Homeopathy is a valid form of natural healing which has been used to heal patients for over 200 hundred years. World wide (outside the USA) it is one of the most popular forms healing, with clinical studies that are impressive to even the most skeptical critique.
Homeopathy does not treat disease, per se; it treats the symptoms of disease – therefore treating the “patient” who has a disease.
When someone has an illness or a disease, that person will have physical and/or mental complaints.
In homeopathy, we listen to the patient. We observe his symptoms, and then we choose a remedy that is most similar to what he is describing or to what we can observe.
Like cures like. Simillimum.
Ten men can have a headache. You may find that no two of them describe their headache in the same manner. The location, the intensity, the sensation of pain (shooting, stabbing, pulsing, throbbing, etc) what makes it feel better or worse. These are all “symptoms” that will indicate the correct remedy.
This is the beauty of homeopathy…it’s not generic; it caters to each individual and their very own, unique complaints.
It was suggested to me, that I should try to explain how and why homeopathy works within this book. Let’s just say that as much as I would love to go into the nuts and bolts, so to speak, of these fascinating little remedies, I must refrain. I want to keep this book simple, therefore leaving the inquiring mind to research these questions elsewhere. Some suggested reading would encompass the works of:
Samuel J. Hahnemann, James Tyler Kent, William Boericke, C.M..F.von Boenninghausen, and John H. Clarke; to name only a few of the truly devoted men, to whom the study and use of homeopathy will forever be grateful.
The following quote from the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy 61 (Nov/Dec 1968): 197-212, is the bear bones basics of homeopathy:
Developed in the 18th century by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathy is a natural pharmaceutical science that uses very small diluted doses from plants, minerals and animals to activate the body’s own healing process, which allows the body to heal naturally. The first law of homeopathy is that like cures like, or the “Law of Similars.
Hence: The Million Dollar Question: Why then, is homeopathy not more popular or widely known within the United States?
That answer may be very simple…
Homeopathic remedies are made from naturally occurring,
God-given elements that can not be… “Patented.”
Taken from; Orémus Family Guide to Homeopathy