Homeopathy is a form of natural medicine developed by an 18th Century physician named Samuel Hahnemann.
It differs from herbal and western medicine in that its 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. The persistence of symptoms is a sign of disorder in the life force of the patient and not something to be suppressed by synthetic medications according to the tenets of homeopathy. Gentle and swift in its action, homeopathy is often at its best addressing complaints that western medicine has no clue how to treat.
Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the FDA and 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.
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 levels and thereby provides a lasting cure. – George Vithoulkas