Developed in the 18th century by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathic remedies are dilutions of natural substances given to work with the body to stimulate the body’s own response to heal itself.
In conventional medicine, prescriptions are often made based on the way of opposites. Pharmaceutical medications come under the names of ‘anti-depressants’, or ‘anti-tussive’. The goal being to suppress the body’s reaction to a state of illness. Whereas homeopathy looks to induce the body’s healing reaction by choosing remedies based on the Law of Similars. In some ways analoguous to a vaccine, a homeopathic remedy is a safe low dose substance that promotes the body to react to establish a healthy state. A homeopathic remedy that causes a symptom, such as a poundingh headache in a healthy person, will be used to treat another person with a similar headache.
There are thousands of homeopathic remedies to choose from. Your unique symptoms are very important to choosing the correct remedy. No two headaches are the same, as such the same homeopathic remedy cannot be selected for a pounding headache as for a throbbing headache that causes nausea.
Due to the necessity for matching symptoms appropriately, some people find that a ‘headache’ homeopathic remedy did not work very well for them. However when a large number of symptoms – or in this case headache descriptors – are matched the right remedy can be used to relieve pain quickly.