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Homoeopathy - An Alternative System of Medicine

What is Homeopathy?

  • Homeopathy is an alternative method of treatment, based on nature's law of cure, 'Like Cure Likes'.
  • Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) a German physician and chemist, formulated the laws and philosophy of Homeopathy.
  • Meaning of this Greek word-'Homeopathy' is 'Similar Suffering'.
  • The Substances which can produce disease symptoms in healthy person can be used to cure the similar symptoms in a sick person.
    Eg. Drinking coffee can over-stimulate the nervous system and cause insomnia.
    Homeopathic preparation of coffee- Coffea Cruda can be used to treat Insomnia with an overtly alert mind.
  • Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions.
  • Homeopathy does not just focus on the affected body part or system but treats the whole person.
  • Medicines are made from Natural Resources like Plants, Minerals & Animal extracts.
  • They do not contain any hormones or steroids and are not addictive.
  • Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they do not cause side-effects.
  • This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women and aged people.
  • It helps in boosting the immunity & increases resistance to diseases.
  • Homeopathic remedies are believed to stimulate the body's own healing processes.
  • Homeopathic physicians seek to cure their patients on the physical, mental and
  • Emotional levels, and each treatment is tailored to a patient's individual needs.
  • Homeopathy is generally a safe treatment, as it uses medicines in extremely diluted quantities, and there are usually minimal side effects.
  • It's non-toxicity makes it a good choice for the treatment ofchildren.