Without a doubt, homeopathy works, but there are people who might tell you it doesn’t. This article explores why some are disappointed in the action and ability of homeopathy.
The first consideration is the consciousness of the current world. Most people are caught up in their medical diagnosis. Most people are not taught that they are responsible for their lives. Most people (including doctors) have little idea of the cause of disease and their power to overcome it.
A medical diagnosis really has little value outside the medical paradigm. And the reason for a diagnosis in the medical field is to limit the number of drugs a doctor gives you. This really helps them when they only give you a short consultation, often minutes.
Of course a homeopath needs to know the area of the body affected because that is important, as is the depth of the problem. But not the diagnosis, so much, other than to see improvement in the subsequent consultations.
For example, arthritis is much too vague a diagnosis to help a homeopath arrive at a suitable prescription. Yes, joints are affected but HOW and in what WAY? Did the problem start in a joint that was involved in an injury years ago? Is the problem affected by heat or cold, or change of season, or start of movement?
These very significant personal symptoms vary with each person, but some people find it hard to appreciate them. They just say, “it hurts’. Yeah, we get that, but it’s not enough.
Another situation where people may wonder whether homeopathy works or not is they don’t give it enough time. Often, they don’t go back to their homeopath for a follow up consultation. Yet we need that, to discover what the remedy did for you and if necessary make some changes. It isn’t just about the pain going away. Health is far more complicated than that.
Even if the pain (or symptom) does go away, you may not be moving in the right direction – towards health. As a layman and with personal involvement, you wouldn’t be able to see this.
Most homeopaths find this frustrating. Someone who returns a year, or more, after their initial consultation, with no contact in between, often can’t remember how the last remedy worked. Then we have a dilemma; do we repeat the remedy or change it? Who knows? It may have helped, then you relapsed.
Most homeopaths don’t give many doses in the first consultation, because we need to know how you responded to it. If you’re not doing well, not only is it pointless to continue to take it, you can start to get the symptoms of the remedy. Sure, you can go to a homeopathic pharmacy and pick up a bottle of the same remedy and so avoid a consultation fee. However, that decision may cost you a lot more than a consultation fee, in the long term.
On the other hand, you may be doing very well, but don’t realise you are because the chief complaint is still there, but other, important areas, have shown an improvement. It is only when this is pointed out, that people can see it.
Sometimes a really well indicated remedy may not work because a vital piece of the jig-saw is missing.
Homeopaths are human, too! That means we don’t always get the best prescription for you first, or even second, time. Consultations are relationships. We need you to give us your best and we need to give our best. We need to work together. Normally, a relationship takes time to develop.
Another area where people wonder if homeopathy works or not is when they buy an over-the-counter remedy and they don’t get the results they wanted. Mostly, this is because they are still in the diagnosis consciousness and have made a bad choice of remedy.
However, selecting the best remedy is only part of the story. You also need to know which is the best potency (strength) and how often it should be repeated. Without training in this, it is impossible for you to know, and so fail to get the best results.
It is not uncommon, in today’s complicated world, to do what we call zig-zag prescribing. In other words, people often have so many problems, we find that focusing on one thing at a time brings the fastest results. So a remedy may be changed often.
Health is complicated. By investing in your health, you are more likely to see the best results in the shortest possible time. Focusing on your long term goals for health, helps bring how important it is into perspective.
Health, your most important asset! Find someone you trust and work with them.