What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a medical specialty that is based on the knowledge and application of medicines contained in the U.S. FDA-recognized Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. It is a scientific therapeutic method which embodies a philosophy of understanding people and illness in holistic context with the goal of promoting optimal health and healing.

Homeopathic medicines are applied on the basis of the empiric law of similars. While German physician C.F. Samuel Hahnemann codified this principle in 1796 into a system of medicine that he called homeopathy, from the Greek, omoiou (like) and paqos (disease), the observation of this principle dates to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.). Resolution of an illness occurs when the sick individual is given a small dose of medicine capable of producing similar symptoms in a healthy prover. The medicine acts to return that person’s being to homeostasis.

In homeopathic practice, the assistance of homeostasis, rather than it’s opposition, renders the subject healthier and more able to resist illness. This aspect of cure is integral to homeopathic practice. The individual’s overall sense of well-being and efficient, integrated functioning of vital importance in assessing health. A complete cure is a step to greater health, not the mere absence of pathologic signs.

Where is homeopathy particularly effective?

Homeopathy has been particularly effective in the several fields and conditions listed below:

  • Asthma
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Bed wetting in children
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Childhood diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Ineffective labor
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Ear infections
  • Skin problems (Eczema, Acne etc)
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Croup
  • Colic
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Mastitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Migraines
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Post traumatic stress syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic viral conditions
  • Vaginitis
  • Nausea of pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Recurrent unrinary tract infections
  • Premenopausal syndrome
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Acute viral syndromes


Dr. AnnAlisa Behling, N.D.

Barb Meconis