The word homeopathy derives from the Greek word Homoios, meaning similar, and pathos meaning suffering. Homeopathic remedies are dilutions of natural substances from plants, minerals and animals that are based on the principle that like cures like and act to stimulate the body's natural healing response.
Most people believe that the higher the dose of a medicine, the greater the effect. But the opposite holds true in homeopathy where the more a substance is diluted, the higher its potency. This phenomenon has been the source of great fascination among practitioners and researchers in the field of homeopathic medicine, as diluted homeopathic remedies from the point of view of conventional chemistry, may contain no trace of the original substance. In fact, any homeopathic remedy over 24X potency (twenty-four successive dilutions and successions) will have no chemical trace of the original substance remaining. But, it is believed that the electromagnetic resonant frequency of the original substance is imprinted in the homeopathic remedy through the process of successive dilution and succession.
In homeopathy, the process of healing begins by eliminating the immediate symptoms, then progressing to the older, underlying symptoms. Many of these layers are residues of fevers, trauma, or chronic disease that were unsuccessfully treated or suppressed by conventional medicine. As the stages of homeopathic healing progress, the patient may get worse before getting better. This is often referred to as the healing crisis.
Today many homeopathic practitioners use combination formulas that contain several remedies to cover a broad range of symptoms for an acute condition. For example, people with colds experience runny noses, watery eyes, sneezing, fever, and headaches. A combination cold remedy contains remedies for each of these symptoms. The appropriate remedies in a formula will have a therapeutic effect, while the unnecessary remedies will be shed off and have no effect at all. Combination homeopathic remedies have a unique effect on the body; the body assimilates what it needs, and throws off what it doesn't, making it a completely safe, nontoxic form of medicine. GUNA is a company that has excellent combined formulas for many ailments. Call us at 207-657-4325 for recommendations. GUNA products can be purchased through Emerson Ecologics by clicking here