Homeopathy has been called the “original alternative medicine,” yet it is neither an herbal medicine nor a dietary regimen. This form of medicine was discovered over two hundred years ago by Dr. Samuel Hahemann, a chemist and personal physician to the German royal family. Disillusioned with the medical practices of his time, Hahnemann stumbled across written studies that demonstrated the principles of Herring’s Law or the Law of Similiars. Through this principle he found a gentle means of stimulating the body’s innate healing ability and coined the term “Homeopathy” from the Latin words homoion (similar) and pathein (disease, suffering). “Let like be cured with like,” was Hahnemann’s philosophy.
Since Homeopathy works based on the law of similars, like cures like, a homeopathic remedy is simply a dilution of one or several plant, mineral, or animal substances. These substances are diluted until either none or very little of the original biological substance remains. It is important to note that in homeopathy the energetic signal or blueprint, rather than the substance, is considered to have the healing effect.
The application of homeopathic principle is similar in some ways to vaccination, although it is a very different process. When ingested, the homeopathic remedy signals the body to elicit its natural immune response, leading towards internal balance, homeostasis and the restoration of health. For example, poison ivy creates rashes and itching, but when elements of poison ivy are prepared and administered as a homeopathic remedy, they can help the body overcome the same symptoms– like cures like.
Using the vibrational signature of a plant, mineral, animal or pathogenic substance, Homeopathy reminds the body to do what it already knows how to do. It is worth mentioning that 100 years ago there where as many homeopathic medical universities in the US as allopathic universities. In fact, many of today’s leading medical school were opened as homeopathic universities. The reason for their decline over time was not due to a lack of efficacy but the politics and power of the day. I would encourage anyone to investigate this for themselves, it is fascinating. Homeopathy is regulated by the FDA in the US today and it is gentle and effective. It can assist the body to resolve ailments from the root. It supports and activates the innate healing wisdom of the body. Homeopathic products are easy to take, often pleasant tasting and safe for people of all ages when taken appropriately.