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Understanding Of Holistic And Homeopathy Medicines And Treatments?

Updated on July 11, 2012
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Always, we should approach the health of our bodies with knowledge and trust earned in our physicians, herbalists, etc. With the ancient medicines bursting forward into our present choices for healing, beware! There are a few things you should know and understand about the natural way of healing. It is beneficial to gain some understanding of holistic and homeopathy medicines and treatments before making choices.

Holistic is natural treatment of the body as a whole. In this view, the body includes not only the physical, but social and psychological aspects making the whole of the body. Often the spiritual and social imbalance will effect the physical, so treatment is directed to the whole and not the part.

Since Holistic healing involves the spiritual or psychological, this choice is very personal and requires great faith and trust. Unfortunately there are many out there falsifying the healing practice and this industry is not regulated for consumer safety, so if this is a path you choose, be sure to check references and look up information on line and within your community. Study who is out there practicing holistic ways. Only with faith, trust and smart research will you discover the powers of Holistic medicine.

Homeopathy is the treatments of the parts and based on the principle of “like cures like”. Known as the Law of Similars, it was practiced and understood by the ancient Hindus, as well as Aristotle and Hippocrates. However, it was the German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, during the turn of the 1800 hundreds, who pushed the process into a healing science.

Most communities have an herbal shop with someone of knowledge in Homeopathy or a directory of those listed in the community. Often they have scores of books on various medical subjects and will presents classes on the basics of knowing your medicinal plants. Also check your local nature shops. This would be a good way to gain some valuable information and resources for finding a personal herbalist to guide you on your healing journey with the “like cures like”.

But before you jump on the Homeopathy bandwagon, here are a few things to understand first, while exploring this option. Understand, that you can not cure yourself until you have complete knowledge of all aspects of the medicines and it is a constant study. Do not do this by yourself as a hobby or a beginner. This means you should find a professional and if possible, someone who will be able to work and share notes with a trusted physician of today’s traditional medicine. Herbal practices of the past have advanced forward to the present and can compliment today’s medicine with outstanding results under people, who are dedicated to the same cause of healing.

One of the first things you will discover with natural healing, is it takes time for the quality of the healing to be recognized. Often, one will feel worse before they feel better, but this is a natural rebound reflex and means the healing has begun. The overall effects of the healing with herbs will outweigh those of the pharmaceutical kind.

After locating a trusted herbalist for a treatment, be sure to be honest with all medicines you have recently taken or still do and any illnesses of your past. Hold no information back, including allergies and any illicit drugs. You should of signed a privacy statement at this point so tell all! It is very important to have all these tidbits on the table so the professional can make the correct and proper choice.

There are a lot of common herbs out there that are killers if used improper. Yet these same poisons can heal cancer, blood diseases and vital organs, like the heart, under the correct care. It is good to become knowledgeable on the treatment you have been prescribed, but it is more important you believe in the professional you choose. Make sure they are legitimate, educated and are supported by testimonies.

No matter what choice you make in seeking health treatment, remember an equally important factor is trust and faith. Even if you have a surgeon of today’s skill, you must fix your mind on the trust and faith that he will complete the surgery with success! Likewise with the Holistic and Homeopathy medicines, we have to move with trust and faith. When we do that, those positive energies will open receptors in our bodies, that greatly aid in the healing process.

The medicines of old, hold a great value to our healing today and should never be dismissed as naive or out of date. The number of success rate for Holistic and Homoeopathy treatments have been recorded in high numbers. Today, the herbalists have far more advance education and information, dealing with interactions and reactions to various body types and needs. These choices are excellent to explore, but remember to protect yourself with research and knowledge. Taking the time to gain understanding of, holistic and homeopathy medicines and treatments, will keep you safe and healthy!


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      Robertr04 4 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

      WE are in a partnership where we are fortunate to have 40 acres to grow food and herbs. We make capsules and tinctures to distribute to those who are less fortunate, but there are many who can afford to pay so we do charge fees. Money is needed to carry on. But don't think just because we live in the city nature is not with us. There are 10 different herbs growing in our back yard not including the plantain and dandelions. There are many more growing around the city that we see that we don't use because of the proximity to traffic and the toxic fumes. We just thank the Father that he led us in this direction to gain this knowledge to be able to help ourselves as well as others.

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      backporchstories 4 years ago from Kentucky

      It is not a practice to use those herbs...just letting people know there is alot our there and to understand all things have their purpose when used with knowledge. Thanks for the batting back and forth. It is healthy. Sharing is always great. My husband and I live very humbly and often have to resort to medicine we can harvest ourselves. Someday, we may not have herbal shops to resort to, so I feel it is important to know what grows around you and how to use those local herbs!

      On a side note, my husband is a Lakota Indian, and our beliefs are the medicine is to be giving with love and we can not ask for money in exchange of the medicine. This idea leads to a whole other discussion, heh?

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      Robertr04 4 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

      Just a check up. You said righteous things in your hub, I was just a little bewildered why one with your knowledge would use poisonous herbs. I hope we can build a worthwhile relationship and share info to help someone on to recovery.

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      backporchstories 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Yup, I know there is a lot of variables...that is my whole point when you tried to call me out. Thank You, you have proven my view in this hub. These choices of what kind of medical treatment, traditional, herbal, or holistic, one must educate themselves in order to make sound decision. These choices are not for everyone and each of these choice, we are putting our lives into someone's elses hands. We usually don't vote unless we have some knowledge about those running for office. Same should apply to our medical decisions. I have always leaned toward natural healing, even as a child.

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      Robertr04 4 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

      Ok Bps so you're calling me out. You know I can't give you specifics on the back or delusions without a lot more info. Is he on any meds? Back pain, is there structural damage? In the war was he wounded in the back? Neck area, middle, or lower back? Range of motion? Nerve damage? You know yourself with the back there are a lot of variables. I would not even speculate. Now if I could see him personally and take a look at his medical history, we might be able to come up with a solution. We have a little more than 250 single herbs and 100+ combinations at our disposal. I am a herbalist, I believe in natural healing. My only interest in pharmacy is to know if the client is on any medication so there are no clashes with the herbs we may recommend. I'm sure you can appreciate that precaution. Just to name a few heart herbs, Hawthorne a great heart food to support normal function and/or correct heart function. You already mentioned there may be some brief discomfort as corrections are being made. Heart Tonic, a comb. that nourishes the heart, and repairs valves, reduce swelling, restore feeble heart action, opens congested heart blood vessels that are clogged, very slowly so that the congestive debris is liquified and flushed harmlessly from the body. O.C.M. a comb. that keeps veins free of fats, cholesterol, and hardened waste mineral accumulation. C.S.-W another comb. that addresses circulatory system problems. Its immediate effect is to equalize blood pressure, stop heart attacks and prevent hemorrhages and strokes. Team this up with heart tonic for more extensive action. These are just a few herbs we can advise for use in that area. Oh and of course there is always cayenne. How could I forget my favorite. Now that you have me thinking we have a comb. called brain&nerve cocktail which you might find interesting. Its uses are brain and autonomic nervous system (automatic controls) regeneration, regeneration and maintenance of brain and nerve tissue which coordinate the body and the physical function of memory for starters. You might want to try Blue Vervain, naturally tranquilizing and produces an overall feeling of well-being. It also finds use in problems with insomnia, increasing circulation to the brain, defusing emotional outbursts... bringing about a more normal behavior. This is included in a comb. for depression, anxiety and nervousness also. You may want to try B-complex vit.,sometimes referred to as the "don't go crazy vitamins". These same B-complex vit. promote strong, steady, sustained energy. Memory and thinking are supported, which aid in a harmonious personality and relief from clinical depression, problems, anxiety, attacks,burning nerves, heavy feeling in the head, concussions, disturbed sleep, and suppressed urine. All from strictly organic sources of course. Our greatly educated college and university graduates know many impressive facts, but they fail to understand something very simple. The "life force" that creates something alive is missing from something synthetic. What the Creator makes is endowed with life, what the chemist makes is dead! The question is, which would you rather eat? Putting something dead in a live body is not very constructive. I hope I have been of some service.

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      backporchstories 4 years ago from Kentucky

      belladonna is used in homeopathy, but it deals with my husbands back pains and he is a vietnam vet who suffers from those dulisions today. Belladonna keeps him calm. I am sure there are other medicines out there but dont know them like we know belladonna. Never used skilla....but did some research. What herbs would you suggest.

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      Robertr04 4 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

      I'm very familiar with belladonna, it's used as rat poison under that name. Do you use these type of herbs? There are so many safe herbs for the conditions you mention. Why would a practitioner even take the chance?

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      backporchstories 4 years ago

      Far be it from me to suggest what herbs to use, for that always depends on the patient and the condition. But to give you an example, Belledonna (aka evening nightshade) is high in poison, but is commonly used for pain and psych meds. This is why it is so important to know how to use herbs. Another is Skilla (might be misspelled)..like a wild onion from the Medteranian area. Not the center of the bulb or the outer layer, but inbetween can be used for heart attacks! But the misuse of skilla can kill a person. Again, knowledge of how and when and who is always the key.

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      Robertr04 4 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

      Always looking to gain more insight and knowledge of herbal use. You mentioned the use of poisonous herbs, we don't use poisonous or toxic herbs in our practice, which ones do you suggest and for what condition?

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      backporchstories 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Read the article, but have to disagree with it. There is always two sides to a coin. Can not blame the guy who is standing on the other side. My husband is a healer and know what I have seen and experienced! Again, it all comes down to a choice. Even modern medicine of today has its flaws....namely the pharmacuticals!

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      backporchstories 4 years ago from Kentucky

      No matter what choice one makes....it comes done to faith and what you open you body up to receiving!

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      twosheds1 4 years ago

      Herbal medicines actually can be efficacious, but homeopathy is not. For more info visit: http://www.1023.org.uk/

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      backporchstories 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Also understand that in herbal healing, the medicines should be administered to bring the body back into a balance, because when in balance, the body is a wonderful healing machine on its own! Often this takes time and we live in a fast pace society, expecting quick results at the cost of other side effects.

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      backporchstories 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Absolutly, both practices along with modern medicine need to open up communications. The knowlege of healing out there is by in large a vast space. That is why it is so key to find a reputable healer and to understand the process. With modern medicine, we get what we think is instant "feeling better", when really it is meds masking the symptons and not neccessarily attacking the cause.

      You homeopathy patient was obviously treated for symptoms and not the cause. I would look for another herbal healer with more expierence. Unfortunately there are a lot of people out there playing healers. Remember, a lot of these practices are not regulated.

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      parwatisingari 4 years ago

      I a bit confused about Homeopathy medicine, I have a patient records where the symptoms have subsided after homeopathy treatment but manifested elsewhere.

      meticulous diagnosis and diligent treatment is required

      The same goes for Holistic treatment.

      If you do combine the systems then the healers need to get to gather so that there is no messup.

      http://drscribe.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/integrate... you can check this out.

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      backporchstories 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Bayleaf has wonderful properties. Did you know it is an evergreen tree? Yup, known as the Bay Laural. Juniper berries can level out sugars too! But beware...Both of these can cause abortion in pregnant woman when taken in large doses. Even if you have taken the herb for years, continue to read up on them. There is always more to learn. Thanks for the comment!

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      hetty frederik 4 years ago from Jl. Jambu 13 Complex Arco, Sawangan Depok West Java Indonesia

      What do you know of Bayleaf tea healing? I have great success in lowering blood sugar level down to normal. I got the tip from a doctor who studied in the USA

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