Homeopathy is a scientific method of cure, which follows laws based on far reaching holistic philosophy. It is a form of medicine established over 200 years ago by Dr Hahnemann, a German physician, who began to teach that the doctor should see your symptoms not as that which should be cured but rather as visible attempts by your body to heal itself. Homeopathy is conceived as a system to help your body cure itself.
The therapeutic use of homeopathic medicines is based on scientific experimentation and the principle of like cures like. That is, a medicine capable of producing certain effects when taken by a healthy person, is capable of curing any illness which manifests similar effects in a sick person.
From this foundation, it is clear to see that in homeopathy there are no treatments for disease but only medicines for people with diseases. For example, two people presenting to a homeopathic physician with arthritis will not get the same medicine because each person is individual in their symptoms. There are thousands of different medicines in homeopathy just as there are thousands of different kinds of people. In homeopathy, no two people are alike even if they have the same disease.
Homeopathy is a type of medicine, which respects the wisdom of your body and affects a cure from the inside out. Homeopathic medicines stimulate your body’s vitality to initiate the healing process. A homeopathic medicine does not “override” the body’s inherent attempts to heal itself, which makes it very safe. However, this is not to mean it is to be taken lightly or without proper prescription.
Homeopathy can be used to treat both acute and chronic disease. Chronic disease requires a more complete picture of the person and may take longer to affect a cure but both are effective. Homeopathy is especially effective for children as it is gentle and without dangerous side effects.
Homeopathy believes in a holistic, totalistic and individualistic approach to medicine. A homeopath does not give different medicines for different afflicted parts of body but rather gives one single remedy, which will cover the disturbance of the whole person. It is an individualized approach, which takes into account the totality of your physical, mental and emotional symptoms.
Homeopathy can act quickly or slowly but once it begins to act we do not give further medicine or interfere in any way with the process going on in your body as it heals itself. Some people may only get one dose of the medicine, which will carry them for years. Others may need redosing more frequently. Either way, homeopathy is one of the most cost effective and potent medicines available today.