The science of healing the body, mind and soul
Homeopathy (a.k.a. Homeopathy) is an alternative method of treatment, based on the 'Nature's Law of Cure', namely 'Like Cures Like'. Although it is more than 250 years old, a German scientist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann is credited with its discovery in 1796. Homeopathy, a gentle and effective system of medicine, is the revolutionary, natural medical science. The remedies are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body's own healing power.
Theory Of How Homoeopathy Works
Homeopathy is a natural pharmaceutical science that uses various plants, minerals or animals in very small doses to stimulate the sick person's natural defenses. The medicines are individually chosen for their ability to cause in overdose the similar symptoms the person is experiencing. "Homoios" in Greek means similar and "pathos" means disease or suffering.
In Homeopathy, a key premise is that every person is subject to a universal "vital energy" which needs to be balanced to promote the body's self-healing response. When this energy is disrupted or imbalanced, health problems develop. Homeopathic remedies aim to restore vital energy balance and thus stimulate the body's own healing response.
Hahnemann had noticed that a chronic skin rash would clear up when the patient contracted measles. This led him to conclude that one disease could be replaced by another one that had similar symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are meant to introduce the same symptoms to the patient that their illness/disease produces and this gives rise to the disease/illness being driven out by this act of 'replacement'.
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homeopathy
Since one's symptoms are actually efforts of the organism to re-establish homeostasis or balance, it is logical to seek a substance that would, in overdose, cause the similar symptoms the person is experiencing. The medicines, thus, go with, rather than against, the person's natural defenses.