I had the fantastic opportunity to speak to health and medical professionals at the office in Hoffman Estates about naturopathic medicine today! As part of my talk, I spoke about Homeopathy. Homeopathy is at times complicated to define and understand. Homeopathic preparations are made by diluting and succussing (a fancy way of shaking and pounding) a herb, mineral, etc. until it is so dilute that the preparation no longer carries the particles of the original matter. What is left, to some degree, is the essence of the original matter, but not the physical property of the matter. The homeopathic preparation is then applied to situations that the homeopathy can be used in cases where “like cures like”. In other words, if the subtance in question were if in large quantities, it could cause an illness and symptoms, but taken in the homeopathic preparation, could actually address those same symptoms.
This is probably one of my favorite videos on the subject: