Balancing Your Essence
Homeopathic medicine is a natural pharmaceutical system utilizing potentized doses of substances from the plant, mineral or animal kingdom to arouse the body’s natural healing response.
The basic law of homeopathy, “let likes be cured with like” (“Similia Similbus Curentur”) means that any substance which can make you ill can also cure you. In other words, a substance capable of producing symptoms of a disease or illness in a healthy person can cure those symptoms in a sick person.
Dr. Boxer uses remedies for both acute (self-limiting) conditions and “constitutional” treatment. With acute conditions such as the common cold, digestive upset, or injuries/aches and pains, she will recommend a remedy which will quickly take care of the problem. With chronic conditions, the patient may need a more comprehensive evaluation which will include studying personality and temperament, fears, dreams, food preferences, and individual physical symptoms.
As Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, once wrote: “The highest ideal of therapy is to restore health rapidly, gently, permanently; to remove and destroy the whole disease in the shortest, surest, least harmful way.”