Autoimmune diseases are some of the most challenging and complicated health conditions to treat. There are a lot of traditional medicines and operations to deal with such problems. But more and more people are using homeopathy for autoimmune disorders and it’s a subject that has great interest to me.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a form of alternative or complementary medicine. The principles of homeopathy were first developed by a German doctor named Samuel Hahnemann back in the late 1700’s.
He found that patients suffering with certain illnesses could see positive results by being exposed to a diluted substance related to what their illness was. The practice and treatments have come a long way since then, but the fundamentals have stayed the same.
How Homeopathy Is Different to Traditional Medicines
Traditional, or conventional medicines tend to focus on treating the symptoms and lessening the effects of them. Whereas natural approaches like homeopathy tend to try and help the person’s immune system and stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
The main difference here is the timeline behind treating and healing conditions. Traditional medicine tends to have a bigger impact on the short term, while the symptoms can return. While homeopathy can be slower to make a difference but the patient can see the results last longer.
These are generalizations, each individual is affected differently, and each medical condition has it’s own differences. There are always exceptions, and there will be countless different reactions from different people. But broadly speaking, this is how the two types of treatment are looked at.
Using Homeopathy for Autoimmune Disorders
Homeopathy is considered to be a therapeutic form of treatment. The principle behind it is to give the patient a small dose of whatever is causing the problem to stimulate the body to fight off the illness.
It’s the same principle as we see with vaccinations and allergy testing samples. By exposing a person’s system to a certain substance, it stimulates a response. Homeopathic treatments are much smaller in dose. They are a lot safer and present almost no chance of side-effects or issues.
Another benefits to homeopathic treatments is that they can be tailored to the individual the the illness they have. By visiting a qualified health professional and discussing your condition you can be prescribed a tailored plan of treatment.
The connection between curing autoimmune disorders and the use of homeopathy is somewhat of a mystery as far as the science is concerned. Much like a lot of modern medicines are not fully understood, and why certain people react differently to different treatments. Homeopathy is not fully understood.
People with autoimmune illnesses see their condition worsen because their own immune system turns on their own body. It becomes over-active and starting fighting the person’s own cells along with viruses and bacteria.
There have been studies following patients with autoimmune illnesses being given homeopathic treatments and placebos. The results were a lot more positive for those on homeopathic treatment plans, showing a positive results.
Turning to homeopathy for autoimmune disorders is something that should be thought through carefully and under the guidance of a medical professional. There has been cases of individuals seeing huge improvements in their condition, and feeling a lot better.
Likewise, there are people who do not see any benefits at all. Being completely safe, it should always be a consideration and something to look at with an open mind.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.