is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world. Its popularity in the United States has grown between 25 to 50 percent per year throughout the last decade.
It is a system of medicine based on three principles:
– Like cures like – for example, if the symptoms of your cold are similar to poisoning by mercury, then mercury would be your homeopathic remedy.
– Minimal dose – the remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form; normally one part of the remedy to around 1,000,000,000,000 parts of water.
– Single remedy – no matter how many symptoms are experienced, only one remedy is taken, and that remedy will be aimed at all those symptoms.
Similar principals form the basis of conventional allergy treatment, where the allergic substance is given in a small dose, and in vaccines where an impotent form of the virus is given to bolster the immune system against that particular virus.
Homeopaths undergo three years of full-time graduate clinical based training. Naturopath’s receive up to two years of Homeopathic training and have the option to specialize with further internships.
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