Posted: Jun 10, 2010 7:18 pm
by Dr. Nancy Malik
Dudely wrote:
Dr. Nancy Malik wrote:
Paul wrote:
I would have thought that if homoeopaths 'understand' how it works in the human body, they should be able to somehow replicate it in the laboratory. Unless there is no difference of course.

Homeopathic medicines stimulate your body's homeostatic mechanism so your body heals itself by dealing with the sources of your symptoms. This stimulus assists your system in clearing itself of any expressions of imbalance. The homeopath physician gives you a medicine which matches your symptoms as you experience them, and which takes into account you as a person - your individual characteristics emotionally as well as physically.

Would it be accurate then to say that you should be able to look at the body and see a stimulated homeostatic mechanism or that the body's response to disease/illness is greater after taking a homeopathic remedy? Would this be a good way of validating whether it is working or not?

Let me give you an example

Think of your body as your internal temperature gauge. If you go outside and it is very hot, your body will recognize it is too hot and begin to perspire. Your homeostatic mechanism is producing a symptom - perspiration - in an effort to cool down the body. If you go outside and it is very cold, the symptom is shivering. Your homeostatic mechanism is trying to warm the body up by shivering to produce heat.

Think about the last time you were shivering. You could not control it, and you did not stop until you were warm. It is the same way with homeopathic medicines. If you are ill and your body is showing symptoms, the symptoms will not disappear until the source of the symptoms has disappeared.