Using Homeopathy Along
with Other Therapies
Homeopathic medicine is very compatible
with many other treatment modalities. Family and individual counseling
is often much more effective and proceeds more quickly when one
or more family members are under homeopathic treatment. When the
whole person is in balance, his mind is generally clearer and
he is much more able to move forward in his life.
Therapies such as chiropractic, craniosacral,
auditory integration, psychotherapy, and biofeedback are fine
to pursue along with homeopathy. Once the correct homeopathic
medicine has been given, many patients find that they no longer
need to follow strict allergy rotation diets, receive desensitization
injections, take megadoses of numerous vitamins and minerals,
and use other therapies aimed at treating individual symptoms.
It is very understandable that individuals with ADD want to try
anything that has the possibility of helping them, but using too many therapies,
conventional or alternative, at the same time can make it very
difficult to discern what effect each specific therapy is having.
When a person receives the correct homeopathic medicine, she knows
it. She feels an improvement in energy, physical ailments, concentration,
attitude, and creativity. Once she feels so much better, she generally
no longer needs lots of other therapies.
Are There Any Things I Can't
Do During Homeopathic Treatment?
There are certain substances and
exposures that consistently interfere with homeopathic treatment.
Most practitioners will advise you to avoid the following substances:
coffee, eucalyptus, camphor, menthol, recreational drugs, and
electric blankets. You will be asked to avoid using topical medications
such as topical steroids, antibiotics, antifungals, and to use
oral antibiotics and cortisone products only after consulting
your homeopath, except in cases of emergency. Acupuncture, although
a treatment of tremendous value, is not recommended during homeopathic
treatment. Nor are other treatments, which are prescribed in order
to remove specific symptoms without treating the whole person.
Can Homeopathy Help Me or
Most people are potential candidates
for homeopathic treatment As with any treatment, you must make
a commitment to follow the recommendations of your homeopath.
You must be willing to follow these guidelines:
- You should stay with homeopathic
treatment for a minimum of six months to one year before seeking
out other therapies.
- You, as a patient or a parent
or family member, need to provide thorough and honest information
to the homeopath. The better the homeopath understands the patient,
the more likely the best medicine can be found and a lasting cure
- You need to inform the homeopath
of any medications that you or your child is taking. Once there
has been improvement with homeopathic treatment, prescription
medications for ADD are generally unnecessary. A growing number
of conventional physicians are encouraging parents to seek alternative
treatment for ADD in hopes that the children will not need to
be medicated throughout childhood and sometimes throughout much
of their lives.
- There are a small number of substances
and influences, such as coffee and recreational drugs, which are
likely to interfere with homeopathic treatment and which you will
need to avoid. Homeopathic practitioners will make their own recommendations
regarding this matter.