How does a nosode work?
The idea of homeopathy is simple: two similar diseases cannot co-exist in the body.
Ex: you get a cold that starts in the nose, you sneeze, etc
In the same room where you study or work daily, there's another cold around too, the one that starts in the gut, cause you discomfort or vomiting, then diarrhea, fever, for example.
You WON'T get these 2 colds at the same time. That is just known by observation.
Two colds at the same time: that does not happen.
When one cold goes down, the other may come in. Or not.
But not SIMULTANEOUSLY.
So, if you sneeze, your nose drips like water, you take something that cause that: onions, but diluted.
When your body feels 'onions', it thinks OMG, I need to stop the other disease (dripping nose from colds), and that is why your nose stops dripping when you take homeopathic onion (called Allium cepa).
The same goes for snake venom. That is maybe paralyzing you, so if you receive the same homeoapthic venom, the real venom may stop to paralyze you.
the Greeks already knew about that, then it was forgotten.
Hahnemman took it later, and created homeopathy that has been used for the last 200 + years in Europe.
It came to the US in the beginning of the century. You guys had a very good amount of homeopaths. Until the AMA came to say, they were quack, and their articles banned from publications, they were banned from medical societies , totally jeopardized. Homeopathy died in the US in the 40s, if my memory is good.
Only very recently, it is taking again, but you guys lost all the knowledge and experience for decades.
So homeopathy is much more advanced in countries like Brazil, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland. There was un-interrupted history, that is why.
Like knowledge about lyme treatment, it takes many years to master. Decades. Homeopathy is huge, even BIGGER than all healing plants together. So you can imagine the potential, the amount of knowledge, research, documentation that exists. HUGE.
Nosodes are not common sense in homeopathy. Some homeopaths do not believe on them (not because they do not work, but because in their view, treating infections is not treating the cause of disease).
This is what classical homeopathy believes.
I was of the same opinion before I got lyme. As I never stopped classic homeopathy, I obviously tried treating lyme with it. To no avail. As I was declining fast, my classic homeopath did prescribe me a nosode, but the potency was too high. It helped, but did not solve lyme, of course.
The logic is similar cures similar because 2 similar diseases cannot coexist. So one cancels the other.
In case of nosodes, the logic goes: same cures same.
The hardest part are dilutions. I'm not an homeopath, but have been using literally thousands of products in the last decades, so I got some practice with it.
Most of what homeopathy does is done by practice: dilutions too. Homeopaths record everything, all symptoms, character of the person, humor, tone of color of skin, nail shape, how the tongue looks, etc etc.
Through that extensive database, they can take conclusions about products that work, about dilutions that are better for which condition etc.
You can spend your lifetime studying it, and you'll only be mastering one little part of homeopathy.
It's though a passionate subject, extremely friendly with children, old people, or very sensitive patients. That is why I love it. My body loves homeopathy, and I owe it the GREATEST part of my healing of lyme.
More than herbs combined (except for chlorella, that had been my best friend during lyme).
If you herx, back up, take more binders. I hope you'll get positive experiences, but I think in my case this product would have been too strong...