What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a unique medical discipline founded by the brilliant German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, over a century ago. Since that time, it has consistently proven itself to be cost-effective and extremely safe. The World Health Organization recognizes it as one of the most widespread and popular of the alternative forms of medical care available.
The foundational principle of homeopathy is “that which can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy individual can treat a sick individual who is manifesting a similar set of symptoms.” Better known as “likes are cured by likes,” similia similibus curentur, this philosophy dates back to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.). However, it was the brilliant, German physician Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann who codified the principle of similars, evolving it into an empirically scientific system of medicine that has helped heal millions of people all over the world for over two centuries.
Homeopathy recognizes the importance of treating the patient as a whole person, and avoids the narrow specialization that characterizes much of conventional, allopathic medicine. Through the use of safe, non-toxic, cost-effective, natural medicines in extremely small doses, homeopathic treatment gently and effectively stimulates the healing process.
Homeopathy concerns itself with all aspects of the individual – mental, emotional, and physical – and can enhance health and well-being on all of these levels. Employing the “Law of Similars,” the founding principle of Homeopathy, the homeopathic physician, after a thorough consultation and physical exam, chooses the single homeopathic medicine from among the many thousands available, which is most uniquely suited to stimulate the patient’s innate healing mechanism.
Sometimes a single medicine, given for a brief time, is adequate to cure permanently a chronic illness of many years duration. In other instances, for those cases that are more seriously ill, several medicines must be given in succession over a longer period of time before cure may be established.