Homeopathy is an effective and scientific system of medicine with the distinct approach to life, health, disease, remedy and cure. It was discovered and promulgated by Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician in 1790. Homeopathy is derived from the Greek words:- Homoios= Similar, and Pathos= Suffering.
Homeopathy is based on the law of “Similia Similibus Curentur”, which means Let likes be cured by likes”. It can be explained as follows:- Any remedy which in large doses, could create a particular set of symptoms, can in minute doses, relieve same symptoms.
Homoeopathy is a holistic system of medicine, which aims to stimulate the body to heal itself. It is based on the principle ‘like cures like’. It was founded by a German doctor Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) in the late 18th century. The word ‘homoios’ means ‘like’ or ‘similar’ and ‘pathos’ means ‘suffering’ and so Homoeopathy is a ‘Medicine of likes’. It is a method of curing the sufferings in a diseased individual by administration of remedies that have the capacity to produce similar sufferings in a relatively healthy individual. Although Hahnemann discovered the law in the 18th century, the principle in fact dates back to the 4th century B.C., when Hippocrates and Paracelsus concluded by observing nature, that cure could be attained by the “Law of Similars”.
Homoeopathy considers that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the individual who needs treatment and not the disease. It creates balance between mind, body and spirit; treating the man as a whole and not as parts… “The organs are not the man, the man is prior to the organs”.