What is Homoeopathy?
Homeopathy (‘homoeos’ means ‘similar’ and ‘pathos’ means ‘suffering’) is a form of therapy based on a definite law ‘Similia Similibus Curantur’ which means ‘like cures like’.
What this means is that the remedy used to cure the patient is one that is capable of producing similar symptoms.
Homoeopathy is a holistic form of treatment. Therefore it treats you as a whole person, rather than just your illness. The reason we get diseases (dis-ease) is because our body is out of alignment. Once our body is restored (ease), we are well again.
It was founded by a German doctor, Dr Samuel Hahnemann. He believed that the methods used by doctors during his time, to treat patients (mainly by draining blood of out them) was not the way to treat a patient. He believed that “the physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure. 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 comprehensive principles”.(Organon para 1-2).
It came to the UK in 1835.
Many prominent people use homoeopathy , the most famous being the Royal Family. The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles is a very strong believer of homoeopathy. Homoeopathy has been in used since the Queen Victoria era.