Description Of The Health Service

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Introduction : Describe the health service Homeopathy is the treatment of illnesses through a process of using smaller amounts of natural substances that would generally cause the symptoms in a healthy person. These substances are generally organic and chemical free to help the body heal in a natural way. It is administered in minute doses as to not cause any harm to the body. Body : Investigate the origins, and principles of this service The service was originally introduced in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, a German Physician. He based his theory off of three main principles: ‘The more diluted a remedy is, the more potent it is’ ‘similia similibus curentur’ which means ‘like cures like’ specifying treatment to the individual condition He started investigating this because it was concerning to him that medicines used in his time could be causing more harm than good to patients. Similar to a vaccination, Homeopathy is based around the idea that by having a very small and diluted amount of what causes the disease inserted into your system, it will help your immune system to fight the disease. Unlike vaccinations, Homeopathy is generally used as a cure for an illness or disease, whereas vaccinations are aimed to prevent the disease ever affecting the recipient. Another important element of Homeopathy is that it takes a holistic view to restoring the body. The treatment aims to improve your body, emotion, mind and spirit taking into account mental and social factors, unlike
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