What is Homeopathy?

 

Homeopathy is therapeutic method which has been used successfully for more than 200 years all over the world. Its basic principles are clear and simple:

  • Like should be treated with like – a diseased state is cured by a medicine which can produce similar symptoms to that state in healthy people.
  • Only one medicine should be used at a time. Mixtures of different medicines are rejected because it is impossible to assess what effects they have in combination.
  • The medicines are diluted and succussed (energetically potentised), which explains why there are no toxic side-effects with homeopathy.
  • Only medicines are used which have been tested on healthy human volunteers, which gives homeopathy a solid scientific foundation.
  • Homeopathy is all about minimum intervention. Only enough medicine is given to stimulate the body’s own healing ability.

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A note of caution to those who believe that unjustified therapeutic claims are being made on this website. Please, read the following carefully:
Since homeopathy is used to address the individual’s experience of diseased states, disease names mentioned here are purely used for shorthand purposes. Homeopathy recognises that diseases differ from individual to individual even if they have been given the same label, such as ‘rheumatoid arthritis’, for example. Hahnemann himself suggested not to speak of  ‘ague’, ‘nerve fever’ or ‘dropsy’, but as a kind of ague, a kind of nerve fever, a kind of dropsy. (Organon of the Medical Art, footnote to section 81) Homeopathy does not treat disease names, it addresses the experience of an individual suffering from kinds of diseases.