Homoeopathy: Introduction

Homeopathy is a alternative medicine developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician in 1796. It is based on the principle that “like cures like”. In simple words, it means that any substance, which can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure similar symptoms in a sick person. For eg.An onion is a substance which makes your eyes water and your nose burn. If you are having an attack of hay fever with watering eyes and a burning nose, a homeopathic remedy made from onion can relieve it.

Homeopathy is scientific, gentle, safe, rapid and permanent method of healing. It treats the disease from its roots, for most of the ailments. Homeopathy does not suppress or treat outwardly, it heals the patient from within.

Homeopathy is based upon science while its application is an art. Its practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself.
Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. Homeopathic doctors considering the totality of the patient’s symptoms, personal traits, physical, psychological state, life history and selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health.
Before the medicines are decided upon, their curative powers are discovered by testing them out on healthy human subjects and carefully noting emotional, mental and physical changes. This is termed a ‘proving’.
Homeopathically prepared remedies are given in a minimum dose which are gentle, powerful, safe, non-addictive, and not tested on animals.

Homeopathy is a Holistic Medicine working on the concept that life is composed of body, mind and spirit (Vital energy). According to homeopathy it is not from external things or from Individual organs that man becomes sick but its due to dearrangement of inner energy (vital force) is the basic cause of illness.
Therefore, Homeopathy treats the patient as a whole not just a particular disease and not believe in giving different medicines for different affected parts of body.