Homeopathy is a two-century-old medical specialty that provides many distinct advantages in the treatment of a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. Although its emergence predates the discovery of the human microbiome, it appears to be fully compatible with microbiome ecology and integrative immune functioning. Homeopathic treatment supports natural homeostatic mechanisms that work to reestablish symbiosis between the microbiome and the immune system, lowering local and systemic inflammation, and thereby benefiting the entire superorganism. The gastrointestinal microbiome is briefly reviewed here with respect to its pertinence to systemic health. The fundamental concepts of classical homeopathic medicine are summarized, and its scientific evidence-base is considered. The homeopathic treatment of several GI tract disorders is presented with evidence of its effectiveness.
Author: Whitmont, R. (2019).
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