What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a therapeutic approach based upon the idea of Similia Similibus Curantur (Like cures Like): A pharmacologically
active substance administered to a person triggers a series of symptoms. These same symptoms in a sick person can be cured by giving
micro doses of this substance.
Who discovered homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a type of treatment that has been around for hundreds of years.
Samuel Hahnemann was a doctor that was disappointed by the barbaric medicine he saw being practiced at that time. So he began to translate
medical documents. But it wasn't until 1790 when Samuel Hahnemann began uncovering homeopathy while translating a medical document
written by a Scottish doctor. Hahnemann started experimenting with Chinchona bark and found that it would cause toxicological symptoms
and disorders similar to those which it cured. Dr. Hahnemann's break-through was when he began to use potency of natural materials
to treat sickness. From this Hahnemann started to prescribe homeopathic remedies.
How does homeopathy help patients?
The "Law of Similars" like cures the like, is used to treat illness that is found in the patient. Homeopathic medicine is used to stimulate and encourage the body's own natural healing forces of recovery. Homeopathy sees the symptoms as the body's natural reaction in fighting illness. Homeopathy also tries to stimulate the body rather than suppress as in conventional medicine.