The Law of Similars
Greek word homoios, meaning 'similar,' and pathos, meaning
'suffering,' together point to the main principle of homeopathy, namely that
'like cures like,' also called the Law of Similars.
A Law of Cure
practice, this means that substances which have the capacity to cause a certain
symptom picture to appear in a person, or living thing, may also cure this
symptom picture. And so we have a LAW of cure, a principle to base healing on.
The Origin of
natural law was brought to light in the late 1700's by the German doctor Samuel
Hahnemann. Since then this medical art and science has spread across the world
and is now rapidly becoming the medicine of the present and future as more and
more people are coming to understand and use its unique medicinal features.
A Holistic Therapy
Homeopathy is a holistic system of therapy, because it treats patients on the
basis of their whole condition of health, in preference to focusing on
eradicating individual symptoms, which can lead to other symptoms appearing
elsewhere in the organism at a deeper level of pathology.
Medicines Tested on People
Homeopathy employs medicines that have been tested on people. However, these
remedies also work on animals and plants. Minute doses of substances from the
human, animal, plant and mineral kingdoms are prepared in a way that is unique
to homeopathy, bringing out the latent and marvellous curative powers of these
substances, such as gold, sea salt and sand, that were previously mostly
Stimulate the Organism to Heal Itself
medicines stimulate and strengthen the vital force of the organism so that it
begins to cure itself. Thus, many illnesses that were considered incurable may
be cured by homeopathy, as has been demonstrated and well documented for over
200 years by both medical and lay practitioners of homeopathy.
Only One Remedy At a Time
In classical homeopathy only one remedy is given at a time, often only once.
The patientís vital force is stimulated in the direction of curing the illness
and is given the time to do so. After the first consultation, a month is
generally allowed to pass before the next visit. At the follow-up consultation,
the patient is checked to see whether curative progress is being made.
One Remedy May Suffice
If the patient is progressing well, no further remedy is given, progress
often being monitored by phone. Otherwise, a new, more suitable remedy is
found and allowed to act for a month or more. At times a remedy needs to be
repeated to maintain the curative progress, or perhaps a deeper layer of the
illness appears for treatment with another remedy.
Emotional and Mental Balance Is Achieved
and inherited illnesses of many yearsí duration can take months to cure, but in
classical homeopathy we are working with the patientís vital force, allowing it
the time it needs to re-establish balance on all three levels: the physical,
emotional and mental. As illness most often originates on a level higher than
the physical - it being the final level where disease manifests for mainstream
treatment - this is a very sensible approach to healing. Cures may be effected
before physical pathology has had time to develop.
The Energy Body
the way homeopathy works is not well understood, it has unfortunately been
neglected by mainstream medicine. Now that the existence of an energy body
enveloping living things is becoming generally known, among others by means of
Kirlian photography, it may be seen and measured that homeopathy works through
Become a Homepath
invited to enter into the world of this often seemingly magical art and science
of holistic healing. Become a classical homeopath.
you want to receive homeopathic treatment, have your problem treated with
classical homeopathy, whether it be a dysfunction or physical pathology. Such
problems include allergies, skin problems, sleeplessness, depression, eating
disorders, infertility, concentration, behavioural problems, anxiety, migraine,
fears, such as of flying . . .
Ideal of Cure
stated by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann:
'The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the
health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the
shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way, on easily comprehensible
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