Homeopathy

Dr Samuel Hahnemann - Founder of Homeopathy

Dr Samuel Hahnemann - Founder of Homeopathy

What is Classical Homeopathy?
Classical Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine which prescibes using the law of similars – that is, like is cured by like. Homeopathy can be linked as far back as 460 BC when Hippocrates, also known as the father of medicine, identified a simple fact of nature that a substance which produces a reaction in a healthy person can cure similar symptoms in a sick person. Through out history the idea of cure by similars has been passionately persued by scientists and physicians such as paracelsus.

Since 1790, beginning with the dedicated work of Dr Samual Hahnemann, meticulous scientific study has been undertaken in the field of homeopathy. Committed and enthusiastic homeopaths and doctors all over the world have been successful in using this method of healing to provide a powerful, safe and gentle way to health.

 


What is Health?

In Classical Homeopathy, disease is regarded as disharmony of the person; the physical body, the mind and the emotions, cure is therefore the restoration of harmony. Disease is
an outward sign that something is wrong within the person and thus homeopaths consider that the whole patient is more important than any individual part. Ill health is often the result of our inability to adapt to our difficult and less than ideal environment. In a state of health
an individual will be less susceptible to developing a chronic disease as a result of stresses of today’s society.

 


How does it work?

Homeopathy differs from other systems and medicine in its preparation of medicines and method of application. Remedies are derived mainly from herbs, minerals and metals etc., and they are prepared by a potentization method which allows the pure medicinal substance to act more effectively. It is considered that through repeated dilutions and succussions the hidden and pure healing properties of a substance are released. This is quite possible if you think of the energy that is released when an atom is split. The method of potentization also makes the medicines non toxic and non habit forming because of its dilution process. However, the remedies remain extremely powerful.

Classical homeopaths regard symptoms not as the disease but as a sign that the body is trying to heal or correct itself, that is, the external symptoms are a reflection of the internal imbalance. By careful casetaking one remedy is chosen which has been proven to give a similar picture in a healthy person when compared to that given by the patient.

 

What will Homeopathy Mean for Me?

Homeopathy is also a process by which the individual accepts responsibility for his or her own health. Cure may not always be instantaneous, particularly if the patient has not been well for sometime, but with regular visits to the homeopath the patient will gradually enjoy a higher state of health. many patients discover that their physical symptoms have a deeper mental and emotional basis which may be resolved without confrontation through homeopathy. Homeopathy can help an individual to respond to the environment in a healthy and balanced way.

 


What will Homeopathy Mean for Me?

Homeopathy is also a process by which the individual accepts responsibility for his or her own health. Cure may not always be instantaneous, particularly if the patient has not been well for sometime, but with regular visits to the homeopath the patient will gradually enjoy a higher state of health. many patients discover that their physical symptoms have a deeper mental and emotional basis which may be resolved without confrontation through homeopathy. Homeopathy can help an individual to respond to the environment in a healthy and balanced way.