What is Homeopathy?Homeopathy is a medical art and science still ahead of its time. Founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. in the late 1700's in Germany, homeopathy works from the inside out. Based on the Law of Similars, or "Like Cures Like," remedies stimulate the vital force (chi, prana, your life force) to find a new and healthier homeostasis (a dynamically healthier state) according to the basic nature of the individual being treated.
Remedies are made at specialized licensed pharmacies from around the world, and are derived mainly from plant, fungi, animal and mineral kingdoms. They are safe and effective for people of all ages.
"The least amount for the most effect" — homeopathic preparations are often referred to as microdoses of the original substance which is utilized for a remedy preparation. They are understood to contain the original essence of the substance while eliminating the so-called "side-effects" common to conventional drugs. In classical homeopathy only one remedy at a time is prescribed so that a careful assessment of the effect of the remedy can be made.
Now used widely in Europe, India and in Central and South America, Homeopathy held great prominence in the United States throughout the 19th century. Although conventional drug therapy is more common now in the US, homeopathy has been praised for over two hundred years as an effective treatment for everyday complaints and major epidemics throughout the world. Today on the planet there are hundreds of thousands of homeopaths and millions of patients receiving its life-saving and health enhancing benefits.
By definition, homeopathy is holistic. Its treatment modality encompasses the whole person, taking into account life and family situations and history, as well as the dynamic interactions between the interior and exterior world of each individual being treated.
Homeopathy literally means: "Similar Suffering" — the treatment goes with (not against) the individual. That way the whole being and the patterns that one unconsciously follows in life can be safely addressed. By contrast, conventional medicine, or allopathic treatment means "against suffering," and this type of treatment can cause (sometimes dangerous) suppression of symptoms of the vital force, or at best palliation, but not cure.