Being married to a homeopathic student, I have gained great insight into the world of Homeopathy. Growing up being exposed to only western medicine, the journey of practicing more holistically and natural has been eye opening, enlightening, and very satisfying. This professional journey started over 30 years ago.
Dr. Christian Freiderich Samuel Hahnemann, a german physician quit his medical practice after becoming discouraged at the thought that even medicine in his time had noxious effects in patients. This led him to the creation of homeopathy in 1796. It is based on the principle of “like cures like”. What is means is that a substance that can cause illness or disease in a healthy person, can be used to cure that disease in a sick person. But it gets much more complicated than that. Classic Hahnemannian homeopathy is not just about curing diseases, but rather bringing energetic balance back to the body. So homeopathic remedies can be used not only for acute problems, but more importantly for helping a person overall in their physical and psychological life. The homeopathic remedies do not work like medicine. In fact in a true and pure remedy, there should be no molecules of the original substance left. What is left is the energetic imprint of that substance. After all, there is a lot more to healing and health than some chemical reaction.
Dental Homeopathy – How can it play a role?
For Dentistry, we use acute remedies – those that are well known for specific purposes. Those people who are interested in using homeopathy as a means to achieve better health (both physically and psychologically) should consult with a classically trained homeopath for a constitutional remedy.
Remedies are safe to take. Constitutional remedies need to be under the supervision of a trained homeopath, as there is so much that goes into finding the correct remedy that is a match specifically for you. Acute remedies for specific problems can be taken under the supervision of the dentist.
Homeopathy in dentistry can be used to preventatively treat conditions before they are a problem, treat already existing conditions, and speed recovery and healing. All done while creating less strain on the patient’s systems.
“I don’t understand how it works”
There are many things in our world that we lack understanding of how they work. Our lack of understanding does not mean it does not exist or work, it is purely just something beyond our present knowledge. But reference to this principle of healing dates back to biblical times. Rabbi Shlomo ben Avraham wrote of this concept in the 1200’s. It is also mentioned in the Midrash, a compilation of Rabbinic commentaries on the Oral and Written Torah (Old Testament). While science is great, it is not the panacea of healing. There are many layers to how we heal.
The world is fully of mysteries, things we don’t understand. But it only makes our lives richer and our daily challenges more meaningful. Hopefully, even if you find homeopathic medicine somewhat mysterious, it won’t hold you back from exploring it’s potential!
Come and visit us today to learn more about how you might be able to include this modality into your dental care.