It’s the most tedious of situations — symptoms have appeared, unrelenting, unstoppable. A cold is vicious in its persistence: offers endless fevers and shivering, the wet-eyed stares. Traditional medicines have failed (providing only ways to mask the problem, manage to hide it for mere hours before dissolving). They can’t treat the severity of an illness because they weren’t tailored for it. And you think nothing can be done to combat the days beyond sleeping.
Homeopathy would offer a different suggestion, however — it would instead provide drops of highly diluted mercury, mimicking the symptoms and forcing them to induce a reaction. Healing would occur as the immune system was triggered by a new invader. And the problem would disappear.
Homeopathy — a form of alternative medicine that believes in natural remedies and the law of similars (treat like with like) — is not a commonly accepted practice. Many misunderstand its intentions, think it to be unsafe. But its principles can be found within modern healing, are echoed often in viral cures and vaccines.
The purpose of this practice is to battle illnesses by recognizing their symptoms and then creating a remedy from what could potentially cause those symptoms — even if the cause is known to be incorrect. The common cold, for example, can exhibit signs of mercury poisoning. Offering the patient droplets is therefore recommend to force a crises and stimulate healing.
And this is no different than utilizing strands of bacteria to counter modern diseases, to create vaccines — homeopathy simply chooses natural substances and simulates symptoms that can be found in herbs or mineral matters. This allows each remedy to be unique, offered in diluted forms to ensure only the proper amounts are used.
And the results are impressive. Homeopathy is one of the oldest healing techniques and has managed to survive the arrival of modern medicine — an arrival it helped to form. Its principles remain closely examined by the scientific community and some have been adopted over time. This should therefore allow the public to consider this process with less suspicion and more curiosity.