Classical Homeopathy

History of homeopathy

In the late 1700s, the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, developed Homeopathy based on the “law of similars.” The word homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, which means similar and pathos, meaning disease or suffering. Through clinical research, Hahnemann realized that treating “like with like” is an effective way of stimulating the body to restore itself to health.

Today homeopathic medicine is so widely practiced by European physicians that they no longer consider it ‘alternative medicine.’ Over 40 percent of British doctors refer patients to homeopathic doctors, and about 30 percent of French doctors and 20 percent of German doctors use homeopathic remedies on a regular basis. Homeopathic remedies are FDA-approved, and an increasing number of scientific studies continue to prove their efficacy.

Law of similars

Homeopathy works on the principle of similarity: a natural substance given in overdose causes a set of symptoms in a healthy person, but when given in a very diluted form, elicits a healing response to those same symptoms in a person who is sick. Symptoms represent the body’s best efforts to defend itself against infection or stress. A homeopath gives the client a remedy that assists the body’s own defenses rather than suppressing or inhibiting them. Healing occurs by tapping into the body’s innate wisdom. For example, peeling an onion may cause watery eyes, a runny nose and sneezing. Some colds may cause similar symptoms. Therefore, a common remedy for colds is a homeopathic dose of Allium cepa (red onion).

Homeopathy differs from conventional medicine

Conventional medicine classifies a common symptom picture and diagnoses it as a disease. These symptoms are fought with large amounts of opposites, like antibiotics or anti-inflammatories. The medication attacks the symptoms of illness, instead of the root cause of the problem. This suppresses the symptoms instead of stimulating the immune system. Suppression drives the illness deeper into the body.

Homeopathy has a significantly different approach to health and illness. Instead of using strong broad-spectrum medicines on a wide variety of people with a similar disease, homeopaths choose a highly specialized micro-dose of a natural substance. This remedy is carefully selected from approximately 4,000 possible remedies to match a client’s specific physical and emotional concerns. For example, if 20 people suffer from migraines, each of them may have a slightly different experience. Therefore, each of them may benefit from a different homeopathic remedy.

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