internal imbalance, that creates the outward symptoms of mental health conditions. Other treatment methods, including some natural medicines, focus on symptom suppression rather than healing your susceptibility. Homeopathy is a healing medicine as opposed to a suppressive medicine, and this is why we employ it at Resilience Naturopathic.
Homeopathy holds up in research.
Homeopathy must be prescribed based on unique symptoms experienced by the individual. This makes it difficult to conduct double blind, placebo controlled trials. Despite this challenge, studies have shown that homeopathy is equally as effective as Prozac in the treatment of depression and Methylphenidate (Ritalin) in ADHD. Scientists continue to explore the methods for how homeopathy can be effective in incredibly low doses. The most recent research suggests that the process of serial dilution and succussion (vigorous agitation to mix the substance with water) creates nanoparticles of the original substance that can be detected with Transmission Electron Microscopy.
What about combination products for focus or mood stability?
Some people find these products help them, but often only for a short time. That is because these products take a “shotgun approach.” They combine several homeopathic remedies that might be indicated for focus or mood with the hopes that you will react to one of them. Occasionally people do respond to one for a period of time, but eventually that stimulus to heal wears off. With many remedies combined, it is impossible to know which remedy you were responding to, and therefore which one to change to continue the healing process. With the use of combination products, people often find that they stop working after a fairly short period of time and are left with the symptoms just as bad as they were before. The only way to continue the healing process and have full resolution of symptoms is with exact prescribing based on the current presentation of symptoms.
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