WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide for both acute and chronic conditions.
The Law of Similar
Homeopathy is used worldwide and integrated into national health systems of numerous countries such as Germany, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UK and Switzerland.
It was developed by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) a German physician. In a series of experiments, he discovered that a medicinal substance elicits in healthy people an array of signs and symptoms closely resembling those that it was given to cure.
He concluded that medicines with a symptom similar to those of an illness, are most likely to initiate a response in the body to heal itself hence ‘Let like be cured by like’. (Law of Similar).
The Hahnemannian Process
Hahnemann then experimented using various strengths of the medicine and recognized that the smaller the amount of the medicine the more it stimulated the body to respond. He began the process of dilution and succussion. The concept of dilution has created controversy towards Homeopathy.
Only recently in science has there been an increasing substantial body of In-vitro research. Of the 73 experiments over 70% were positive. The studies have been reported in peer reviewed Journals such as ‘Inflammation Research’, ‘Drug Research’, ‘International Journal of Oncology’, ‘British Journal of Pharmacology’ as well as ‘Journal of Complementary Medicine’, ‘Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine’ and’ Homeopathy Research’ to name but a few.
The Homeopathic Consultation
The space to talk freely without judgement or prejudice
Homeopathy was established by Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), who was disillusioned by the often lethal results of contemporary medical procedures, particularly the practice of bloodletting and the use of toxic substances such as mercury and arsenic. He abandoned medicine.