Once upon a time, homeopathy was the standard of care in the United States, losing favor with the coming of mass-produced pharmaceuticals.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is fundamentally different from conventional (allopathic) medicine. Allopathic medicine tends to heavily focus on pharmaceuticals, many of which merely suppress symptoms and cause side effects leading to further imbalance. Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms to correct the underlying imbalance that caused the symptoms in the first place.
It’s unfortunate that the word homeopathy has the prefix “home” in it because it gives the impression that homeopathy is synonymous with home remedies, food supplements, vitamins, and herbs. In fact, homeopathy does not incorporate any of these modalities.
Homeopathy is derived from the Greek word “homeo” meaning like or similar and “pathos” meaning pathology or illness. So the literal meaning of homeopathy is similar illness. This means that a homeopathic medicine is administered based on its ability to mimic the disease state, thereby stimulating the body to heal itself.
Bach Floral Essences
With so much going on around us, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed from time to time. Using Bach® flower remedies, you can balance your emotions and fulfill your potential in a completely natural way.*
The flower remedies were developed in the 1930s by Dr. Edward Bach, a physician and homeopath who believed that the key to overall health was to care for the mind as well as the body. He spent his life exploring the use of flowers and plants as a means to promote emotional well-being. By 1936 he identified 38 flower essences, each one derived from a different wildflower, plant, or tree, and each corresponding to a specific emotion.