What is Homeopathy?


A therapeutic system founded by the German doctor Samuel Christian F.Hahnemann, Meissen, Germany 1755 – Paris, 1843. In 1790, Samuel Hahnemann observed that the plant Cinchona, containing quinine, administered in high dosage to a healthy individual, provoked an intermittent fever, and that this same remedy, taken in infinitesimal dosages, cured this symptom in an individual suffering from the same type of fever. He proved this principle on himself and other healthy individuals. This accidental experience laid down the stepping-stone of Homeopathy.

The law of Similar

Homeopathy is a system of medicine founded on a definite law ‘Similia similibus curantur’ which means’ like cures like’. The word Homeopathy is a Greek deviation where HOMOEO = similar and PATHOS = disease.

According to this principle homeopathy remedy when administrated to a healthy person will produce a set of symptoms. When this homeopathy remedy is administered to an individual with the same or similar set of symptoms, in a diseased state, it will cure by boosting the body’s natural responses.

The law of Individualization

In Allopathy or modern medicine two persons suffering from the same disease is usually treated using the same medicine. However, a Homeopathic physician does not label a patient by the disease condition but considers a prescription based on the totality of both the mental and physical characteristics of the patient. Thus every case is different and needs an individualistic prescription.

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