Homeopathy and all about it
Homeopathy is a medical system based on the principle that like cures like. Mainly use of potencies means to stimulate the body’s own healing functions. The word homeopathy comes from the Greek words homoios (similar) and pathos (suffering), and the basic idea of this method is that like cures like. Homeopathy was developed in the late 1700s, although some basic ideas have been known before in Indian and Oriental Medicine and has been mentioned by medical personalities like Hippocrates and Paracelsus. “By the equal of disease occurs, and by using what is similar curable disease.” Hippocrates “About human nature” Christian F Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) described, however, as the founder of homeopathy. He worked as a doctor, but later became increasingly critical of elements of the prevalent health care, such as bloodletting and purging. When he was working to translate a medical work, he noted that the symptoms caused by quinine in a healthy body, similar to the symptoms that quinine was used to alleviate. Hahnemann began with practical research in the field, on the basis that certain substances provoke certain phenomena in the human body. During a twenty-year period were identified mode of action of some seventy different substances from plant, animal and mineral kingdom. Healthy individuals tested a substance by one and all reactions and symptoms were noted. In 1796, Hahnemann formulated the principle “similia similibus curentur” (like cures like), and in 1810 he published his research findings into practice Organon der ratio Heilkunde. The idea behind the funds were tried (and still tested) in humans and not animals is that the former can register all their symptoms, so that both physical and mental effects can be added. The survey has continued after Hahnemann’s time, and today revised versions of his Materia Medica (pharmaceutical science) about 2000 homeopathic medicines, of which 200 is the most widely used. In 1879, Constantin Hering (1800-1880) his work Guiding Symptoms based on 50 years of clinical practice. Other people who meant a lot to the development of homeopathy is James Tyler Kent (18491916), Pierre Schmidt during the 1900s and today George Vithoulkas, working in Greece. Today homeopathy is most developed in his native Germany, where it is practiced by both herbalists (heilpraktiker) as regular doctors. The method is also widespread in England, the British “Commonwealth,” some other European countries and the Americas.
Man and disease:
Man seen in homeopathy as an integrated whole that is constantly works on three levels: the mental / spiritual, the emotional / mental and the physical plane. The organism will always work as a whole, whether it is healthy or affected by disease factors. A disease is a deviation from the normal state of health, and not an isolated itself. If a stimulus is stronger than the resistance of the organism, it leads to imbalance and various symptoms. The homeopathic medicine bases its entire therapy on an analysis of subjective symptoms – it is the sum of symptoms that constitute the patient’s very own disease and every illness to be treated individually. The basic premise of homeopathy is to stimulate the body’s self-healing ability.
The homeopathic medicines
The medicines used in homeopathy are usually potentised, which means that a substance is diluted in several steps. A substance from plant, animal or mineral is mixed with, for example alcohol or milk sugar. The degree of dilution indicated in Europe generally by the letter D (deci = one tenth) and a number. The exception is England, which uses a centi (C). D1 is diluted to a tenth their original concentration. To get D2 diluted another ten times, and so on. At D23, the so-called Avogadro’s number is reached when one can no longer detect any molecules of the parent compound in the solution. However, the physical changes in the water medium detected in higher dilutions than the D23. The theory behind the potentiation is that the effect of a drug is inversely proportional to its main ingredient. The power of a substance is not in the substance itself but its patterns, and the less of the substance involved, the more powerful the pattern. This is explained by some form of energy is formed and reinforced by the solution is shaken rhythmically at dilution. Shaking should be done during a certain time and under specific environmental conditions. It also says that the potentiation increasing the strength of the compound’s electromagnetic fields. All living organisms and all substances have an electromagnetic field. A substance can affect humans in two ways: either by direct chemical action or by interaction between the electromagnetic fields, provided that the resp. frequencies are sufficiently close to a resonance to be possible. Somehow, the original substance electromagnetic fields of the solution molecules without altering its resonant frequency changes.
For more details regarding homeopathy read our FAQ below:
Does Homeopathy work for infants and children?
How do Homeopathic remedies work?
Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s own constitution to balance the system in the processes of improvement.
How fast Homeopathic remedies can act?
Homeopathic remedies can work fast . Often, people suffering from some kinds of headache find relief within minutes. It may take a while to get complete benefit depending on the condition of the individual. Most individuals with acute conditions find relief in one or two days. People start feeling better in few days in chronic conditions as chronic conditions develop over a period of time.
What are sources of Homeopathic remedies ?
Homeopathic remedies are prepared from vegetables, minerals, chemicals, animal products and nosodes. Homeopathy remedies are highly diluted and potentized to be safe. Vegetables: Allium cepa (onion), Asparagus. Animal Products: Lac Cal, Spongia. Minerals: Natrum mur (common salt), Ferrum met (iron), Kali sulph. Chemicals: Ars alb, Calcaria carb. Nosodes: Syphilinum, Medorrhinum.
What are the advantages of Homeopathy?
Homeopathy acts quickly without causing any side effects. The homeopathic system which is proved on human beings is very effective in both acute and chronic conditions. It address the problem from the root and establishes harmony in health and avoids frequent visits to Health care providers for different problems. Homeopathic remedies are sweet and every one especially kids love to eat. Homeopathy can be started depending on the current condition instead of waiting, there by avoiding the deterioration of health and preventing further complications. Homeopathic remedies offer good health.
What is Health ?
According to World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental or social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. While addressing the physical condition homeopaths consider the state of mind as well as social relations. Different people have different moods during some imbalance in the health, some are angry, some are dull and some weep. One may weep with the pain he is experiencing, others may let go this as anger. A very bold person becomes depressed with some health condition . That indicates the hormonal levels of that person which maintain Psychology, Physiology and immunity system. Each hormone takes care of many functions by regulating many organs. In order to know the cause, classical homeopaths take the totality into consideration not each one separately so that the person will have balance at complete health not just the relief.
Difference between acute and chronic condition ?
Acute conditions have rapid onset with severity and they lasts for short duration. People find relief in acute conditions in few hours to few days depending on the the condition and severity. Some Acute problems are seasonal, many people get them at the same time of year. Chronic condition have slow onset and long duration. In chronic conditions, individuals start feeling better within a few days after taking suitable homeopathic remedy. Usually chronic conditions have acute episodes (e.g. getting pain once a week ) in their course. Progress of case determined by degree of relief, frequency and duration of the acute episode. During the homeopathic program, one may experience better degree of relief and increased gap between episodes. Most of the chronic problems are complicated with multiple levels of problems. Good health is achieved by restoring comfortable balance in whole health.
Why to individualize people in Homeopathy?
Individualization means individualize each person with similar problems. Some Health care people not paying any attention to individual’s narration of suffering except worrying about the test results. The whole person is a united system of multiple organs which interact with each other. The trouble in one place reflects in many organs. Homeopaths find single remedy that is suitable for all of them. Briefly homeopaths individualize a case to find single remedy which covers all the issues, works heals as fast as it can be without side effects. A homeopathic remedy establish the harmony in the system and makes the person healthy.
Does Homeopathy safe for infants and children?
Homeopathic remedies are safe and very effective for children. As Homeopathic remedies will bring the balance in the system to strengthen the resistance. One can start Homeopathy as early as possible to let them grow healthily from the beginning. Single remedy for multiple symptoms in very minimal dose is offered in Homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies are loved by kids because as the pills are sweet.
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