Overuse of antibiotics in healthcare and industrial farming practices have led to widespread resistance of infectious bacteria to antibiotic treatment. This has in turn led to increasing mortality due to infection. Although this is a global crisis, highly industrialized nations have led the world in the overuse of these crucial medicines. To address this growing problem, it is critical that we reserve their use in livestock for infection rather than for artificial growth, and stop using antibiotics as pesticides. In addition, in health care we can devise and implement a new integrative medicine approach to reduce reliance on antibiotics for less threatening infections. Homeopathy is an important part of this approach, as it is in Switzerland, France, and many other countries around the world. Homeopathy can be integrated into the landscape of medical options as a means of reducing susceptibility to infection, reducing severity of pain and other symptoms during infection, and recovering faster from infection.**
This article explains the consequences of overusing antibiotics, scientific studies confirming the efficacy of homeopathic remedies as well as discussing how homeopathy can help with ear infections, respiratory infections, sinus infections and other infections. It's a great read with plenty of links to resources and studies.