What is the exact mechanism of action of homeopathic medicines? This is the burning question, both for advocates of homeopathy and critics of homeopathy alike. Some homeopathic medicines are at low enough dilutions to contain molecules of the original substance (usually a plant or mineral) from which they are made, but others are diluted beyond the point at which you expect any molecules of the original substance to be present; it is these ‘high dilutions’ which make homeopathy controversial in certain circles. For HRI, supporting projects which will help us understand more about how homeopathic medicines work are an important priority. Current projects
If you rely on the personal experience of patients, there are a large number of people who will claim, usually with great certainty, that they had been cured or at least helped by homeopathy when orthodox medicine had failed. One can see why. The system is easy to understand and seems safe. The long consultation is, per se, therapeutic, although it is seldom realized that a succession of shorter consultations with an orthodox and sympathetic general practitioner can soon add up to an hour, with the added advantage that the series of consultations allows observation of the development or disappearance of a disease over time. This is especially important since many of the diseases treated by homeopaths are either transient and disappear spontaneously, or they are cyclical, consisting of a series of attacks followed by spontaneous remissions. If a visit to a homeopath happens to be followed by a remission or the total disappearance of a disease, homeopathic medicine gets the credit. If there was ever a medical system which cried out for a careful scientific trial it is homeopathy. One of the early trials, carried out in 1835, is astonishing because it was very close to a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, undertaken with great care long before the mid-twentieth century when most of us believed that such randomized trials were first devised and carried out. It showed, incidentally, that homeopathy was ineffective
Fight or flight, fright or fatigue, our emotional responses constantly struggle to balance the chemistry of stress. The cost is often hours of precious sleep. Less sleep increases stress chemistry even more and our troubles spiral out of control. By easing one, you ease the other. Homeopathy is peerless for helping us process emotional responses during the day and find our natural sleep cycles at night– all without numbing chemicals or enforced drowsiness. Imagine Stress & Sleep options that work with your body’s toolbox to ease stress effects without the common groggy and mind-dulling side effects of other meds.
World Homeopathy Day is celebrated on April 10 globally to mark the importance of homeopathy in the world of medicines. This day is the birth anniversary of Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann. He was a German physician who founded homeopathy. Observation of World Homeopathy Day helps us to understand the importance of homeopathic medicines and their benefits.