What is Homeopathy ?

What is Homeopathy ?

" Homeopathy is an individual specific science "

Homeopathic System of Medicine began in the late 1700s, conceived by a German allopathic Doctor named Dr. Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann. It was developed as an alternative to the pre-scientific conventional medicine of that time.
Homeopathy is a system of medical therapy that uses very small doses of medicines or remedies to treat patients. These medicines are prepared from substances found in nature. Nevertheless, Homeopathy should not be confused with herbal medicine. These two systems of medicine are very different.
The word "Homeopathy" is derived from the Greek words Homeos meaning "similar" and Pathos meaning "disease" or "suffering". Thus Homeopathic system of medicines means "to treat with a remedy that produces an effect similar to the disease or suffering in healthy human beings".
Homeopathy is meant to be an individualised treatment - or a holistic approach to medicine. This means that every remedy should be individually selected to suit the patient after ascertaining the patient's symptom profile such as personal and social interactions, dreams, emotional issues, as well as physical symptoms of disease or illness.
A Homeopathic doctor chooses the proper remedy by following a special rule of nature called the Law of Similars. This law states "like cures like," or that a medicine can cure a sick person if it can cause similar sickness in a healthy person. For instance, if you peel an onion, your eyes burn, itch and water. You might also have a runny nose and begin to sneeze. If you had similar symptoms during a cold or allergy attack, such as a runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing, a Homeopathic micro-dose of the remedy Allium cepa (red onion) would help your body heal itself.
Homoeopathy believed that life depends on an invisible and undetectable 'vital force' which runs through the body (vitalism) which if disturbed will lead to illness or disease. Homeopathic remedies, restore balance to the disrupted vital force therefore allowing the body to heal itself.

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