A LITTLE ABOUT HOMEOPATHY
IN A LAYMAN'S TERMS
Homeopathy is a therapeutic medical
science, which is based on the notion that substances able to cause certain
symptoms in a healthy person can, in turn, heal those same symptoms in a sick
This system was developed by Samuel
Hahnemann towards the end of the 18th century, based on the understanding that
healing comes from within, from the body’s innate self-healing forces. These
forces are to be stimulated by certain substances that would actually cause
respective disease if given in a high doses; intending to heal an illness with
its equal substance.
Homeopathy is the practice of the use of
active ingredients in minute dosages along with naturally occurring substances
in order to provide a healthier balance of internal chemistry.
Homeopathy is based upon the principle
that 'like cures like' — that is, the same substance that in large doses
produces the symptoms of an illness cures it when administered in very small
Homeopathy comes from the Greek words "homeo"
meaning similar and "pathos" meaning disease or suffering; hence, the reason
for calling homeopathy the "law of similars.