What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy was founded in 1796 by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. This natural form of healing is based on: “the principle of similars,” which means that a substance known to cause the symptoms of disease, will also create a cure of those symptoms if administered in a small amount.
Rather than masking or suppressing symptoms, homeopathy addresses both the body and mind, strengthening the body’s own defense system so that it can heal itself. Before advising a remedy, homeopaths consider not only the patient’s symptoms but their personal traits, physical states, psychological condition and history.
Made from plants, minerals, and other natural substances, homeopathic medicines are created by adding infinitesimal amounts of a specific substance to distilled water and then shaking it, a process known as “succussion.” Homeopaths believe that these repeated shakings and dilutions cause a shadow or imprint on the water, giving it the medicines’ power. In fact, the more times a medicine is diluted, the more powerful it is considered to be. Due to the extreme dilution of the original substance however, homeopathic remedies can be taken safely and with no negative side effects.
Homeopathy was very popular among prominent and well-educated members of society in Europe during the nineteenth century. The British Royal Family in particular has used and supports homeopathy till today.
At Holistic Healing Medical Centre, our Holistic Doctor uses Homeopathic remedies in combination with other traditional, non-invasive treatments to avoid unnecessary and detrimental side-effects. It is especially useful when treating symptoms that are a result of a constitutional imbalance. Visit our centre for a Holistic consultation to find out what homeopathic remedies might benefit you.