And what if we talk about homeopathy...
Article published in the Winter Edition 2023 of Montréal enSanté
Today, let's address homeopathy in the integrative approach of health and vision of diseases. Indeed, how many of our patients dare not talk about the use of complementary approaches such as acupuncture, osteopathy, naturopathy or homeopathy, to our conventional treatments, for fear of our exclusive judgment.
What is the most widely used homeopathic medicine, for several centuries, by the general public, because of its effectiveness? Of course, we are talking about Arnica Montana. What is it used for? In all traumas, injuries or surgery that may cause hematoma or ecchymosis, i.e., any type of blood effusion. First, let us recall that the word homeopathy originates from the Greek "homeos pathos", meaning "the similar suffering". The substances that cause this "similar suffering" are chosen as medicines and typically derive from the plant, mineral or animal sources. They are then potentized in centesimal Hahnemannian, i.e., 1 ml must be potentized in 99 ml then 1 ml of this dilution in 99 ml and so on for each subsequent CH1. In addition, the liquid product must be vigorously shaken (the succussion) at each step of dilution to obtain the potentization. This is where the diffculty lies in proving its effectiveness from a chemical point of view. Yet, many studies provide evidence of the biological action of homeopathy and its effectiveness.
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About the author:
CHRISTIANE LABERGE, M.D.
Family physician since 1977, broadcaster in writing, radio and television with Videotron, Radio-Canada, Cogéco 985 fm and its regional stations since 1999, Dr. Laberge is also a speaker on global health, traditional family medicine and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), both for the health professional community and the general public.
Collaboration en matière de recherche
RACHEL ROBERTS, BSc(Hons) MCH RSHom FSHom FFHom(Hon)
The Chief Executive of the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI), Ms. Roberts has a First-Class Honours degree in Biological Sciences specialising in Physiology from the University of Birmingham. She graduated from the College of Homeopathy, London in 1997 and was in private practice as a homeopath until 2012. She subsequently lectured in homeopathy and medical sciences at various colleges in the UK and overseas before joining HRI. Since then, Ms Roberts has been awarded Honorary Fellowships by the Society of Homeopaths and Faculty of Homeopathy (UK), in acknowledgement of her highly regarded work in the fields of homeopathy and homeopathic research respectively.
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