Many people ask me ‘What is Homeopathy?’,
and the history of the development of homeopathy is actually very interesting.
200 years ago a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, came upon the principle of homeopathy by accident.
Hahnemann was researching the use of Quinine in the treatment of Malaria and found that taking quinine when healthy actually produced the symptoms of Malaria. Further experiments led him to conclude that any substance that can cause symptoms can cure those very same symptoms when they appear as a disease.
Similia Similibus Curentur. Or Like Cures Like.
This universal ‘like cures like’ principle, can to some degree also be seen in vaccination and radiotherapy. However, in homeopathy we never give a dose that might be toxic. Hahnemann went on to show that the more you reduce the dose the more powerful it becomes when prepared in a special way.
All homeopathic remedies are highly diluted and therefore have no side effects.
This has led some critics to argue that homeopathy is pure placebo effect.
However, homeopathy has been shown to work on babies, animals and comatose patients and numerous peer-reviewed scientific trials have demonstrated its beneficial effects.
Hahnemann’s discoveries were a turning point in the history of medicine and since then homeopathy has proved itself a safe and highly effective therapy, to the point where today around 400 million people around the world use homeopathy as their principle form of medicine.
DID YOU KNOW...?
Homeopathy has been helping people for over 200 years
Homeopathic medicine is used by 400 million people globally
6 million people in the UK see homeopaths for treatment
Homeopathy is the leading 'alternative' medicine used by doctors in Europe
India has 300,000 medically qualified homeopathic doctors
The British Royal Family are great advocates of homeopathy