The age old question surrounding homeopathy is always "Why should I be using it? Are there any benefits over conventional medicine?" I have tried to dissect that through an infographic.
I have been asked by many people as to what are the key ingredients that make up a good homeopath. There are a lot of skills and other qualities that are needed, but if I were to focus on the 3 main skills that are essential for good homeopathic prescribing, this infographic explains it very nicely. You can chose this as a good guide when looking for a homeopath.
We always marvel at how in similar life situations, weather conditions and environments, certain people seem to be way more robust than others and do not tend to fall sick easily. Most often, we think that these people are blessed or born with better "immunity" and there is little we are able to do to improve ours. Of-course, there can be cases when this is due to what we corporeal factors like improper diet, sleep or exercise regimens and in those cases, those factors need to be addressed first. However, it still does not explain how some people tend to be under the weather very often despite of maintaining a healthy life-style. The answer to this conundrum lies in a kind of taint or imbalance in the subtle energy that governs the immune system along with every function and sensation of the organism. These imbalances can be passed on from one generation to the next and are the root cause of lower immunity according to homeopathy. Negative life circumstances, stress, and aggressive intervention with antibiotics or other strong medications (especially steroidal) for acute diseases tends to worsen the imbalance and brings the life energy more and more out-of-tune resulting in a increased predisposition towards acute and chronic disease.
So how can homeopathy help here? Fortunately, there is a class of remedies in homeopathy which have the depth to correct those imbalances in a permanent way. This process takes careful prescribing and often a series of what we call anti-miasmatic remedies to achieve full balance. A homeopath who is adept at resolving these deep imbalances and predispositions will be able to achieve better "immunity" to acute diseases along with resolution of the chief complaint. This is also the reason why good homeopathic treatment is almost always followed by years, at-times decades of robustness to infections. Always remember, the power to fight negative influences and achieve heightened immunity lies within every human being, it just needs the right homeopathic remedy to bring it to its full potential. Once the life-force is reigning supreme without any derangement or imbalances, it is the best protector of health ever built.
So often, I am encountered with the question that 'what does it mean to be healthy?'. According to homeopathy, the definition of health is freedom from all limitations in life, the limitations being mental, emotional or physical. So, anything which limits your sense of freedom in life or prevents you from realizing your full potential as a human being is sickness and freedom from all such limitations is health. Homeopathy aims to achieve that ideal of health and does so in a gentle, rapid and permanent way, without life-long dependence on pills or medications. Some of the signs of good health are: