This week I interviewed our family Homeopath, Sarah Damlo. It was World Homeopathy Awareness Week, honoring the birthday of Samuel Hahnemann (April 10, 1755), the founder of homeopathy. Did you know homeopathy has been around for more than 200 years?!
I get a lot of questions about how and why our family uses homeopathy. In terms of what got us started with homeopathy, I was just curious, and our newborn daughter had a rash … and the rest is history.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy begins with a lengthy intake — almost like a therapy session. The Homeopath asks questions about symptoms (mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical) and personal history. They take all of that information, do additional research, and put together personalized remedy that will evoke the healing response.
Homeopathy literally translates to “similar” or “like treats like.” This means that something that evokes symptoms in a healthy person can — in very diluted amounts — treat someone who is ill with those symptoms. For example, the homeopathic form of red onion (which often make people’s eyes water), allium cepa, can be used to treat allergy symptoms of burning and teary eyes. The remedy triggers the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Remedies come from substances in the natural world, plants, animals, and minerals (highly diluted). They are safe and non-toxic.
In the interview, we covered the following questions:
- How does homeopathy work (in layman’s terms)?
- Why do most people seek out a Homeopath?
- Would you use a Homeopath instead of a general practitioner?
- Is homeopathy covered by insurance?
- How do I find a Homeopath?
- Can you use traditional medicine and homeopathy simultaneously?
- How do homeopathic remedies support our emotional and spiritual state in conjunction with our physical?
- Is homeopathy better for long-term proactive/preventive care or for acute care?
Learn More About Homeopathy
Homeopathy for Kids resource list from Desiree Brazelton of Spark Wellness.
My interview with Homeopath Kate Birch from the Healthy Happy Kids Telesummit.
Americans for Homeopathy Choice — a consumer based group of parents and advocates to keep homeopathy available and accessible for all.
Free and Healthy Children International — awareness, education, and access to Homeoprophylaxis. They shared articles, testimonials, and research all week.
Magic Pills Movie — easy to watch for all levels of interest and goes in to the use of homeopathy for outbreaks around the world and its popularity in the millions.
Also, many articles by Dr. Lisa Same. This one in particular about homeopathy during the 1918 influenza pandemic.