History of Homeopathy
The Science and Art of Healing
Homeopathy is a scientific system of medicine discovered by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in 1796. The meaning of Homeopathy is “Homeo” meaning similar, and “Pathos” meaning suffering. It is based on the principle “Similia Similibus Curentur” i.e. “like Cures Like”. According to this principle, a substance capable of causing specific symptoms, when taken in a small (potentized) dose, will cure the disease and ailments having similar symptoms as produced by the substance.
While translating Cullen’s Materia Medica, Dr.Hahnemann came across a reference that China (Cinchona bark), which is known to cure malaria, is equally capable of producing similar symptoms if taken by a healthy person. This insight made him discover a scientific system of medicine based on a law,” Similia Similibus Curentur” i.e. Homeopathy. He then explored and confirmed the curative power of other ninety-nine drug substances based on the same principle.
The Main Attributes of Homeopathy
1. As homeopathy is based on a definite principle, “Like Cures Like”, each case is individualized and its symptoms are matched with the most similar medicines. The system is based on Holistic and Constitutional treatment. Homeopathic medicines act as type-specific bio-stimulations in which the final action is taken by the body’s vital force.
2. Homeopathic medicines are prepared by a method called potentization in which the medicinal substances achieve a dynamic microform of minimum and ultra microdoses, and so the homeopathic medicines are safe and do not have any undesirable effects on the body. Thus homeopathic medicines are suitable for pregnant women, newborn children, and elderly patients as well.
3. Further the system is based on the theory of chronic diseases discovered by Dr. Hahnemann after extensive clinical research for twenty years. He named it as Doctrine of Miasm which addresses the removal of the very base, stigma, block, and the constitutional inherent tendencies which are responsible for the recurrence of obstinate acute and chronic ailments. To have a complete and thorough account of the Doctrine of Miasm one may refer to the two most resourceful books authored by Dr. Hahnemann – 1. Theory of chronic diseases and 2. Organon of Medicine.
For this very reason, homeopathic case-taking includes thorough details of the family history, the past history of the patient, and the complete evolution of diseases. As a result, diseases are treated in totality rather than in parts or as entities separate from the whole individual patient.
Thus Homeopathy is known to have an answer for many acute, recurring and obstinate chronic ailments.
4. Homeopathic pharmacopeias now have more than one thousand medicinal substances in their armaments to match and treat various ailments. The medicines are sourced from herbs, minerals, animal products, organisms, energies, organic and inorganic compounds ……….etc.
Homeopathy is established in the last 200 years in over 170 countries and is widely accepted in European and Asian countries. It is now included in the national health services of many countries. Homeopathic pharmacies are well-equipped and they all meet international standards by adhering to stringent GMP guidelines. The WHO, to ensure quality standards in every aspect of manufacturing, issues the GMP guidelines. The pharmacopeias of the Homeopathic system of medicines are registered with standardization in major countries of the world. Homeopathic medicines are available (over-the-counter sale) throughout the U.S.A.
More than twenty thousand patients and hundreds of medical experts from all over the globe have chosen Cosmic Homeo Healing centre to undergo homeopathic treatment for their day-to-day acute recurring as well various obstinate clinical ailments and have accepted homeopathy to be the first line of treatment for their family members.