What is Homeopathy ?
Homoeopathy is a system of treating disease by medicines producing similar symptoms to that of the disease. Homoeopathy is a method of curing the suffering of a person by administration of a drug which has been experimentally proved to possess the power of producing similar suffering in healthy human being. It is based on law of similia. In short, it is therapeutic system of symptom similarity.
The axiom of homoeopathy is “Similia Similibus Curantur” which means “Likes Cure Likes” (Nature Law of Cure).The name of fonder of homoeopathy is Dr. Hahnemann.
The word meaning of homoeopathy is similar suffering. Homoeos means 'similar' a like and pathos means 'suffering', 'disease'.
Dr. Hahnemann was the 1st who applied this law in the field of therapeutics i.e. in the treatment of disease in a systematized way.
According to homoeopathy, no two cases of the same disease exactly alike. Difference of manifestation in symptoms and modalities always exist in individuals.
The law “Similia Simililbus Curantur” has its origin in antiquity. But Hahnemann was the 1st man who established it as a system.
Homoeopathy as a science of medical treatment has a philosophy of its own and its therapeutics based on certain fundamental principles which are quite distinct and diff from those of other school of medical science these fundamental principles were discussed by Hahnemann in different section of his organon of medicine & philosophy.
Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals. They believe these stimulate the healing process.
It was developed in the late 1700s in Germany. It’s common in many European countries, but it’s not quite as popular in the United States.
What Conditions Does Homeopathy Treat?
It’s used for a wide variety of health issues, including some chronic illnesses:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Premenstrual syndrome