When it comes to deciding whether you are going to use homeopathic remedies or a holistic treatment plan for your condition, illness, or injury, you first must learn the differences between the two different medicines. Often you will hear homeopathy, holistic medicine, integrative, and naturopathy used interchangeably together, but they are actually quite different in how they approach treatment.
A doctor that practices holistic medicine in Los Angeles looks at several different factors including: the root cause of the illness, increasing how the individual participates in their treatment, and considers the use of both alternative and conventional methods of treatment. In most cases, holistic medicine is uses just alternative therapies for treatment but when it is combined with conventional methods, it is known as integrative medicine.
Homeopathic medicine on the other hand, is a system of medicine that is known for its water-based solutions that contain diluted ingredients. It uses the law of similar (treating like with like) in order to treat illnesses. For instance, any substance or treatment that mimics the actual illness may be used in order to treat it. The most common example of this is using a “dead” version of the flu virus in humans so that our bodies can mimic and build up the anti-bodies needed to fight off the real thing.
Rather than treating an illness with likeness, holistic medicine in Los Angeles will treat the person as a whole rather than narrowing down the one particular symptom. By doing this, holistic medicine addresses all facets of what may be causing the condition, or causing it to worsen.
In a lot of cases, a patient will also be told to make lifestyle and dietary changes to help with their treatment plan. Some examples of these changes are adding in acupuncture to their treatment or doing yoga on a daily basis.