Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of holistic medicine. Its practice is guided by ‘the law of similars’.

In action, it is a prescription that causes a reaction in the patient, and this reaction cures the patient.

The prescription itself is what makes the medicine homeopathic.

History

Homeopathy has a 200-year history. The founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, discovered that when a medicinally active substance that had been observed to produce a certain set of symptoms in a healthy person was then given to a sick person with similar symptoms, a healing response would occur and their health would improve. We call this the ‘law of similars’.

Interestingly, Hahnemann started by giving the same medicines to patients as the orthodox medical practitioners of the time, but what made the two different is the underlying philosophy in which the medicines were prescribed, not how far they were diluted, which is just one part of this system of medicine.

Today

Whereas Hahnemann was limited by the technology of the day to just a few hundred remedies made from physical matter, a modern homeopath has far more medicines available, a natural expression of the increasing complexity of people and the modern world.

Homeopathy evolves in harmony with life, and it helps you to evolve, not just cope with life, but to be fully alive.

The minimum dose

What we can observe, and have 200 years of documented reproduced observation to support this, is that when a highly diluted homeopathic medicine is created, it can cause a stronger curative response in the patient than a low-diluted one. This is why sometimes we keep the dilution low and keep the original crude material present, and another time we want to leave only the informational imprint in the remedy, so we dilute much higher.

Allopathic medicine aims to remove the problem, often by prescribing drugs prefixed by ‘anti-‘ (antibiotics, antidepressants, anti-inflammatories, antivirals), but at best it often leaves the person being secondary to the problem, and so often they are hardly even considered.

How does it work?

There are many hypotheses to explains how potentised remedies can cause a curative reaction in the patient, but as yet we have no accepted scientific explanation. Homoeopathy isn’t alone in this regard, however, as there are many medical procedures that are also used every day and have no agreed scientific explanation on their mechanism of action. General anaesthesia is one of them. What we do know is that although we don’t currently know just how homeopathy works, millions of people across the globe who use homeopathy know that it does.