Homeopathy is a system of medicine that involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the bodies natural system of healing. Based on the symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine for each individual. Homeopathy treats a wide variety of conditions and ailments. It is important to understand that homeopathic treatment is not based on – nor limited by – the name of a disease or medical condition. Even states of unwellness that have not been given a name can be addressed with appropriate homeopathic care.
Homeopathy was developed in the 18th Century by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. In his work, he refined Hippocrates’ “principle of like cures like“, known today as the Law of Similars.
The Law of Similars states that any substance that can produce a state of disease can also cure that same disease. A person’s symptoms, mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical are used as a guide to select the remedy that will evoke the healing response. Homeopathic remedies come from substances in the natural world, plants, animals, and minerals. They are safe and non-toxic.
The goal of the initial two-hour homeopathic interview is to elicit all aspects of a person’s life; including dreams and fears, cravings and aversions… down to specific details of physical symptoms.