Homeopathy is the practice of treating the whole person and the presenting symptoms. Using homeopathic remedies made from plants and minerals which are processed to raise the healing potential and stimulate the body to heal itself naturally without side effects. Homeopathy is based on the idea that like cures like.
Originally discovered by Samuel Hahnemann, a German medical doctor in the early 19th century, homeopathy uses natural remedies to heal the body in a holistic manner. It is a system for the treatment of disease by minute doses of natural substances that in a healthy person would produce symptoms of disease. These remedies are diluted then shaken vigorously in a process called succussion.
Homeopathy is concerned with restoring the equilibrium of the vital force which is the living organism; the whole person. Hahnemann stressed that, ” a disease can only be recognized by its perceptible signs or symptoms. The physician must address the totality of these symptoms.”
According to Hahnemann, ” A single symptom is no more the whole disease than a single foot of a man. Orthodox medicine attempts to suppress only one of many symptoms that diseases present, a method which does much harm. The totality of symptoms, the outer image expressing the inner essence of disease must be the main event. The totality of symptoms and the circumstances observed in each individual case is the one and only indication that can guide us to the choice of remedy.”