Facebook Groups To Learn More About Homeopathy
Homeopathic Student Help Questions And Answers Facebook Group
Homeopathy for Lyme Disease Facebook Group
Facebook Groups Are Changing Homeopathy
Facebook groups definitely appear to be changing how homeopathy is practiced, especially in the United States and in Canada.
Maybe because this healing art is not very well developed in North America, especially compared to other places around the globe.
I get the sense Facebook is where a lot of people are introduced to homeopathy.
This is a mixed blessing, and I’ll explain why.
Because homeopathic education still needs to grow and evolve in North America.
Facebook isn’t reality. It’s not realistic to jump on social media and expect to get an instant answer for all of your physical problems. Especially the deep, long-standing ones.
The best way to use Facebook is to study and learn, in the groups I mentioned above and in other groups dedicated to education. This takes time and a lot of work. (If you’re serious about learning homeopathy it’s also a good idea to enroll in some paid courses.)
The worst way to use Facebook is as a free repertory service.
Because you’ll get plenty of remedy suggestions. But not necessarily the right ones. Typically, you get conflicting answers. Or the suggested potencies and dosage frequency are off, leading to less than optimal results. Someone brand new to homeopathy will have difficulty sorting this out.
For instance, in one of the repertory-on-demand groups, a mother wanted suggestions for her son, who had a cough. Various people suggested Pulsatilla, Hydrastis, Arsenicum Iodum, Spongia, Antimonium Tart, Drosera, Hepar Sulph, Aconite and Bryonia together while rotating in Hepar Sulph, Mentha Piperita, Carbo Veg, assorted cell salts, Hyland’s cough formula and Ipecac.
When my own children were little, good homeopathic prescribing at the outset prevented the illness from going into their lungs. Later, they had constitutional and miasmatic support, to break the cycle of endless infections. The instant repertory groups don’t provide this level of care.
In homeopathy there are no magic recipes. No magic formulas. It still takes a lot of effort to get well, especially with chronic problems.
There are many new theories and ways of prescribing. You’ll be exposed to them all.
Yet the one that still seems to work well is old-fashioned individualization, along with trial and error. You won’t get that in a public forum.
For better or for worse (strongly mostly better) Facebook homeopathy groups are here to stay.
They will continue to shift how homeopathy is practiced, probably in ways we could never even imagine right now.