What is Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a natural method of strengthening the body that treats the patient as a whole, focusing on the individual rather than the disease.
The basic principle of homeopathy is that a substance that triggers a certain disease can also be used to treat that disease.
Homeopathy administers very small doses of preparations and therefore they have no adverse side effects and are completely safe.
Homeopathy works Holistically on the body, emotions and mind of the patient. W
hat does the word Homeopathy mean?
The word “homeopathy” is a compound word. It is made up of the words “like” and “passion” i.e. homeopathy.
The question many ask is “how does ‘like’ – ‘passion’ work as a natural balancing of the body?”
The answer comes from the time of Hippocrates in the 5th century BC. Hippocrates, after years of observation, came to the conclusion that the “like of the like are like cures.”
Iama means a means of treatment.
Hippocrates conceived and proclaimed the idea that “by the like is made sick and by the like offered by the sick is made healthy”.
This means that a disease can be cured by a substance that has the potential to cause symptoms similar to the symptoms of the disease it is intended to cure.
How was homeopathy discovered?
In 1796, a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, discovered a different approach to healthcare.
Just like Hippocrates two thousand years earlier, he realised that there were two ways of dealing with ill health:
The way of opposites and the way of equals.
He conducted many experiments and reliably recorded the symptoms that developed after the administration of each substance.
Which he called homeopathy (from the Greek words meaning “similar suffering”).
Homeopathy is an effective and scientific balancing system that helps the body’s natural tendency to heal itself. It recognizes that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony in the whole person and that the patient needs to return to normal functioning.
If you are new to homeopathy, these ideas may be new to you. But homeopathy has been established for more than 200 years.