According to various publications I have read and consults through a Holistic MD, holistic remedies, stand on the principle of, “Let likes be cure with likes,” a substance that can cause symptoms can also eliminate those same symptoms. Medicines known to create a specific set of symptoms can also remove the illness with the same symptoms.
To explain this theory more, if one takes a prescribed remedy for panic attacks it is going to be comprised of a substance that will produce signs and symptoms of a panic attack, and then death. The strychnine in a holistic remedy, when taken in large doses will cause the symptoms of a panic attack. But, when this substance taken in minute doses so small and only detected by a microscope those symptoms they produce will eliminate the symptoms of the panic attack. A holistic remedy will help to treat a person who is displaying symptoms of a particular substance. This helps one to understand how the body heals.
These same principles are found in traditional modern medicine. For example, Neurotin is a medication given to treat seizures, and at the same time Neurotin can be prescribed to treat chronic pain. The newer medication Cymbalta is an antidepressant medication used to treat depression and may be given to treat pain. Amphetamine drugs will produce energy in a person. Ritalin is an amphetamine, used to treat over active children. While radiation can help to treat cancer, it can also cause cancer.
To my understanding, when the body is under pressure, the symptoms that one has are a positive reaction. These symptoms should tell the person that the body is trying to recover. What researchers found was the symptoms should not be treated, but the body needs therapy to continue this healing process.
When a person develops symptoms, the body is trying to show that person there is an illness or disease process in the body. Some time the body has a low immunity level and cannot quite heal itself. Holistic medicine helps to gives the body the boost it needs to complete healing.
Holistic medicine first discovered in the 1700’s, and the information formulated centuries ago still applies to this day and has not become obsolete or has it changed. The lay person can use specific holistic medicines to treat an illness according to symptoms presented.
The science of holistic practice may seem to confuse some people, and they may never fully understand this concept. All I can say is the theory has worked for centuries and is the same today as it was centuries ago. Holistic medicine worked for me to eliminate panic attacks and anxiety. Holistic medicine has brought to me a completely new exciting area of healing without medication side effects.