Homeopathy 101

What Is Homeopathy

Homeopathy (“hoh-mee-op-uh-thee”), also known as homeopathic (“hoh-meeoh-PATH-ik”) medicine, is a comprehensive medical system that originated in Europe and has been practiced in the United States since the early 19th century. Homeopathy is a holistic medicine that can be used alongside other therapies and medications at no known risk of contra indications or habituation. Its doses are safely diluted beyond potential for harm and apply to mental, emotional and physical symptoms and patterns. Homeopathy’s use, manufacture and practice are based on three well-defined fundamental principles: Principle #1 Law of Similars, Principle #2 Minimum Dose, Principle #3 Totality of Symptoms

Origins: The Founder of Homeopathy

Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a disgruntled physician in Germany, left his practice because medicine was betraying the Hippocratic oath to “do no harm” with blood letting and toxic medicines. Extensive apothecary work, anatomical and botanical study convinced him that God would not have put us here with so much beauty and yet so much disease if he did not also give us the way to find in nature what we need to cure disease. Before he discovered homeopathy, Hahnemann translated medical texts into various language and published his own two volume book, The Friend of Health. He advised that patients get “fresh air, bed rest, a proper diet, sunshine, public hygiene” and mapped out a range of self care practices that were not valued by physicians at that time. Hahnemann’s books on homeopathy include: Organon of the Medical Art - first published in 1810 and followed by 5 more editions until 1842, it is an extensive treatise on homeopathy and its method of practice, proving and manufacturing. Materia Medica Pura Chronic Diseases