Homoeopathy is a system of medicine founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). The practice of homoeopathy is based on certain fundamental principles. Firstly, the remedies that are used are tested on human volunteers (provers) to elicit the symptoms they can produce.
The symptoms of each remedy experienced by the provers are recorded in exact detail in the Homoeopathic Materia Medica. The homoeopath peruses to find the remedy that matches the patient’s constitution and presenting symptoms in order to achieve optimum harmony in the body. This is based on Hahnemann’s principle that likes cures like.
Hahnemann’s scientific experiments led him to the process of potentization. A step-by- step dilution and shaking the drug to become energized. The process of potentization brings out the latent medicinal energy in those substances.
This is in direct contrast to the toxic drugs of modern medicine, and their ‘side effects’. It seems that in the process of potentization, stored up energy of the drug is liberated.
Ancient physicians were familiar with this natural power of the body. Hahnemann called it Vital Force. According to Homoeopathy, symptoms are a reflection of disturbed vital force.
Homoeopathic medicine aims to correct the disturbed vital force and thus enhances the power of the body to heal itself. It does not aim at removing the symptoms, but treats the cause and restores to health.
The medicines are derived from following sources:
Belladonna Atropa (Deadly Nightshade)
Lycopodium (Club Moss)
Calcarea Carb (Calcium Carbonate)
Natrum-Muriaticum (Common Salt)
Thyroid , Pituitary
Homoeopathy can be used very successfully in acute conditions like colds and flus. It works brilliantly for chronic ailments. It will speed up healing of injuries or broken bones and it works fantastically well on babies, small children and elderly people.