WHAT HOMEOPATHY IS
Homeopathy treats the patient “holistically”.
This means that homeopathy treats all the patient’s symptoms and not just some of those like cough, fever etc. The concept is based on a principle expressed by Hippocrates “similia similinum curare” (like cures like) and scientifically evolved by Samuel Hahnemann. According to this principle, when a natural substance is administered to a living creature in quantities, certain reactions (pathology) occur in the body. The same substance, given as a homeopathic treatment can neutralise those reactions. For example, the white hellebore, a poisonous plant which causes diarrhoea and dehydration, when used as a homeopathic remedy, will cure exactly these symptoms.
HOW DOES HOMEOPATHY WORK?
In homeopathy, there is no one specific treatment for any one particular type of ailment. When a pathogenic agent e.g. microbes, free radicals, chemicals, radiation, unhealthy diet) acts on the body, the body reacts in its own way, for example by fevers, diarrhoea, cough etc. So, the body creates symptoms in its attempt to be cured. Symptoms are not the disease, but they represent it. Symptoms are the proof that the body is reacting to a problem.
Homeopathy reveals the body’s response and the doctor chooses the medicine that harmonizes with and reinforces the body in its attempt to be cured. Therefore the homeopathic medicine is helping where the body has difficulty in dealing with the pathogen. In this case, when the treatment is the correct one, the body itself manages to beat the illness and restores health in all levels, with the one and only medicine.
What the homeopathic medicines are?
Animals and homeopathy