No expert, but.... Homeopathy, I believe, uses very tiny dilute amounts of a substance that will irritate the problem in question, thus somehow forcing the body to fix the problem or come to some state of balance. Homeopathy is, as with any alternative form of medicine, highly criticized, but from what I can observe, fairly harmless. I.e., you certainly won't hurt yourself taking a homeopathic remedy. I've tried a few remedies for some minor issues like colds and gotten mild results at best myself.
Having done my research.... and having also been friends with a lot of people who swear by homeopathy, I don't really think of homeopathy as being an effective way to treat either mild or serious illnesses. The guy who founded the movement has been pretty much pegged as a quack by tons of experts. I am a huge fan of holistic health treatments, especially Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, but homeopathy has never really done it for me.
Dr. Andrew Weil says that homeopathy neither hurts nor helps people. However, I go for the mind-body connection... I was recommended by a New Orleans practitioner to try Vervain for "the need to always be helping/pleasing people." I am supposed to add a few drops to fluids several times a day. At the very least, I am getting more fluids in. The very process of focusing and adding those drops to my drink makes me remember that I don't have to jump through hoops for anyone and that you can't make all the people like you all the time.
Hi Tamar, it sounds like you are using a flower essence instead of a homeopathic remedy. Flower essences are similar to homeopathy in that you are using something that has been "diluted" and it comes in a bottle with a dropper, but the flower essences are supposed to be bottled vibrations of the actual flower's spirit. That sounds a little strange, I know, but they have always worked for me.
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