Why Homeopathy for Bowel Issues?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis and Ulcerative Colitis

Homeopathy is a form of treatment that is natural, safe and highly effective. Homeopathy is based on the principle expressed Latin, "Similia similibus curentur" which when translated means "let like be cured by like." Essentially, the same substance that produces disease symptoms (or imbalance) in a healthy person, when given in extremely small to infinitesimal doses will cure a sick person with similar symptoms. An example of this might be the act of chopping onions produces the same symptoms as the common cold, watery eyes, thin nasal discharge and sneezing. When a person has those symptoms with the common cold and is given the homeopathic remedy Allium Cepa, which is made from the red onion, (which produces those same symptoms) the body is quickly returned to balance and the symptoms disappear.

Though the symptoms are used to choose the correct remedy, the imbalance in the person is treated, not the symptoms themselves. Another very common imbalance might be diarrhea. Though there are many remedies for diarrhea, (and many reasons for diarrhea) if one were to have say, diarrhea alternating with constipation, relieved by a bowel movement and continual urgings felt in the abdomen with irritability, their remedy might be Nux Vomica. If a healthy person were to eat this plant in the wild it would be very possible for them to experience the very same symptoms!

Homeopathic remedies are made from MANY different substances, animal, vegetable and mineral. It is important to understand though that once it has been made into a homeopathic remedy, even remedies that are made from toxic substances are rendered safe.

Homeopathy is based on the important fact that the body is always trying to balance itself thus healing itself (i.e., maintaining homeostasis). When a person is sick with a fever many believe that the body is burning out the toxins. With cold symptoms the mucous of the cough, sneeze or blowing of the nose is transporting the toxins out of the body in an effort to regain balanced health. Respect for the body's natural ability to balance itself is imperative to understanding true healing.

It is also important to separate the symptoms of illness or the imbalance, for example, pain, diarrhea, etc., from the illness itself. Allopathic (conventional or Western medicine) treats the symptoms themselves, and thus assumes that once the symptoms are gone the person is healthy. Homeopathy is quite different. It is based on the understanding that symptoms are only manifestations of the illness, and evidence of the body's struggle to restore balance and health. Homeopathic practitioners therefore look for the symptoms only as guideposts to what is going on in the body and not as the problem itself. Homeopathy is truly holistic medicine in that it treats the whole person, not simply the illness or its symptoms.

This is very different from allopathic medicine (meaning "opposite suffering") wherein a drug is given which causes the opposite to happen within the body. As in the case of the cold mentioned before, a typical prescription might include: an antihistamine, a decongestant and/or other cold type medicines to squelch the symptoms, producing opposite in the body for relief but not correcting the original imbalance.

In some of our Bowel Health Kits, you may find a number of different remedies that are known to treat a particular symptom. It is not that they work together synergistically, but are rather intended to correspond (match) the remedy that will work for a particular individual – especially since individual consultations to target exact remedy matching is not being conducted. Some homeopathic remedies are directed to certain parts of the body to direct the healing to take place there, such as you will find in my homeopathic remedies with the remedy Intestinum Crassum, a remedy made from the healthy tissue of the large intestine. Also in these combinations of remedies you will find Bach remedies and remedies proven by Dr. Patterson. Dr. Bach was a bacteriologist in London who discovered that certain intestinal germs belonging to non lactose fermenting gram negative coli, had a close connection with chronic disease and its cure. These germs are present in both healthy and sick individuals, but are pathogenic in those that are ill. Years later he poetized the vaccine according to the Homoeopathic principle, administered and cured many patients. The first full preparation of clinical proving was done in 1929 by Thomas Dishington on Dysentery co.

Dr. John Patterson, (1890-1955) a co-worker of Bach concentrated on continuing this research after 1929. He examined more than 20,000 stool specimens and conducted research of homeopathy and bowel disease for over 20 years. He found that the balance of the bowel flora must be returned for an individual to attain and maintain health. These are the symptom and system-specific remedies used in the homeopathic formulas.

By balancing the body, Homeopathy can address many different issues safely and effectively without the side effects that accompany many other methods of treatment. Homeopathy works WITH the body’s natural defense system addressing the underlying cause rather than suppressing the symptoms and has an incredible ability to heal and balance the digestive tract and many types of bowel issues.

In 1938, the U.S. passed the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and homeopathic medicines have been regulated as drugs by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since that time. To date, no homeopathic remedy has been pulled because of suspected harm.

To be accepted as a homeopathic medicine by the FDA, product ingredients must be either identified in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) or generally accepted as a known homeopathic remedy.

OUR HOMEOPATHIC FORMULATIONS

Our homeopathic remedies are manufactured according to the highest standards, complying with the specifications of the HPUS as well as drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) by Deseret Biological, Inc.

Being regulated as such, as opposed to a food or dietary supplement, ensures that homeopathics adhere to drug labeling specifications. Like packaging for conventional over-the-counter drugs, packaging for homeopathic medicines must state specific diseases, ailments or symptoms for which the product is to be used, the concentration of active substance or substances contained therein, the recommended dosage and the mode of application.

The remedies found in each of our 3 specific formulas contain both globally recognized remedies most often used for that disorder and system specific nosodes for the bowel and gut. In this way, our customers can not only feel confident regarding safety with our products, but can gain real results without the guesswork!

These are known homeopathic remedies for bowel problems and bowel disease, which are included in our homeopathic formulas:

Homeopathic Remedies for Diverticulitis:

Arsenicum Album
Natrum Phosphoricum
Nux Vomica
Veratrum Album
Bacillus No. 7
Gaertner Bach
Intestinum Crassum

Homeopathic Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Lycopodium Clavadum
Podophyllinum
Nux Vomica
Sulpher
Bacillus No. 7
Intestinum
Sycotic Co.

Homeopathic Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis:

Cantharis
Colchicinum
Arsenicum Album
Colocynthis
Mercurius Corrosivus
Nux Vomica
Phosphorus
Bacillus No.7
Gaertner Bach
Syotic Co

All of these homeopathic remedies are included in our proprietary formulations and can be found on our Products page.