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Homeopathy and Naturopathy: Nature Benefiting Nurture


According to the 2009 Milliman Medical Index, an average family of four, covered by an employer-sponsored preferred provider organization (PPO) insurance plan, will still spend almost $17,000 in medical expenses annually. Traditional doctors charge outrageous prices for medical care that is generated to target a broad array of ailments as well as prescribe chemically infused drugs that cause harmful side effects. Traditional prescriptions also lack a singular healing focus, and target multiple issues-even when unneeded. Alternative medical options are growing more popular as individuals branch out in search of more natural healing options. Naturopathic and Homeopathic treatments are becoming more influential as individuals search for a way to avoid harmful side effects, courtesy of chemically infused drugs, as well as less expensive forms of medical care.
The principle of Homeopathy has been known since the time of Hippocrates, the founder of medicine, around 450. Over a thousand years later Paracelsus, a Swiss alchemist, employed the same system based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In the late 18th century Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, an accomplished and admired German physician evolved the concept of Homeopathy. Disgusted with the inhumane and at times barbaric medical practices of the time, he began to develop and practice safe, gentle, and effective methods of healing. Dr. Hahnemann believed that the human body possessed the ability to heal itself and that the symptoms of diseases reflected individual struggles to overcome illness.
Naturopathy has been traced back to the Vedic Era of India, the therapy mentioned in Vedas and ancient text. During this ancient era the physicians treated disease-ridden patients using natural medicine and educating them on…...

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