For those looking for an alternative to traditional western medicine, and something holistic in nature, consider homeopathy. Homeopathy is based on the theory that you treat "like with like". Or rather, when the body is sick or diseased, you need to cure or treat it with whatever caused the disease to begin with.
At the outset this may not sound like very good theory. However, since the 1800's people have been using homeopathy to cure their ailments. Homeopathy is the second most widely used treatment in primary medicine around the world. Therefore, there must be something to the benefits of homeopathy that have so many practitioners using it and so many patients treating it as well.
With homeopathy, the practitioner uses minute amounts of the natural healing ingredient or remedy to heal the body. Because the remedy is so extremely diluted there is no risk of toxicity to the body.
So first and foremost, the greatest benefit of homeopathy is its ability to "do no harm" to the body. This alternative method of treating the body is healthy enough to treat children and can help women who are pregnant as well and may be extremely limited in the remedies they can take to cure themselves in things like headaches, stomachaches and allergy symptoms.
Rather than advising patients to take multiple medicines to cure a single disease, homeopathy focuses on just a single treatment. So you do not have to worry about building up toxic side effects from multiple medicines in your system.
Because homeopathic treatment is comprehensive, the treatment for a patient is individualized. The entire person as a whole is taken into consideration when being treated, as well as their thoughts and feelings. A homeopath takes the necessary time with their patient, to get to know them so they are able to better understand and then treat their problem. Like a "therapist" for the brain, homeopathy is "therapy" for the body as well as the mind together.
Another excellent benefit of homeopathy is its ability to treat not only diseases but addictions as well. Because of homeopathy's comprehensive approach, it addresses the needs of someone who is trying to stop their addiction at the outside during the detoxification process. And it also addresses the issues over the long term as to what caused an individual to become addicted in the first place.
Because pharmaceutical companies are not involved in expensive clinical drug trials or the creation of homeopathic remedies and treatments, the cost of homeopathic treatment is much less than what's used in Western-style medicine. Also, in some countries, homeopathic medicines have been incorporated into the healthcare system and therefore are covered under health insurance plans.
There are numerous benefits to homeopathy that open up a whole new outlook on the world of opportunities to get healthy the natural or holistic way.