The word homeopathy
first appeared in print at the end of the 1800s but the idea of homeopathy goes
back almost 2500 years. Hippocrates
(a Greek physician and originator of the Hippocratic Oath, now known as the
father of Western Medicine) laid the groundwork for its use. He suggested that
medicine divided into two major categories: antipathic
medicine (cure using the principle of opposite sensations) and
homeopathic medicine (cure using the principle of similarities.)
In other words, antipathy uses various treatments that are
directly opposing the source of illness.
For example laxatives are used for constipation, substances with
anti-inflammatory properties are used for inflammation, and antacids are used
for acidic stomachs.
Homeopathy uses minute amounts of substances that cause
similar sufferings to produce a curing effect.
For example, people with hay fever might use onion to encourage the nose
to work since the fumes from the onion could naturally make people cry.
There are two basic
principles in homeopathy in addition to the one just discussed, 'like cures like.'
First is the principle of minimal dose.
The more diluted a substance is, the more likely it is to be of help.
This means that the more you dilute a potion, the more potent it becomes.
The most powerful homeopathic medicines have the highest dilution
This dilution principle has proven to be the Achilles heel for
its detractors. Homeopathic remedies
go through a process of infinitesimal dilutions. Critics believe if you keep
diluting a solution further and further, there won't be any of the original
material left. Relying on the
principles of modern allopathic medicine (which measures dose-related responses
to medications) skeptics ask how a 'drug' without any active substance can evoke
a therapeutic response.
But recent studies have proven that, even though the original
substance can be diluted to a tiny fraction of what it once was, it can never
totally disappear. Thus the energy
signature of the original substance still remains.
As a matter of fact, the more diluted, the more quantum the particle may
become. And as energy practitioners
well know, quantum particles can exhibit very powerful healing qualities.
The second principle
is that of single remedy. This means that if numerous symptoms are
present, one must find the remedy that produces all the features of the natural
disease, after which all symptoms share in that treatment.
In summary, homeopathy is a matter of mastering the art of
curing using similar sensations and in choosing the best remedy as specified by
the symptoms. But unlike other
medical modalities, homeopathy is less expensive and much less risky.
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