Gentle Art of Healing

History of Homeopathy

Homeopathy is an alternative method of treatment based on nature’s Law of Cure, viz., ‘ Like cures Like ‘.The truth of this law was discovered by a German Physician and Chemist, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann  (1755-1843) in 1796, and has been verified experimentally and clinically for 200 years. This system of medicine developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann was derived from a principle, a substance that produces symptoms in a healthy individual can be used to treat similar symptoms in a sick person.

Thus homeopathic treatment is believed to stimulate the body’s ability to fight infection and susceptibility to disease. Dr. Hahnemann’s researches led him to agree with the fact that the toxic effects of ingested substances are often broadly parallel to certain disease states and his exploration of historical cases implied a much generalized medicinal ‘law of similars’. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann coined the term ‘Homeopathy ’ from the Greek word homes meaning similar and pathos meaning disease.  He later devised methods of diluting the drugs he was testing in order to alleviate its toxic effects. The dilution is carried out till it reached a point where no molecules of the original substance remain.

Homeopathy is basically a revolutionary, natural medical science and has a reasonable following throughout the world.  It’s a gentle and effective system of medicine has consistently proved its efficacy and importantly, completely free from side effects.