What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy was discovered (and the term later coined) more than two centuries ago by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, who learned from his experiment with quinine (aka Cinchona, the Peruvian bark tree) that any substance in nature (plant, animal, or mineral) in very diluted forms can be used potentially to treat the very same symptoms it induces in crude doses. This led to the very first successful homeopathic treatment of malaria, of which the symptoms are very similar to those elicited in healthy yet sensitive individuals given crude preparation of quinine.

The process involved in characterizing homeopathically useful substances is called proving. Today there are literally thousands of remedies who have been proven and catalogued for use by qualified naturopathic/homeopathic doctors. Homeopathy is therefore a distinct system of healing modality that follows the principle “like cures like”. The so-called term “homeopathic remedy” is in fact somewhat of a misnomer, as it is in the individualizing aspect of the case-taking and subsequent remedy selection, not the remedy itself, that constitutes the true meaning of Homeopathy.

 

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