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What is Homeopathy?

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

The word ‘homeopathy’ is derived from two Greek words, ‘Homoes’ meaning similar and ‘pathos’ meaning suffering. Homeopathy simply means treating diseases with remedies, prescribed in minute doses, which are capable of producing symptoms similar to the disease when taken by healthy people. It is based on the natural law of healing-"Similia Similibus Curantur" which means "likes are cured by likes".

Origin :
Over 200 years ago, the German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) discovered the principle that what substance could cause in the way of symptoms it could also cure.
Hahnemann was struck by the effect that certain drugs, when taken by him while quite healthy, produced symptoms that the drug was known to cure in sick persons. For instance, when he took Cinchona Bark, which contains quinine, he became ill with symptoms that exactly mimicked intermittent fever (now called malaria). He wondered if the reason Cinchona worked against intermittent fever was because it caused symptoms indistinguishable from intermittent fever in a healthy human.
Hahnemann continued to experiment, noting that every substance he took, whether a herb, a mineral product or a chemical compound, produced definite distinct symptoms in him. He further noted that no two substances produced exactly the same set of symptoms. Each provoked its own unique pattern of symptoms. Furthermore the symptoms were not just confined to the physical plane. Every substance tested also affected the mind and the emotions apart from the body.
Eventually, Hahnemann began to treat the sick on the formula ‘let likes be treated by likes’. From the outset he achieved outstanding clinical success.

Concepts and Principle

Law of Similars :
It is also called the Law of Cure. This law demonstrates that the selected remedy is able to produce a range of symptoms in a healthy person similar to that observed in the patient, thus leading to the principle of Simila Similibus Curentur i.e let likes be treated by likes. To give a simple example the effects of peeling an onion are very similar to the symptoms of acute cold. The remedy prepared from the red onion, Allium cepa, is used to treat the type of cold in which the symptoms resemble those we get from peeling onion. The principle has verified by millions of homoeopaths all over the world.

Single Remedy :
homeopathic medicines are always administered in single, simple unadulterated form.

Minimum Dose :
The similar remedy selected for a sick is prescribed in a minimum dose, so that when administered there are no toxic effects on the body. It just acts as a triggering and catalytic agent to stimulate and strengthen the existing defense mechanism of the body. For this medicines are prepared in a special way known as Drug dynamisation or Potentisation. Drug dynamisation involves trituration for solid substances and succussion for liquid substances. Drugs prepared in such a way retain maximum medicinal power without producing any toxic effects on the body,

Holistic as well as Individualistic approach :
This is a key point and unique to homeopathy. Even though it may sound strange, homeopathy does not treat disease per se. A Homoeopath does not concentrate his therapy on, say arthritis or bronchitis or cancer. In other words he does not limit his treatment to painful joints, in inflamed bronchi or a malignant growth. Rather, he treats all aspects mental, emotional and physical of the person who happens to be suffering with arthritis or bronchitis or cancer. homeopathy regards each patient as a unique individual e.g. six persons with hepatitis might get a different homeopathic remedy, each one aimed at the individual’s totality of symptoms rather than at his liver alone. The physicians interest is not only to alleviate the patients present symtoms but also his long term will being.

Vital Force :
Dr. Hahnemann discovered that the human body is endowed with a force which reacts against the inimical forces which produce disease. It becomes deranged during illness and the best selected homeopathic remedies stimulate this failing vital force so that, as Hahnemann said "it can again take the reins and conduct the system on way to health".

Miasms :
Psora, Syphilis and Sycosis are the three fundamental causes of all chronic diseases which afflict the human race as discovered by. Dr. Hahnemann and called them miasms. This word is derived form Greek word miainein meaning’ to pollute’. Psora is present from the beginning to end of life and is the root cause of most of the diseases.

Drug Proving :

To apply drugs for therapeutic use, their curative powers should be known. The proving of the drug is the method employed to know these powers and is unique to homeopathy as they are proved on healthy human beings. The symptoms thus known are the true record of the curative properties of a drug or the pathogenesis of a drug.

Classical Homeopathy is beneficial in helping people with a wide variety of problems. Among them are …

Azoospermia, Oligospermia, Varicocele, Small Size Testis, Impotence, Irregular Menses, Amenorrhoea, Small Size Uterus and Ovaries, Bicorrnuate Uterus, Bulky Uterus, Tubes Blocked, Uterus Fibroid, P.C. O.D (Poly Cystic Ovaries), Dysmenorrhoea, Leucorrhoea, Kidney Stones (Renal Calculus), Chronic Kidney Failure, Hydronephrosis, Poor bladder Control (Bed Wetting / Enuresis), Kidney Diseases, Urinary Calculi, Urinary tract Infection, Albuminuria, Cystic Kidneys, Gall Bladder Stone, Common Bile duct Stone, Cirrohosis of Liver, Hepatitis B & C, Jandice, Fatty Liver, Enlargement of Liver & Spleen, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Gastric Ulcer, Gall Bladder Stone, Indigestion, Stomach Pain, Colitis, Diarrhoea, Obesity, Excess Fat, Piles,Hearn Burn, Prostrate Gland Enlargement,All Diabetic Conditions, Diabetic Retinopathy, Diabetic Nephropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Diabetic Gangrene,Gonorrhoea, Syphilis,Vereral Disease, Blood pressure (Low & High), Palpitation, Angina pectoris, Cholesteroal, Valvular Heart Disease, Endocarditis, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Cardiac Disorders, Coronary Heart Disease,Easinophilia, Asthma, Wheezing, Urticaria, Sinusitis, Sneezing, Rheumatic Fever, Rheumatic Arthiritis, Ankel Joint Pain & Swollen, Heels Pain, Back Ache, Neck Pain, Knee Pain & (Swollen), Hip Joint Pain, Spinal Cord Pain, Cervical Spondlyosis, Knee Cracking Sound,And Others, Muscele Cramps, Writers Cramp, Affecting Sports Men, Computer Operators, Numbness,Nervous Tension, Facial Paralysis, Tongue Paralysis, Right Side ParalysisLeft Side Paralysis, Acne, Eczema, Urticaria, Psoriasis, Keloid, Warts, Corns, Cracked Heel and Nail, Pimples, Cancer, Leucorderma, Gangrene, Alopecia, Loss of Hair , Arthiritis, Gout, Oesteo Arthiritis, Bone Sepsis, Spinal Cord isorders and Pain, Lumbago.

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