Nenningers Naturals believes that an essential component in making good choices is education. We encourage our customers to educate themselves about different health care options and the products they choose. We have experienced the powerful healing effects of homeopathy in our lives and hope to share those benefits with you. To follow is a brief introduction to homeopathic medicine that we hope will get you started on your journey.
Homeopathic medicine has been practiced across the globe for more than 200 years. It is the most popular alternative medicine in many European countries, like France, and long used by England’s Royal Family. With homeopathy’s long history behind it, today it is one of the fastest growing fields of natural medicine.
Homeopathy is a medical science that offers a safe, natural approach. It uses homeopathic remedies that mimic illness and stimulate healing. There are more than 2,000 homeopathic remedies made from natural substances, primarily derived from plants, minerals and elements.
Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of “like cures like” (also called the “law of similars”) that was understood by such great thinkers as Aristotle and Hippocrates. It was Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, who proved the concept that medicine is something that can produce the symptoms it is trying to cure. Through his research, he found that the process of highly diluting and succussing his tinctures – called potentization – the remedies became more powerful and longer-acting and provided benefit without harm.
Homeopathics are tested by a system called proving, that comes from the German word meaning test. Over the last two centuries, substances were tested on healthy volunteers to see what symptoms they would produce, and based on the “law of similars” what symptoms they could remedy. To date, thousands of substances have been tested and symptoms recorded.
Homeopathic products are produced according to strict guidelines set forth in the U.S. by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS), which is recognized by the FDA. Homeopathic products are also subject to regulations on marketing, labeling, good manufacturing practices and quality control under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Nenningers Naturals uses only HPUS approved remedies and potencies in its homeopathic formulas and produces its’ products at a facility that adheres to these manufacturing and quality control standards.