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Homeopathy is a system of medicine used by over 500 million people and tens of thousands of physicians worldwide.

Health care in France is rated by the World Health Organization as the very best in the world. It is interesting to note that 95% of all French general practitioners, dermatologists, and pediatricians and 75% of all midwives use homeopathy for their patients.

In 2011, the Swiss government, with the help of a panel of European scientists, conducted an official and comprehensive study of homeopathy. The conclusions of that study: "That… especially homeopathy (is) effective, under Swiss conditions safe, and as far as could be judged from the trial situation, also cost-efficient."

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - the Swiss government officially took the additional important step of recognizing homeopathy as having equal standing with ordinary, conventional medicine.

Research scientists in twelve separate laboratories in the U.S., Russia, France, Italy, and India have confirmed that homeopathy may well be the first form of nanomedicine (albeit natural) ever discovered.

In addition to 200 years of positive clinical outcomes and the extensive positive evidence for homeopathy found in reliable public health records, there are literally hundreds of basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies (including very large observational studies) that show homeopathy to be an effective therapeutic intervention. See the research bibliography for more information.

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"The Great Restorative"

"The Great Restorative" is how homeopathy has been described, since its creation.

If the removal of symptoms is not followed by a restoration to health, it cannot be called a cure.

"Like Cures Like." is the #1 law of homeopathy.

Anything a medicine can cause in the way of symptoms, the same medicine can remove (cure) those symptoms.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine founded on a definite law, 'Similia Similibus Curantur,' which means 'like cures like.' The word Homeopathy is a Greek derivation where 'homeo-' means 'similar,' and pathos means 'suffering.' So Homeopathy may be defined as the therapeutic method of symptom-similarity. The recognition of this law was there even before Hahnemann. Paracelsus, Hippocrates, and ancient ayurvedic texts have, on occasions, mentioned this law. But it was Hahnemann who recognized the universality of this law and lifted it from oblivion to make it the basis of a complete system of medicine.

As new homeopathic remedies are discovered is referred to as a homeopathic proving. Provings are performed on healthy individuals called provers. A number of provers take a newly prepared homeopathic remedy, and their symptoms are collectively analyzed to build the foundations of the new remedy picture.

Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, devised this proving method in the 18th century. His provings used a small number of provers, focused on all planes, physical, mental, and emotional.

Nevertheless, these provings still provide the basis for our materia medica.

Many have tried to categorize dreams as being part of a remedy picture.

Dreams are not a 'remedy' proving but a symptom of the law of homeopathy of that which is suppressed, either chemically by medications, through heritage (parental during Utero, or miasmatic, which is passed down through the generations), or through trauma's that have been hidden within our psyche.

All disease in the process of cure that it is 'within,' must surface, it must come 'without' in order to be fully healed, this is most definitely aligned to Jungian thought, so a dream is an expression of healing, a bringing back of the wound, to experience wellness.

As one becomes healthier and more balanced, their dreams and spirit become more active and clear, when one is in a state where they're a vital force.

All parts suffer when the Vital Force (immunity) is struggling to regain balance. A proving is created by 'one' remedy, and as it is taken, the symptoms are categorized in the (materia medica).

Multiple remedies (packaged remedies), is not homeopathy, it is called poly-pharmacy, and there is no ability to study it as its own category, as only one remedy is given to a client, only one remedy is 'like treating like.'

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Understanding Homeopathic MIASM'S

Understanding MIASM'S and how it can help our state of growth and changing of the guard of how we feel within

One person may express grief as tears, while another expresses it as heart failure. One person might express despair as loss of hair or vision, while another might express it through suicide or cancer. The way in which we tell our stories can be defined by the influence of our miasmatic predisposition. It is in the telling of these stories through body or mind that gives us the potential to eliminate distorted thought processes caused by old, out-dated disease patterns.

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Excerpted from Dr. Luc DeShepper

Every year the public is warned to get flu vaccinations, but alas! The benefits of flu shots are doubtful at best, and they are potentially harmful, especially for the most susceptible populations—children and the elderly. Vaccinations made from the previous year's flu strains offer no protection against this year's new strain. The best proof is that public health authorities admitted this year that the flu vaccine "did not take." Guess what they recommended? Revaccination! Isn't there something better we can do?

After many years of homeopathic practice, I have found nothing easier than solving each year's upcoming colds and flu's. No flu vaccinations are necessary, and the well-indicated remedy will resolve the flu within a few days if taken at the onset. Readers hesitant to go without their flu shot may be reminded of the success of homeopathy in treating the virulent Spanish flu pandemic (worldwide epidemic) in 1918. Studies done in British hospitals showed that patients treated homeopathically had only a 5% death rate compared to a 45% fatality rate among those treated with drugs.

Granted, this was before antibiotics were discovered—but what medical authority recommends antibiotics for viral illnesses like the flu? None, yet flu patients are inundated with antibiotics—adding to the problems of candida yeast overgrowth and increasingly resistant micro-organisms.

So how does a homeopathic physician go about preventing and treating each year's flu? After seeing 10 to 20 patients, we can establish the leading remedy of the current epidemic. We record all these patients' symptoms, and among them, we immediately see what we call the cardinal symptoms, indicating the remedy for the epidemic. The Asian flu which began to make inroads in December of '96 typically begins with a sore throat, quickly evolving into extreme fatigue and muscle weakness ("as if a truck ran over me"), putting the patient into bed in a debilitated, weak state with a temperature of 102 degrees. The patient feels dull, has no thirst or appetite, and has a severe headache. All these symptoms point to Gelsemium flu. Patients taking GELSEMIUM every two hours usually recuperate from this flu the same day or at most two days.

Patients who haven't been treated with Gelsemium will come to the second stage of this flu: the accumulation of stringy, thick yellow mucus collecting in the sinuses and ears and causing the post-nasal drip. KALI BICH is the remedy at this stage, as well as Gelsemium. Use the same dose but dissolve the two remedies in separate cups and give at least 10 minutes apart.

"Walking pneumonia," as it is called in Western medicine, is the third stage of this particular flu. It includes a severe dry cough, worse at night and when lying down, so bad that I have had patients break ribs from coughing so hard. Yet BRYONIA brings relief immediately, and no antibiotics are necessary.

One cent a day is the cost of this procedure! Think of the schools that have had to close because of this flu. But if each student could get one teaspoon of Gelsemium daily as a preventive during this epidemic, most of them would never get the flu! And this without any side effects.

So Gelsemium is definitely the remedy of the present epidemic—not necessarily the remedy for the next flu. What can you do to protect yourself from further flu's now and next season? Once solved, coughs and colds even of long duration will disappear with the well-chosen remedy. This is the magic of the minimum dose (homeopathy's highly-diluted remedies).

The most popular cold remedy is ARSENICUM. Any beginning cold with a clear runny nose can be aborted with a few doses. It stops the cold in the early stages — sneezing from a change in weather, and a cold that starts in the nose and tends to go down to the throat. The patient is restless, anxious, and thirsty for cold drinks, which he usually drinks in little sips. Often there is a burning of the throat, improving with warm drinks.

ACONITUM is unparalleled for sudden onset of a cold with high fever typically coming on at midnight. Often the child has been running around during the day when there was a dry cold wind. The child goes to bed with no problems but suddenly wakes up around midnight screaming, restless, with a high fever making the whole body hot and asking for cold water to drink. It is amazing how a couple of teaspoons of Aconite will bring down the fever and let the child fall asleep peacefully. The next morning the child will get up as if nothing happened. The storm of illness has been calmed by the marvel that is Aconite.

It might well be that the child suddenly gets a high fever (105¼) around 3 in the afternoon, with a bright red face, ice-cold extremities, and the rest of the body cold as well. All the blood in the body seems to be collected in the face. The pupils are large, and there is a severe, very painful headache. The child can have a wild look in its face. If there is a cough, it is a dry, explosive "machine-gun" cough, a sharp, violent, repetitive cough. BELLADONNA will tame the fever, the headache, and the cough.

For a totally different kind of cold, sometimes a patient tells you that he coughs from the throat because of an ever-present post-nasal drip. He has difficulty bringing up the mucus because it is ropy and sticky. When he finally brings it up, it is yellowish-green. "When it sticks, use KALI BICH!" is our motto. This sticky mucus can also cause sinus headaches and ear pains mimicking acute ear infections in children, so Kali Bich also works well for these conditions.

I remember the case of a lady who always fell ill with sudden chills and coughs. One particular time, she had a hard time recuperating. This severe ongoing cold seemed to get the best of her until I discovered that she always got worse around 11 pm, had a severe tickle in the throat, the trachea or windpipe was raw inside and sore to any pressure, while her exhausting cough hardly brought any mucus up. All these symptoms combined indicated RUMEX as a remedy, which miraculously gave this lady back her life. After one week on Rumex, this suffocating cough and cold of two months disappeared. Coincidence? It happens so many times that it is no lucky fluke. The well-selected homeopathic remedy cures any common cold, chill, or cough time and time again.

Everyone knows how your eyes water when cutting an onion. This means you are practicing crude homeopathy! ALLIUM CEPA, the red onion, is indicated for a cold with the eyes running, not burning tears but bland, and a copious stream of burning water from the nose like a faucet running, with the skin beneath the nostrils raw, red, and burning. The throat is raw, and the rawness quickly extends into the chest, which makes you cough from inhaling cold air. The cold usually comes on from exposure to cold, damp winds and is worse in the evening and in a warm room. If you get these symptoms, you will love red onion in homeopathic doses!

For harsh, choking coughs, in addition to Belladonna already mentioned, every mother should have SPONGIA TOSTA on hand. This miracle of nature, made from a sea sponge, is the number one remedy for croup and those painful, barking, choking coughs which torture the patient day and night. The cough sounds like sawing wood, and there is an immense fear of suffocating since there is a feeling of a plug in the throat.

There are many more remedies for coughs, colds, and flu's depending on the details as outlined above. Observing your symptoms will help your homeopath to find the right remedy, or you can find it yourself from one of the many good books on homeopathic remedies available in health food stores. When you see your symptoms clear up in one day while others are suffering for weeks, you will see for yourself the power of homeopathy!