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A Brief History of Health Systems in the Western World  The Healing Process Can this help my condition?

The more an individual knows about health and the process of homeopathy and holistic medicine, the better the results. It is just not as straightforward as standard medicine where most people with a given condition are very often given the same medicine with the same instructions. The client is always treated as an individual with a specific history. He or she needs to be part of the healing process, and be aware of the changes at a physical and emotional levels.

Here is a simple video, you can watch, if you want to understand why homeopathy can help you. For more in-depth information, please, read below.

The information below will help you understand how healing.

The path to disease and the journey to health

In all forms of energetic medicine and especially with homeopathy, disease is seen as a way for the body and the mind to show a disturbance.
The wisdom of the body will ensure that symptoms affect the least critical area, and that emotions can be re-balanced through the body’s physical processes. For this reason, the deeper or more important the affected organs, the more serious the issue.
This table broadly shows how a condition will be rated in a holistic or homeopathic sense:

Direction of Disease in Holistic Medicine
A condition impacting tissue on the right hand-side may not be more life-critical in the conventional sense than one on the left-hand side, but it will be considered a more serious disturbance by a homeopath and possibly take longer to heal.

There is also a vertical direction to health which is as important. It is how well the body responds to any disturbance.

Disturbances can be external disrupters (such as food, chemicals, pollen, viruses or bacteria…) or internal disrupters (such as emotions, stress or internally-made toxins). This is very closely linked to the vitality (“energy”) of an individual. If a person has a strong vitality, then the body will be able to eliminate disturbances efficiently and with minimal impact. However, if there is too much toxicity or an underlying weakness, then the elimination process will be compromised and some toxins will stay and be stored in the body. The more toxic the tissues, the harder for the body to have a normal healing process. The level of response to toxins is summarised in the table below:

Weakening of Immunity in Holistic Medicine

The healing process using clinical homeopathy, shortly explained

The homeopathic case-taking will assess a patient in respect to the position of the symptoms and vitality on the two charts above.
When faced with disease and symptoms, the body does not heal in a haphazard, accidental way, but according to a deep biological intelligence. A true healing process will mirror the body’s own healing strategies. It will not be about a specific herb or remedy but about understanding and helping the way our mind and body heal themselves.
The healing process can broadly be divided into five stages. For some cases, the focus is only needed in one or two stages, but in others, the healing process will require all five. Depending on the individual and the situation, each stage will be best done one-by-one but sometimes several stages can be achieved simultaneously.

1. Symptom Relief

What drives most patients to a health practitioner is relief from some kind of pain, discomfort or lack of freedom on a physical or psychological level. All systems of medicine are involved with alleviating these symptoms. While, this is the primary focus of conventional medicine, holistic treatment such as homeopathy will also seek to unravel deeper causes and promote lasting changes in your level of health.

2. Revitalisation

As the body has devoted parts of its energy to eliminate an illness, there is usually a loss in vitality and internal resources suffered by the individual. In order to have an effective response, it is important to ensure that the body has the right nutrients and resources to promote health. This is often overlooked by conventional medicine and also many holistic practitioners. Providing nutrients and support to a sick body will help with the recovery.

3. Detoxification

Very often, the body cannot function properly if there are high levels of damaging toxins or free radicals within the lymphatic system or at a tissue or cellular level. Toxins are often found at an area where disease occurs or has occurred. Toxins can be external (virus, metals, chemicals) or internal accumulations of the body’s own by-products. These wastes slowly and inexorably weaken the organism on all levels, generating both chronic disease states and acute illness. Clearing debris from cells, tissues and organs relieves the body of a tremendous burden and allow the body to work as it should.

4. Regeneration

Once vitality is enhanced and toxin levels have reduced, weakened or damaged  tissues can be regenerated. This is about pure repair and its extent and duration depends on the nature, duration and location of illness.

5. Pattern Change

When the individual has regained strength, healing is almost complete. Yet, there is a crucial next step. Pattern change is about changing and retaining lifestyle, habits and pre dispositions that have an impact on illness and health. While often overlooked, this level is critical if the individual wants to realise the full potential of his or her life.
As you can see, a natural approach to health is not a straight “take a pill” approach. For this reason, healing can take time and improvement may appear slow at the beginning.

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A Brief History of Health Systems in the Western World  The Healing Process Can this help my condition?

Thierry Clerc, MARH, RHom, MSc
Registered Health Practitioner, Cambridge (UK)
Clinical Homeopath, Bioresonance Therapist, Nutritionist