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Homeopathy 101

Homeopathy is a science and a form of alternative medicine which treats the individual with highly diluted substances with the aim of triggering the body’s own natural system of healing.

          The basic principle of homeopathy is “like heals like.” For example, if a patient goes to a homeopathic doctor complaining of insomnia, the homeopath will look for the remedy which causes the same symptoms in a healthy person, such as caffeine. In large doses, caffeine causes insomnia, but in extremely small doses it may induce sleep. While onions normally cause watery eyes, a person experiencing watery, itchy eyes will likely be prescribed alum sepia
(red onion).

          The majority of homeopathic medicines are taken sublingually and absorb directly into the bloodstream through mucous membranes in the mouth. Unlike conventional medicines, they contain no preservatives, fillers, binders, dyes or other toxic chemicals.

          In conventional medicine, doctors suppress the symptoms of disease with the emphasis on disease management and control, whereas homeopathy aims to heal it completely.

          German doctor Samuel Hahnemann discovered homeopathy in 1799. It was officially practiced in the U.S. from 1821 to 1935, however, due to the influence of expanding pharmaceutical companies, homeopathy began to diminish. While pharmaceutical drugs often present side effects necessitating other drugs to offset them, homeopathy and natural remedies are generally recognized as safe and continue to be practiced in 54 countries throughout the world, including Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, India and South America.

          Homeopathy and natural treatments may be used alone or in conjunction with doctor-prescribed medications.

          Originally from India, for over 35 years, Dr. Iqbal Nazir has combined his cultural experience in natural and herbal medicine with his formal clinical education and knowledge in pharmacy and biochemistry to help hundreds of people free themselves of illness and disease in a safe, natural way.

Dr. Nazir’s office is located at 12900 NW 6th St., Pembroke Pines, Florida. For more information and to make an appointment, call 954-226-3652 or visit



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