Homeopathy & it's Philosophy
The principles of homeopathy were formulated 200 years ago by the
German physician Samuel Hahnemann. He believed that medicines should be prescribed according to the law of similars or 'like cures like'. A substance which causes symptoms in a well person can reduce or stem the same symptoms in someone who is unwell. Imagine chopping up onions – the watering, sore eyes, the runny nose. Now imagine you’ve already got those symptoms from an allergy or cold – a tiny dose of onion (allium cepa) can reduce and often prevent the symptoms.
Homeopathy sees you as a whole person – you don’t fight or overcome an illness, but instead help your body to strengthen its natural recovery process. A homeopath takes into consideration all aspects of health and considers all symptoms of the patient (mental, emotional and physical) before prescribing a remedy targeted to stimulate the body's own natural immunity.
Homeopathic medicines are made primarily from natural substances such as plants, animals and minerals that undergo a process of potentisation, dilution and succussion. These are administered in extremely small doses and thus are exceptionally safe.
Research from horticulture, cellular biology, toxicology, veterinary and human medicine provides supporting evidence for the efficacy of homeopathic medicine and it's ability to improve overall health. The research often deals with patients suffering from long standing diseases, who have already undergone many medical interventions.
Today homeopathy represents the second most used medicine in the world and is consistently increasing in popularity. Homeopathy is suitable for a wide range of conditions, first aid, acute and chronic.