Homeopathy

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine introduced and developed by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, at the end of the 18th century. Homeopathy is based upon the principle, “like cures like”, meaning a substance that can produce disease in a healthy person is used to elicit a healing response in someone presenting with a similar disease. Recognizing that the whole person is affected whenever there is a stress or an illness, homeopathy seeks to treat that whole person by considering the totality of an individual’s unique symptoms, mind-body-spirit. A homeopathic remedy is determined by analyzing all of a persons symptoms (mental, emotional, and physical) and then matching the appropriate homeopathic remedy to their symptom picture. Homeopathic medicines, or ‘remedies’, are derived from nature, are non-toxic and highly diluted from their source substance which are mostly plants and minerals, but some are derived from animals or insects. Homeopathic remedies, are believed to stimulate the body’s innate self-regulating mechanisms to initiate the healing process.