Frequently Asked Questions about Alternative Medicine Associates
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a safe, effective system of medicine that has been used for nearly 200 years. It was developed by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician who practiced medicine at the turn of the 18th century. Dr. Hahnemann’s system used gentle, natural medicines which stimulated the body to heal itself. This was a welcome change from the medicines of that time which included bleeding and purging as standard treatments.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, homeopathy was a standard part of health care in the United States. Homeopathic physicians successfully took care of soldiers during the Civil War and homeopathic medical kits were issued to the Rough Riders who accompanied Teddy Roosevelt. One third of all U.S. physicians were homeopaths who received their training in homeopathic medical schools and homeopathic hospitals all across America.
In the 1920’s, the practice of homeopathy in the U.S. fell out of favor and its use began to decline. The citizens of the “jazz age” wanted quick fixes and up-to-the-minute scientific medicine. Homeopathy was out of step with the new, modern, fast-paced world. Homeopathic medical schools and hospitals closed, and medicine as we know it today became America’s standard form of health care.
However, since the 1970’s a new resurgence of interest in homeopathy has been seen in this country. Patients demanding safer, natural medications have once again turned to homeopathy. It is estimated that more than $200 million of homeopathic medicines are sold in the U.S. each year.
Today, homeopathy is also widely used in Europe, South America, and India where it is recognized as an effective, economical form of health care. Homeopathy is a routine part of many European health plans and homeopathic remedies can be found there in hospitals, medical schools, pharmacies, and doctors’ offices.
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What is Electrodermal Screening?
Electrodermal screening can and should be used to help recognize a patient’s organ’s dysfunction even before physiological symptoms manifest themselves. It can identify pathogens and toxins that are making patients sick and ascertain what medicines, supplements and other remedies are helpful – or harmful – to the patient. It can even determine the dosages that should be administered for maximum effect. It does all this quickly, inexpensively and noninvasively.
First developed 50 years ago in Germany, Electrodermal Screening (EDS) has been continually improved and refined, and is now estimated to be used by more than 100,000 medical doctors and healthcare practitioners around the world. There is still considerable resistance to EDS in mainstream medicine in the United States because it is based on principles of quantum physics and traditions of energy medicine; neither of which are understood or taught in medical schools. Properly administered this 1 to 2 hour test could prove to be the best 2 hours you ever spent with a doctor. Electrodermal Screening is an overall term for instrument based methods that provide information about the health of the body via electrical measurements of the skin at various points on the hands.
EDS helps pinpoint health problems, and possible medicines and remedies. EDS started a revolution in medicine. Doctors now have a noninvasive method that allows them to evaluate their patients at the core energy level. EDS also helps doctors prescribe the best medicine for each patient by testing the medicine before it is actually given to the patient, to confirm effectiveness.
Why Natural Health Care?
Every function in the body depends on the correct energy. All disease initially begins as a functional disturbance that only becomes a clinically recognizable disease over time. This is one reason why so many patients have symptoms that cannot be diagnosed using conventional methods. If there are no telltale morphological findings, conventional medicine is often at a loss to explain the problem. This primacy of energy over the material has been known since ancient times. For example, Chinese medicine clearly states that the material aspect of the body is subordinate to the energetic, not the reverse. Nobel Laureate in Medicine Albert Szent Gyogi noted over 40 years ago that in every culture and medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.
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