Homeopathic care in Los Angeles
Homeopathy is a scientific method of medicine that uses highly diluted substances to trigger the body's natural immune response. It is a holistic and unique approach to healthcare because it treats the whole person not just specific symptoms and because the remedy is chosen based on a person's individualizing symptoms. It is very gentle and safe for everyone including pregnant and nursing women, infants and children. Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, non-addictive and carry no side-effects.
Homeopathy is not new. It has been in practice for over 200 years and has benefited millions of people around the world. Homeopathy has deep roots in the U.S. and flourished during 1880-1920. During homeopathy's golden era, there were 22 homeopathic medical schools, 100 homeopathic hospitals, 1000 homeopathic pharmacies and about 25,000 homeopathic physicians. Homeopathy's popularity started to dwindle in the U.S. when modern drugs were introduced, but it continued to grow steadily in other parts of the world such as Europe, Mexico, South America and Asia.
Today, homeopathic remedies are again growing in popularity according to the National Center for Homeopathy stating that Americans spent 230 million dollars on homeopathic remedies in 1996 and sales are rising rapidly at about 12 - 15% each year. Doctors, scientists, researchers, corporations and the general public are all responsible for the accelerated expansion in the interest of homeopathic products, research and educational initiatives.
Some very famous people have endorsed the use of homeopathy such as the Queen of England, Prince Charles, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, U.S. Presidents, Paul McCartney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Suzanne Somers, Cindy Crawford, David Beckham, Whoopi Goldberg, the founder of AA and many more.
How Can Homeopathy Help Women
Homeopathy can offer many benefits for all the stages of a woman's life and for those women seeking an alternative treatment for their health condition.
When a young girl reaches puberty and starts menstruating she may be plagued with painful or irregular periods, excessive flow or scanty flow, mood disorders or PMS. Homeopathy can help balance or stimulate a woman's menstrual cycle.
For a woman in her child-bearing years, homeopathy can bring relief from common pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, heartburn and constipation. Homeopathic medicines are very safe while pregnant because the medicines are used in very minute amounts yet they are very effective.
Homeopathy is also useful after childbirth to help with soreness, bruising, healing C-section scars and post-partum depression. Also if there are problems with milk supply, painful or cracked nipples or mastitis, homeopathy can help with those issues as well.
As a woman matures, there may be other problems that can develop which may limit her life and freedom, such things as urinary tract infections, fibroids or cysts genital herpes, arthritis and menopause. Yes, we have homeopathic remedies that have been clinically proven to improve these symptoms naturally.
Homeopathic medicines are available over the counter, but an evaluation by a certified homeopathic practitioner is recommended. Liz Valdez, CCH (Cand) is a nationally certified homeopath based in Los Angeles, California.