What Is Homeopathy?

HOMEOPATHY was discovered and developed by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor and chemist, in the 1700’s.  It is practiced by homeopaths as well as naturopathic doctors (alternative medicine doctors, natural medicine doctors).

Samuel Hahnemann discovered that a substance that causes a disease in a healthy person can cure a sick person with the same, or similar, disease symptoms (the law of similars).  Moreover, as he experimented on himself and his volunteer friends, the more diluted the substance, the more potent this substance became.

Homeopathy involves the dilution of a substance to nearly, or totally, non-detectable levels.

In order to administer the substance, it was put in water, alcohol, or mixed with lactose.  He then succussed (shook) the vessel containing the carrier with the substance multiple times, noticing that this action increased the potency of the substance.  Ultimately, he diluted the substance to such a degree, that it could no longer be detected in the carrier (alcohol, distilled water, or lactose tablet).  However, the energetic pattern of the substance was imprinted in the carrier and active for the life of the carrier.

This is analogous to taking an imprint of your teeth.  The teeth aren’t in the gummy substance used by the dentist.  However, all the dimensions of your teeth remain in it.

Homeopathy is safe, ecological, and economical.

Thus, it takes very little material to make a homeopathic remedy.  This has several advantages:

  • no side effects
  • the body doesn’t have to deal with detoxifying and flushing out the substance, since it is so minute it is undetectable
  • we don’t exhaust natural resources in order to make the remedy
  • homeopathic remedies are quite inexpensive to make and purchase
  • homeopathic remedies, if stored properly, have a very long shelf life

Homeopathic remedies are made of minute amounts from plants, animal parts, and minerals.

Homeopathy is truly holistic.

The homeopath will look at all the symptoms a person is experiencing at the time of illness, even if the symptoms appear unrelated to the illness.  Homeopathic theory proposes that all the symptoms present at the time of an illness combine to form a symptom picture unique to the person with the illness.

The homeopathic remedy chosen for this person would create a similar symptom picture in a healthy person taking this remedy.  Like Cures Like (The Law Of Similars).  Thus, homeopathy is potentially the one healing modality that truly takes into account the whole person — his/her mental, emotional, and physical state at the time of the illness.