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What is Homeopathy, Naturopathy, and Herbal Medicine?

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What is Homeopathy
by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, PhD, LAc, CCH
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Certified Classical Homeopath

Homeopathy: It’s Hidden and Unspoken Power

by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, CCH, QME

Question: How Does Homeopathy Differ from Herbs and Naturopathy?

Answer: We often use the term homeopathy to refer to anything natural. But homeopathy is a very specific form of healing which refers to the use of homeopathic remedies which are made in a very scientific and precise way.

Question: When Was Homeopathy Discovered?

Answer: It was discovered by a German medical doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, about 200 years ago. In fact, all of homeopathy is governed by the United States Pharmacopoeia, which is the internationally recognized “bible” on homeopathic manufacturing techniques.

Question: What Are Homeopathic Remedies Made From?

Answer: Although it is natural, homeopathy is not herbal medicine per se, and doesn’t refer to, nor imply any other forms of medicine, other then the use of these very specific types of homeopathic medications outlined in the United States Pharmacopoeia.

Homeopathic remedies are made from either plant, animal or mineral substances, and there are literally thousands of homeopathic remedies. Almost all natural substances in the universe can potentially be made homeopathically, if they aren’t already!

Question: Where Can I Buy Homeopathic Remedies?

Answers: There are about ten homeopathic pharmacies in the greater Los Angeles area. The remedies are also now sold at many health food stores and are available for purchase through mail order directly from the homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturers. You do not need a prescription to purchase most homeopathic remedies. There are many homeopathic websites also, where you can glean loads of information for free.

Question: Why Would I Want to Take a Homeopathic Remedy

Answer: The main difference is that homeopathy helps to bring about harmony to the human body/mind/spirit by intervening in the energetic process of the individual. If you have a physical pain, a homeopathic remedy is often the fastest way to heal the pain.

Question: What Can Homeopathy Really Cure?

Answer: Virtually anything: sciatica, migraines, sinus trouble, hot flashes, anxiety, worry, insomnia, fear, depression, bad breath, toe fungus, IBS, constipation, acid reflux, PMS, eating disorders, addictions, stress disorders, and just about anything else.

Question: How Does Homeopathy Cure so Many Different Problems?

Answer: Homeopathy works by treating the whole PERSON, and not the DISEASE. By treating the person, your unique problems will also be cured.

Question: What Does a Homeopathic Remedy Really Do?

Answer: The correct homeopathic remedy will help to unblock the energetic “kinks” in a person which are keeping them from progressing on their emotional and spiritual path. Herbs and vitamins won’t do that, because they only work on the physical and chemical level and not on the energetic level. Some herbs do work on an energetic level, but homeopathy is uniquely suited to treat the energy itself.

Question: What is Naturopathy?

Answer: Naturopathy is a medical term describing all types of natural medicine, including homeopathy, herbs, acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, massage and everything else that is natural.

Question: Who Is Dr. Randy Martin

Answer: A media personality and an author, Dr. Randy W. Martin, OMD, PhD, CCH, QME, LAc, has been in private practice in Valencia, Encino and West Los Angeles since 1983. His book "Optimal Health" discusses how to heal yourself using herbs, homeopathy, acupressure and nutrition. He specializes in treating women and children, men and pain control. His emphasis is on headaches, PMS, menopause, ADD, ADHD, fertility, childbirth, cysts, fibroids and endometriosis. He can be contacted through his website at: www.drrandymartin.com

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