The Homoeopathic system of medicine has flourished for almost
two centuries and is fast becoming the preferred mode of healing
throughout the world. Homoeopathy was founded by a German Physician,
Botanist and Chemist, Samuel Hahnemann who based his life’s work
on finding gentler and longer acting medicines. He researched
extensively on medicines and the nature and cause of chronic disease.
This led him to discover the principle of 'like cures like', which
is the foundation of homoeopathic philosophy. The basis of homoeopathy
is that the most successful remedy will be one whose symptomatology
presents the closest resemblance to the symptoms presented by
Here are some examples:
Homoeopaths first test a substance for medicinal use by giving
it to healthy volunteers
and then noting the symptoms produced. The common symptoms that
present themselves are the ones that the remedy will be used to
treat. It is the dilution of homoeopathic medicines which has
been the greatest obstacle to their more universal acceptance.
The theory is that a “memory”, “resonance” or “template” remains
in the water after the molecules of the original substance have
been diluted out.
Homoeopathy is a safe, gentle, holistic and
easy to administer scientific
system of medicine. It
may be used to treat both
acute and chronic disorders,
however, its greatest utility
lies in its successful
treatment of many chronic illnesses that are usually difficult
to manage with other therapeutic methods. It is suitable for everybody,
young and old (including babies and pregnant women) and also animals.
The medicines are virtually tasteless, non-toxic, non habit forming
and safe to use with other medications. Homoeopathy is one of
only a few truly holistic systems of medicine. It treats the whole
person by addressing all of the symptoms experienced. Just as
a single toxic substance can cause an array of symptoms, such
as nausea, diarrhoea, vertigo, headaches etc., likewise homoeopathic
remedies can treat all of these symptoms simultaneously. It can
help to eradicate disease from its roots, thus having deeper and
longer acting benefits. Its basic aim is to stimulate and strengthen
our intrinsic defence and curative mechanisms (the vital force).
The treatments are tailored based on the particular symptoms presented
and the personal circumstances of each individual.
Although a disease may
be labeled and a specific
diagnosis made, additional symptoms will also be present. These
vary from case to case and are, therefore, unique to each individual.
The orthodox doctor usually dismisses these vital symptoms as
unimportant in the case, but to the homoeopath, these are the
vital clues to establishing the most dependable medicine to
be used in the case. Even in well-defined diseases, e.g. arthritis
and asthma, each case needs to be considered individually as
no two cases are ever identical. The signs and symptoms are
modified by the reaction of the patient him/herself.
Homoeopathy can be used to treat most medicinal problems including:
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything
better”. Albert Einstein