The word homeopathy comes from the Greek words "homeo"
meaning similar and "pathos" meaning disease or suffering.
Homeopathy, or Homeopathic Medicine, is the practice of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick. Homeopathy is holistic because it treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or a labeled sickness. Homeopathy is natural because its remedies are produced according to the U.S. FDA-recognized Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States from natural sources, whether vegetable, mineral, or animal in nature.
Because homeopathic remedies are highly diluted micro-doses of plants, minerals or biological substances, they are very safe to use. They are gentle to the body and usually cause minimal to no side-effects. At the same time, their action is more physiologic because they stimulate body’s own defense mechanisms, rather than suppressing the symptom.
Officially recognized under the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the 1965 Medicare Act, and the 1987 FDA Compliance Policy Guidelines, these safe, gentle but deep-acting medicines can be used to treat persons experiencing many kinds of medical conditions.
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