JACK GAGLIARDI, Homeopath, Hom, DSHomMed, RCSHom,
Registered Homeopath with
WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
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Homeopathy is a safe, effective system of Western medicine, used by millions of people worldwide for over 200 years. Homeopathy is the second most widely used medical therapy in the world. Homeopathic medicines are safe for infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly and produce no side-effects or interactions with pharmaceutical or herbal medications.
Homeopathy is not naturopathy or herbal medicine. It is a unique system of medicine developed by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann in the early 1800s. Hahnemann founded this system of medicine based on the principle that a disease with a given set of symptoms can be cured by a medicine (remedy) which is known to produce a similar set of symptoms in healthy individuals. The remedy is prescribed in the minimum dosage required to bring about (stimulate) healing.
This principle where "like cures like" is called "The Law of Similars" and is the foundation of Homeopathic Medicine.
Homeopathy involves the selection and prescription of a remedy (made from individual, natural substances - plant, animal or mineral in origin) which through prior testing on healthy people and from clinical experience and observation, is known to produce a similar symptom picture to that of the patient. Homeopathic medicines are assessed by Health Canada. The product label bears a product licence number preceded by the distinct letters DIN-HM. The product licence number on the label informs consumers that the product has been reviewed and approved by Health Canada for safety and efficacy.
The “Homeopathy Act, 2007” was passed by provincial parliament in June, 2007, making homeopathy a regulated health profession in Ontario. Although only recently regulated in Ontario, homeopathy has been practised in this province since as early as 1840. In fact, it was previously regulated in 1859 with homeopathic representation on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) until 1960. When Council representation ceased at that time, homeopathy continued to be practised as a legal, self-governed profession with memberships in provincial and federal associations such as the Canadian Society of Homeopaths.
In Toronto, the Princess Margaret Hospital was once a homeopathic hospital. The first female to practise medicine in Canada was Emily Stowe (1831-1903); She was a homeopath and medical doctor who founded the Women's College Hospital in Toronto. In Montreal, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was formerly called the Montreal Homeopathic Hospital.
Homeopathic remedies are used throughout the world, particularly in Europe, Australia, South America, Canada, the U.S. and India.
In England, where homeopathy is well recognized and respected, the Royal Family retains the services of a homeopathic physician. There are five homeopathic hospitals in the United Kingdom, (homeopathic doctor visits are covered under the national health care plan) and homeopathy is the most popular post-graduate medical course. In Germany, where homeopathy originated, it is required study in medical school and there are over 6,000 homeopaths. In France, 40% of physicians practice homeopathy or refer patients to a homeopath. In India, there are over 100,000 homeopathic physicians, and Mother Teresa used homeopathic medicines in her hospital in Calcutta.
The World Health Organization has cited homeopathy as a system of medicine that should be integrated worldwide with conventional medicine.
It is estimated that over 500 million people around the world have received homeopathic treatment.
For more information about Homeopathic Medicine please visit ExraordinaryMedicine.org