Principle Of Homeopathy

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Homeopathy is a form of alternative and complementary medicine which was developed in the late 1800s, by a German orthodox physicist, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). It is based on the principle of “like cures like”. This is an idea that is claimed widely by many homeopaths to have already been established by Hippocrates (460-377BC) and merely expanded upon by Hahnemann. However, there are also many who consider this to be untrue. Homeopathy was developed during the Industrial Revolution, a period encompassing vast technological, economic and social changes. Many people belonging to the lower class were forced to live in poor living conditions and there developed an increased need for hospital, doctors and medication. However, blood-letting, purging and giving patients large doses of toxic materials such as arsenic and lead were commonplace methods employed by many conventional doctors during this time. Hahnemann disagreed with these harsh methods and began to develop the intricate system of homeopathy to provide medical care for even those of the lower class. The system of homeopathy has since and…show more content…
According to homeopathic understanding, this law means that a substance that produces a certain set of symptoms in a healthy person can also be used in minimal amounts to cure a sick person experiencing those exact same symptoms. Homeopathy thus makes use of minute doses of generally natural substances which stimulate the body’s own healing abilities and initiate the body’s process of recovering from illness. • Individualised medicines: Ideally, homeopathic remedies are prescribed individually and personalized according to a total assessment of the patient, with regards to not only physical symptoms but also the patient’s lifestyle, emotional and mental states as well as other
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