About Homeopathy

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is based on the law of similars "like cures like". In other words a substance which is capable of producing certain symptoms when given to a healthy human being is also capable of curing similar symptoms in diseased persons when given in highly attenuated non toxic doses.  This natural law was discovered by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann.

Why is Homeopathy effective and giving long lasting relief?

Homeopathic remedy's action is very specific to cause and effect. Homeopathic remedies can not be used without considering the specific cause, the pathology and the tissue affectation. This specificity in Homeopathy makes a prescription much more focused and result in cure without undesirable side effects.

In addition to its specific nature, Homeopathic remedies often achieve an effective curative response because it also addresses other factors like Mental & Emotional stress, symptomatic expression of other organs, nutrition, habits etc, as all of these modulate immunity and affect health.

The Homeopathic remedies are free from toxic effects and that's why in many developed countries more and more people are taking Homeopathy as their first choice of treatment. Here are some figures published by The Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, London: Belgium 33%, France 26%, Germany 22% and UK 19%.



Philosophy


Homeopathy is a vitalist philosophy that interprets diseases and sickness as caused by disturbances in a hypothetical vital force or life force. It sees these disturbances as manifesting themselves as unique symptoms. Homeopathy maintains that the vital force has the ability to react and adapt to internal and external causes, which homeopaths refer to as the law of susceptibility. The law of susceptibility implies that a negative state of mind can attract hypothetical disease entities called miasms to invade the body and produce symptoms of diseases.[35] However, Hahnemann rejected the notion of a disease as a separate thing or invading entity and insisted that it was always part of the "living whole".[36] Hahnemann proposed homeopathy in reaction to the state of traditional western medicine at that time, which often was brutal and more harmful than helpful. Hahnemann coined the expression "allopathic medicine," which was used to pejoratively refer to traditional western medicine.[37]

Law of similars

Hahnemann observed from his experiments with cinchona bark, used as a treatment for malaria, that the effects he experienced from ingesting the bark were similar to the symptoms of malaria. He therefore decided that cure proceeds through similarity, and that treatments must be able to produce symptoms in healthy individuals similar to those of the disease being treated.[38] Through further experiments with other substances, Hahnemann conceived of the law of similars, otherwise known as "let like be cured by like" (Latin: similia similibus curentur)[39][40] as a fundamental healing principle. He believed that by using drugs to induce symptoms, the artificial symptoms would stimulate the vital force, causing it to neutralise and expel the original disease and that this artificial disturbance would naturally subside when the dosing ceased.[38] It is based on the belief that a substance that in large doses will produce symptoms of a specific disease will, in extremely small doses, cure it.