What are Natural Remedies?

What are Natural Remedies?

Photo: © Marilyn Barbone | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Photo: © Marilyn Barbone | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Natural remedies are substances offered to us by nature. They are entirely safe and will not produce side-effects when used as indicated. Natural remedies include vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, herbs, homeopathic remedies, tissue salts, gemmotherapy and essential fatty acids. They have proved successful for thousands of years.

Although the chemical nature and actions of various natural remedies are only now being studied, the anecdotal evidence that generations of use provide clearly reveals the effectiveness of natural remedies. Essential oils and other botanicals have been used in wellness practices for over 5,000 years.

Modern society has largely alienated people from nature, especially the healing power of whole foods, plants and herbs. A new awareness of our intimate relationship with the natural world and its ability to restore health is now being realized.

Natural remedies are not only effective, but they are also safe, and gentle, making them ideal for home use and self application. Of course, any remedy can cause undesirable effects with overuse or improper use and natural remedies are no exception. We encourage clients to be especially careful when embarking on a cleanse.

The goal of natural therapies is to restore health by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Natural remedies are recommended as a temporary supplement to improve health to the point where the body is able to sustain itself through natural living and healthy habits.

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Homeopathy Principles

Homeopathy Principles

The body has an amazing innate ability to fend for itself and to heal itself when an imbalance exists.  Illness occurs when the body’s resistance has weakened and the illness has penetrated the body’s defence system. Disease is most likely to affect the weakest link in the body network, causing a predisposition to disease at this particular link.

Homeopathy strives to restore health by reinforcing the body’s efforts to remove the underlying disease and heal itself. Homeopathic remedies strengthen the body’s resistance and its ability to fight disease. Given renewed strength, the body is then able to kill the offensive organisms and do whatever is necessary to restore health.

Remedies are chosen according to the character of the symptoms, such as throbbing pain, high fever, or restless anxiety. Symptoms are the body’s warning signals, our natural sirens indicating that something is wrong. Just as we pay heed to a wailing ambulance, we need to listen to our body. Identified symptoms are matched to a homeopathic remedy that produces similar symptoms in a healthy person on the principle that like remedies cure like illnesses. For example, hay fever symptoms of a burning, runny nose, teary eyes and other symptoms similar to those of a person chopping onions could be treated with Alium cepa, the homeopathic remedy made from onion. Conventional ipecac syrup induces vomiting, while its homeopathic counterpart Ipecacuanha treats stomach flus and motion sickness that cause unbearable nausea and vomiting.

Homeopathic principles were devised in the late 1700’s by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician and chemist. Although the roots of homeopathy can be tracked back to philosophers of ancient times, Hahnemann was able to devise a system of medicine based on natural laws. He called it “homeopathy” based on the ancient Greek language, meaning “similar suffering,” and reflecting the principle of “like cures like.”


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Many people died while the herbs that could have saved them grow on their graves.

Father Sebastian Kneipp