It can be painful, debilitating, embarrassing and even dangerous. However it presents, we don’t want it.
It can be painful, debilitating, embarrassing and even dangerous. However it presents, we don’t want it. Not to worry… opathy has a reputation for addressing even the most stubborn cases of diarrhea.
In homeopathy, we consider the symptoms key to the illness and an expression of what is going on in the body. So, instead of suppressing the illness, we find a substance in nature that includes the same symptoms the diarrhea presents. Is the diarrhea exhausting? Cramping? Is the person thirsty or hungry? How about the mental state? Is he anxious, irritable or just plain angry? Was there an incident that caused an emotional stress that preceded the diarrhea? All of these idiosyncrasies are the expression of illness that present in tandem with the diarrhea. Hence, they all need to be considered. This is what makes homeopathy so unique and also effective. It views the person, not the disease.
Conversely in conventional medicine, a drug will be given that aborts the diarrhea. It will cause constipation. Is that what we want or do we want a resolution of the illness in its entirety? Each time we work with the body instead of against it, it is an opportunity for deepened health to be restored. Not just the diarrhea, but the overall well being long after the present illness is but a memory.
In homeopathy, we assume the diarrhea has a beneficial effect so we use a remedy that would mimic those same symptoms in an effort of hastening the completion of the illness. Certainly there are times in which eliminating diarrhea is key, not by suppression, but, instead, by stimulating the body to conclude the illness. Homeopathic remedies are prepared from substances that are greatly diluted so that they are made as nano- pharmacology. These minute doses elicit a response that will bring a completion of the illness.
These ideas are not new. Paracelsus wrote about them when he was chronicling medical history. He discussed the principles of using a substance that has the capacity to cause very similar symptoms to what the person is experiencing.
Homeopathy was popular in the United States and Europe at the turn of the last century because of its impressive results with serious infectious diseases. These epidemic diseases, such as cholera, yellow fever, scarlet fever, typhoid and malaria, often presented with diarrhea. The death rate from these diseases when treated homeopathically were commonly one half or even as low as one-eighth of those treated in conventional medical hospitals. At the turn of the century, there were 100 homeopathic hospitals in the United States and 22 homeopathic medical schools.
Homeopathy had an illustrious history of cure and although it is no longer a part of the American medical scene, it has made a resurgence among those who are interested in a medicine that isn’t dangerous. Diarrhea is only one of the maladies it’s capable of addressing.
Consider contacting a homeopath the next time you or your family member is stricken with diarrhea. Homeopathy is reasoned medicine that delivers sterling results.
The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The reader is encouraged to make independent inquires and to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare provider.