Boiron Homeopathic Company
As a Naturopath, I loved seeing the use of natural medicine promoted at every pharmacy I walked past in my trip to France.The french family we are friends with had a medicine cabinet that was half full of your standard family medicines and the other half was full of a wide range of homeopathics. How refreshing! Boiron is the worlds largest homeopathic company and it was founded in France in 1932. It now is sold in over 60 countries in the world but still over 40 percent of its business is within its own country and it is visible to see that the French have embraced this form of treating illness. With in the french company they have 2800 staff! They also have their won research lab for conducting scientific research and do not test on animals:)
The word homeopathic comes from greek words, homeo being similar and pathos being suffering, the whole philosophy is based on the theory of 'like cures like'. A substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. For example, around onions you experience watery eyes and a runny nose, so according to the principle when made into a homeopathic medicine it would be used to treat these symptoms, such as with hay fever or an allergic reaction.. This concept is sometimes used in conventional medicine, for example, the stimulant Ritalin is used to treat patients with ADHD. However, one major difference with homeopathic medicines is that substances are used in ultra high dilutions. This makes them non toxic, they are safe to use in pregnancy and breast-feeding, and don't have any contradictions, which means they can be used along side allopathic medications.
So, does it work? I was lucky enough to study in a homeopathic hospital in India for a couple of months after I finished my training as a Naturopath. It was there that I really grasped the power of these medicines as I witnessed many people being cured of illnesses through being treated with homoepathics, either solely or along side surgery and pharmaceutical medicine. For me, I always use a form of natural medicine first, this is often herbs as that is what speaks to me, but in many cases homeopathy makes sense, especially with my young children.
With my own family we often use these Borion products,
Camilla- was a first step of call for my children when they were teething! For irritable babies with sore teething gums.
Apis- great for swelling from insect bites. My children get eaten by mosquitos in the summer!
Arnica pillules or cream - for bruising or physical trauma, such as surgery ( I just got my wisdom teeth out and used only arnica and had no swelling or pain) and for toddlers bruised up legs.
Oscillo- my husband swears by it, as do many others as it is one of Borions biggest selling products worldwide. This is great to use if you start experiencing flu-like symptoms to stop it from coming on or to reduce the severity or length of a flu or cold.