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Homeopathy

"The highest ideal of therapy is to restore health rapidly, gently, permanently; to remove and destroy the whole disease in the shortest, surest, least harmful way, according to clearly comprehensible principles." - Samuel Hahnemann, Father of Homeopathy

 

Homeopathy, a proven system of medicine for over 200 years, is practiced widely throughout the world.  It works by stimulating the body’s natural defenses rather than suppressing symptoms. Natural remedies are used which are non-toxic and do not cause side effects. This medicine is empowering as it allows the body to self-correct.

Homeopathy is built upon a complete system of laws, philosophy, theories and practice established by Dr. C.F.S. Hahnemann (1796).  His philosophy states that the body is endowed with a dynamic, self-regulating capacity, which he named the vital force. Continually seeking a state of balance or homeostasis is the prime objective of this vital force.  When the human constitution is knocked off balance due to physical, emotional, mental or spiritual stressors, the vital force attempts to re-establish homeostasis.     

Discouraged by the medical practices of his day (bloodletting, leeches, mercury), Hahnemann began seeking alternatives and became an advocate of natural healing techniques. Based on the principles of Hippocrates and Paracelsus, he developed the idea that cure could be obtained by through the action of similars. To test this hypothesis, he began to experiment on himself with the medicine cinchona, which was being used for treatment of malaria.  To his surprise, this “cure” taken by a healthy person induced the very same symptoms manifested by the person suffering from malaria. Hahnemann then developed one of the keystones of Homeopathy, similima similibus curentur, Latin for “let likes cure likes”. Simply stated: a substance that produces symptoms in a healthy person can cure a sick person with those same symptoms. A homeopath studies the picture produced by the substance ingested by a healthy person (called a proving), and strives to match this picture to the disease manifestations in an unhealthy person.

The principles of Homeopathy were published in Hahnemann’s magum opus, The Organon of the Medical Art, 1810.

 “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”    ~ Buddha

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