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Medicines from nature, homeopathic remedies are based on a natural medical science that works with your body to stimulate your own defenses.  Conventional drugs often cause side effects because they work by suppressing symptoms.  Homeopathic medicine relieves symptoms by helping to put your body’s systems into proper balance.  Because Homepathic medicines support the body’s own defenses, they do not cause side effects.  A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy individuals similar to those of the disease itself.

Homeopathy is a healing system developed in the 18th century by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann.  Looking for a mild therapy that could stimulate the vital energy to restore and maintain health, he believed the substances that cause disease could, when administered in tiny amounts, provoke a healing response.   Homeopathy may be defined as the therapeutic method of symptom-similarity.  Over decades, Hahnemann built a pharmacy of thousands of “remedies” derived from natural substances such as herbs, minerals and animal products.  Homeopathy quickly became popular.  By the mid 1800’s, thousands of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and medical schools appeared worldwide. Homeopathy faded from popularity in the United States early in 1900’s as a result of successful efforts by conventional medicine to limit access to it and later with the advent of antibiotics and other effective pharmaceuticals.  Today, increased interest in alternative therapies has led to a revival. 

The increasing popularity is due in part to people seeking safer therapies for themselves and their children.  They are frustrated with conventional medicine’s inability to control symptoms over the long term.  Homeopathy is an attractive option because it sees symptoms as the body’s adaptive responses to disease or injury.  Symptoms don’t just represent breakdown and infection; they represent the organism’s best effort to respond to stress and change and should be aided rather than suppressed in order to speed healing.  An example is treatment for a cold.  Conventional treatments try to stop nasal discharge while homeopathic remedies enhance the nasal discharge because it is part of the body’s defense against cold viruses.

Homeopathy is an individualized therapy.  A detailed history of your health, lifestyle, preferences and symptoms are taken to establish a symptom profile.  A single remedy or a combination of remedies is then prescribed.  Some symptoms worsen briefly before they get better.  Working with your practitioner, you will build a profile of the physical, emotional and mental characteristics involved in order to select a correct treatment.


Hongjie Zhu, Dom, AP, MD in China
FL Board Certified Acupuncture Physician
Family Practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Acupuncture & Herbs