If you are wondering what homeopathy is helpful for or wanting to see some science behind it, check out this website. Homeopathy has been shown in research to be helpful for dental neuralgia, post-operative pain, hay fever, liver cirrhosis, fibromyalgia, migraines, neuropathy, hypertension, asthma, hot flashes, depression, anxiety, ADHD, otitis media, infertility, low back pain, etc.
While homeopathy has been shown to be helpful symptomatically, it is a medicine that is best suited for the whole person. Which in this case, homeopathy does not necessarily fit in the paradigm of research. Homeopathy is incredibly specific to each individual. In other words, research may want to attempt to show a correlation between a homeopathic remedy and depression. But from a homeopathic point of view, there are many different ways depression may manifest in someone’s constitution. Some people with depression feel great relief from being consoled by other people, while other people with depression actually cringe from the thought of consolation. There are many other examples of varying constitutions. In homeopathy, we don’t treat depression, we treat the person who presents with depression. And this is an incredibly important point. A subtle one, but something worth noting in regards to research. It is difficult to do a double-blind placebo controlled study, when the very nature of homeopathy is to study the details, the specifics, the subtleties.
The take away message is that not all homeopathy is going to be proven in research, but it doesn’t mean it is not going to be helpful or effective. Homeopathy is an extremely complicated medicine that can not be pigeonholed into research. It is its own system and has been used throughout the world for hundreds of years.