What is Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is based on treating the individual with highly diluted substances
given in mainly tablet form, which triggers the body's natural system of healing. Based on their experience of
their symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to the patient.
It works on the principle of "like cures like" - that is, a substance that would cause symptoms in a healthy person
is used to cure those same symptoms in illness. For example, one remedy which might be used in a person suffering from
insomnia is coffea, a remedy made from coffee.
Homeopathy has been widely used throughout the world for more than 200 years. In 2000, the House of Lords' Select Committee
on Science & Technology cited homeopathy as one of the five Group One therapies, having "an individual
diagnostic approach" along with osteopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine and acupuncture.
What exactly is Homoeopathy ?
Homoeopathy is a science that was discovered way back in 1790 by a German physician called Dr Samuel Hahnemann. In fact, the principles of Homeopathy were recognized much before the system was crystallized.
The word Homoeopathy is derived from two Greek words :-
HOMOIOS = Like / Similar
PATHOS = Suffering
Homoeopathy is a branch of therapeutics that treats the patient on the principle of -
'SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURENTUR' which simply means 'Let likes be cured by likes'