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what-is

Homeopathy is an integrated system of medicine based on treating the individual with highly diluted substances. Many would probably be surprised to know that it was devised by a medical doctor.

Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, the father of homeopathy, was born in Meissen, Saxony, and after qualifying with honours, took a village doctor’s position in the copper-mining area of Mansfeld, Saxony in 1781.

After abandoning medical practice around 1784, Hahnemann made his living mostly as a writer and translator, while resolving also to investigate the causes of medicine’s alleged errors.

While he was busy translating William Cullen’s A Treatise on the Materia Medica, Hahnemann encountered the claim that cinchona, the bark of a Peruvian tree, was effective in treating malaria because of its astringency. Hahnemann believed that other astringent substances are not effective against malaria and so began to research cinchona’s effect on the human body by self-application.

When he noted that the drug induced malaria-like symptoms in his body, he concluded that it would do so in any healthy individual. This led him to postulate his healing principle − “that which can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy individual, can treat a sick individual who is manifesting a similar set of symptoms.”

This principle, that ‘like cures like’, became the basis for an approach to medicine which he gave the name homeopathy.

Hahnemann then began to test substances for the effect they produced on healthy individuals and tried to deduce from this the ills they would heal. Initially, he found that ingesting substances to produce noticeable changes in the body resulted in toxic effects, and set about solving this problem by exploring dilutions of the compounds he was testing, and homeopathy was born.

Homeopathic medicines are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking, which homeopaths term succussion, after each dilution, under the assumption that this increases the effect of the treatment. Homeopaths call this process potentisation. Dilution often continues even past the point of any original substance molecules remaining.

Scientifically it cannot yet be explained precisely how homeopathy works, but new theories in quantum physics are going some way towards shedding light on the process. What we do know is that a carefully selected homeopathic medicines act as a trigger to the body’s healing processes.

Homeopathic medicines can be safely used alongside conventional medicines and will not interfere with the action of medicines prescribed by a doctor.

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