Chapters 9-10 study guide
Chapters 9-10 study guide HSC 300
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Chapter 9 Homeopathy Homeopathy derived from Greek words omoios meaning similar and pathos meaning feeling Selfhealing system characterized by the use of small doses of remedies in order to treat both acute and chronic diseases Homeopathic drug market multibillion dollar industry 0 Most of remedies are not regulated by FDA and are available as overthecounter medications Homeopathy was developed by a German physicist and chemist named Samuel Hahnemann During epidemics of cholera typhus and scarlet fever homeopathy was signi cantly more effective than the conventional medicine approaches of the time About half of the homeopaths in the US are physicians The Council for Homeopathic Certi cation administers the certification process including o Speci ed hours of training 0 3 years of clinical practice 0 written and oral examinations Law of similars claims that a natural substance that produces a given symptom in a health person cures it in a sick person 0 like solves like remedies stimulate a person s selfhealing capacity Law of in nitesimals Natural healing compounds are specially prepared for homeopathic use through a process of serial dilution Succession vigorously shaking the dilution 0 The remedies are diluted beyond the point at which any molecules of the substance can theoretically still be found in the solution 0 Remedy becomes more potent through dilution 0 Minute changes can have huge effects 0 Dr Bach a bacteriologist pathologist and homeopathic physician who discovered ower essences o Believed that emotions such as anger hate and fear negatively affect the immune system leading to stress pain and illness 0 Infusion owers are placed in a clear glass bowl lled with puri ed water and placed in direct sunlight which transfers the energy of the blossom into the water 0 Best known remedy Bach Rescue Remedy used to calm people in any stressful situation Homeopathy is a method for treating the sick rather than a set of hypotheses about the nature of health and illness 0 Underlying assumption is that a vital force exists 0 lllness is primarily a disturbance of the vital force manifesting as systems of distress Adaptive reaction best possible response that can be made in the present circumstances 0 Example cough is body s attempt to clear the bronchi The therapeutic approach is to aid the body s efforts to adapt to stress or infection 0 Law of similars is a stimulation of immune and defense responses leading to spontaneous resolution of symptoms as the illness is conquered Homeopathic diagnosis is holistic and detailed The initial assessment may last several hours 0 They assess the whole person examining every aspect of physical emotional and mental life 0 Clients are encouraged to speak for as long a time as possible 0 Symptoms are classi ed into three categories 0 General physical sleep appetite energy temperature generalized body pain 0 Local in particular parts of the body ex pain in left leg 0 Mental and emotional anxiety irritability anger isolation Homeopathic practitioners do not hesitate to refer to biomedical specialists for conventional drugs or surgery Homeopathy is not a complete system of medicine in itself and should be used in conjunction with biomedicine Question is quotWho is the personquot not quotWhat is the diseasequot 0 Each person with the same presenting complaint may be treated with different remedies depending on all of their symptoms Homeopathic practitioners see the purpose of treatment as stimulating the individual s selfhealing powers Practitioners only use one remedy at a time o The smallest effective doses are used allowing the remedy to take effect without the need for further interference o It cannot cure conditions resulting from structural longterm organic changes such as diabetes COPD or cancer Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States lists more than 2000 remedies and is the official standard for preparation and prescription The following three guidelines should be followed when using homeopathic medicine 0 The more the better the more the symptoms match that of the remedy the more likely it will work 0 The less the better The more dilute the remedy the more powerful it is 0 It39s working if you feel better within 24 hours Chapter 10 Naturopathy Naturopathic medicine is not only a system of medicine but also a way of life with emphasis on client responsibility Coined by Dr John Scheel in 1895 Currently there are seven schools in the US and Canada to study naturopathic medicine 0 The education of naturopathic physicians is extensive and similar to conventional medical education 0 Today s naturopathic doctor is an extensively educated primary care physician able to utilize a broad range of CAM therapies Concepts of naturopathic medicine include 0 Healing power of nature body innately know how to maintain health and heal itself 0 Faith hope and beliefs may be the most signi cant aspects of any treatment 0 First do no harm o Iatrogenic illness an inadvertent complication as a result of medical treatment either traditional or alternative is a major health problem in the US 0 Nosocomial hospitalacquired illness 0 Find the cause 0 Naturopathic physicians look for the underlying causes of disease and try to help patients eliminate them 0 Physician as teacher 0 Focus on teaching people how to achieve health and avoid disease by assuming responsibility for themselves and their wellbeing Naturopathy views health as more than the absence of disease Health is de ned as a dynamic process that allows people to thrive despite various internal and external stresses 0 Complex interaction of physical mental emotional spiritual dietary genetic environmental lifestyle and other components Recognize the role of viruses and bacteria but view these as secondary factors Naturopathic physicians do not provide emergency care nor do they do major surgery 0 Also rarely prescribe drugs and usually do not treat patients in hospitals The goal of the naturopathic physician is to help people heal themselves and to use opportunities to guide and educate people in developing healthier lifestyles o A primary focus is on the return to nature 0 Counseling is an important intervention because mental emotional and spiritual factors are part of the holistic approach 0 The naturopathic physician is educated to assist people in making necessary lifestyle changes
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