Homeopathy is a form of natural medicine developed in the 18th-Century by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. It differs from herbal and western medicine in that its fundamental principle is based on the law of similars. Originally conceived by Hippocrates and later elaborated by Paracelcus, the law of similars states that substances that cause symptoms in healthy people cure those same symptoms in people who are plagued by them. Gentle and swift in its action, homeopathy is often at its best addressing complaints that western medicine has no clue how to treat.
Homeopathy has a distinguished history in the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, there were 22 homeopathic medical colleges, and over 100 hospitals which exclusively practiced homeopathy, including mental hospitals. Since that time homeopathy has been under increasing attack, most notably defined as “quackery” by Wikipedia. If it weren’t for the widespread use of homeopathy during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic surely many millions more would have lost their lives.
Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the FDA and are made with completely natural substances. With specific preparation performed at licensed homeopathic pharmacies, minute portions of natural substances are created according to strict guidelines. Truly a green medicine, homeopathy uses only a minimal amount of the natural substance so a single plant may provide healing for generations.
Homeopathy is used around the world and, when prescribed by a well-trained homeopath, can heal at the deepest levels. Chronic problems such as skin disorders, depression, hormonal imbalances, persistent childhood illnesses, insomnia, digestive disorders, behavioral issues, and women’s issues are among a host of complaints that are routinely treated by this green medicine. Acute and first aid situations are all well-treated by homeopathy.
The long-term benefit of homeopathy to the patient is that it not only alleviates the presenting symptoms but it reestablishes internal order at the deepest level and thereby provides a lasting cure.
– Dr. George Vithoulkas