Homeopathic Medicine, is the practice of medicine that embraces a holistic and natural approach to the treatment of the patients. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased organ. It addresses the chief complaint and treats it from the root cause. It also addresses all mental, emotional and physical symptoms of the patients as well as environmental, social factors and their genetics and dispositions. Homeopathy identifies both excess and deficiencies and helps with rebalancing and healing. Homeopathy has an enviable centuries old history of safety in use of its potentized oral medicines among patients of all ages, including babies, children, pregnant and nursing women, and senior citizens.
The first principle: The fundamental principle of homeopathy is the law of similars or
likes cure likes or similia similibus curentur. While this concept dates back to the Greek Father of Medicine, Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.), it was German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) who first codified this principle into a system of medicine. As Hippocrates wrote,
By similar things a disease is produced and through the application of the like it is cured. In the practice of Homeopathic Medicine, a detailed, comprehensive interview of the patient is undertaken to reveal the physical, psychological and emotional characteristics and complaints of the individual. This is an individualized treatment that the homeopathic doctor finds the homeopathic remedy whose materia medica (drug picture) is the most similar to that of the patient’s characteristic totality. Law of Similars involves the whole person, their temperament, responses, weaknesses, etc.
The second principle: is the principle of the minimum dose. The law of minimum dose implies that the smallest quantities of dose produces the least possible excitation of the vital system and yet sufficient to effect the necessary change in it. The minimum dose action is thus, appropriate as a gentle remedial effect and has led to the discovery of a more practical process called potentization. However, there are other advantages of minimum dosage.
The third principle: is the single remedy. Most homeopathic doctors prescribe one remedy at a time.
Over the years, by means of provings, toxicological data, and clinical experience, the homeopathic drug pictures of over 2000 substances have been derived. Homeopathic medicines are aimed to direct and stimulate the body’s self-regulatory mechanism. Homeopathic remedies are natural and are produced according to the FDA regulations.
Officially recognized under the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the 1965 Medicare Act, and the 1987 FDA Compliance Policy Guidelines, these safe, gentle but deep-acting medicines can be used to treat individuals experiencing many kinds of medical conditions. It would be wise to discuss with the homeopathic doctor with one’s particular complaint.