Homeopathy

    The word homeopathy is derived from the greek and means “similar suffering”.

    The fundamental healing principle of homepathy is the law of similars:

     

    “Similia similibus curentur” -  Like shall cure like.

     

    Practically speaking, a group of healthy volunteers are asked to take a certain substance and then record what toxic reactions they experience, i.e. stomach pain, headache, rash etc. This information is compiled by observers and later collected in a reference book called “Materia Medica”. This method is called homeopathic proving, a way of identifying substances suitable for the treatment of particular diseases. The homeopathic proving results in a “drug profile” of the tested substance. The homeopath can then cross-reference a patient’s illness symptoms with the symptoms listed in the “Materia Medica” to arrive at the appropriate remedy. The more congruency between the listed symptoms and the actual ailments described by the patient, the more effective the homeopathic remedy.

    Homeopathy regards diseases and sickness to be caused by disturbances in the vital force, and these disturbances manifest themselves as unique symptoms. When a patient experiences a psychological problem, a corresponding problem on the physical level will develop. Homeopathy looks at a disease as an oscillation with a certain frequency and amplitude. To heal a diseased oscillation, the oscillation of the homeopathic remedy has to concur with as much similarity as possible to the diseased oscillation. The two oscillations get in resonance with each other and cancel each other out, thus curing the patient.

    Samuel Hahnemann, who invented the method of homeopathy in 1796, believed that large doses of drugs that cause similar symptoms would only aggravate the illness of the patient. So he advocated extreme dilutions of the initial substance to infinitesimal levels. Hahnemann understood that the dilutions of the magnitude he used eliminated all of the original substance. He believed however, that the healing power of the substance could be preserved and actually concentrated by the process of dynamization. In dynamization (or potentisation), the remedy is diluted with distilled water or 30% alcohol 1:10 (D-potencies), 1:100 (C-potencies) or 1: 50,000 (LM-potencies) and then vigorously agitated by 10 strikes against an elastic body (D- and C- potencies) or 100 strikes (LM-potencies).

    To achieve maximum effectiveness, the potency of the remedy must be increased in correlation with the chronicity of the disease. Therefore, homeopathy doesn’t only heal on the physical level, but also on the energetic level by generating resonance between the remedies and the disease oscillation.

    The patients vital force is thereby fortified by the customized homeopathic remedy.

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