If you are well balanced and vital you increase your chance of staying healthy.
Should you develop i.e. a cold, in homeopathy we see that as your body’s expression of the fact that its vital force is compromised. The cold serves as a little red flag alerting you that something is wrong and wants you to pay attention.
Our body will always choose to express an underlying imbalance by way of least harmful symptoms first .
Once allowed to express those least harmful symptoms and for the body to overcome them naturally, the body will become stronger and more apt to deal with future similar issues.
However if those first harmless symptoms are suppressed (e.g with medication, surgery) and that expression is not possible; in Homeopathy we know that the body will be forced to express its imbalance on a more serious level and often we see more serious symptoms as a result.
Each person will express an imbalance through their own personal set of symptoms; i.e. one may get that cold, another sleepless nights.
A Homeopath does not see ‘a cold’ as the culprit; instead (s)he will focus on supporting the body to correct that inner imbalance, by carefully matching a remedy to the symptoms displayed to help remove the need to display those symptoms in the first place.
In today’s busy lifestyle our Vital Force is susceptible to becoming unbalanced due to many different and often constant influences. One can think of i.e. stress, improper diet, injury, use of alcohol, smoking or drugs, medication use, predisposition and hereditary health patterns, radiation, lack of rest and relaxation, overwork etc.
Remaining healthy therefore is a process and health is not a static image and at times we need assistance to regain or maintain our balance.