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Homeopathy

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy currently runs second in the list of the most widely used methods of „alternative″ treatment in the world. It has two hundred years of history, whose modern form was found by German practitioner Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). However similar healing practice can be seen in the current cultures of natural nations all over the world, as well as in the historic sources of European culture.

Homeopathy comes out of a fact that a disease is a manifestation of deeper imbalance of an organism and its vital force. If only the external manifestations of the body's imbalance are cured with the classical methods (not homeopathically), these local disorders can be eliminated, however the imbalance of the organism can be even more disturbed and later on it can result in deeper pathology. For example a “successful” treatment of eczema can cause e.g. asthma, allergy or even psychological disorder. As asthma does not appear in every child with „cured″ eczema, a connection for „clinical″ medicine does not exist, even though eczema is referred to as a risk factor for manifestation of asthma.

Homeopathy is a method that sees a person complexly. A homeopathic remedy should never be prescribed according to the name of a disease, to a strictly limited localized pathology. It means that it tracks a disease as it develops throughout life and it takes in what the disease causes to our relationships, how it effects our energy (or vital force), what are the roots of the disease in our ancestor’s generations. Homeopathy has its strict rules on how to evaluate the ongoing effect of the remedy, hierarchy of symptoms, etc. It is not a method of a trial and error. Homeopathy chooses one remedy for a certain period of time that best resonates with the energy of the disease of a patient and precisely evaluates if and what change came up during the curative process. It is very common that several patients with a similar health problem can get completely different remedies, based on one’s individuality and manner in what way the disease has developed. The main goal of homeopathy is to return the general health to the patient.

What can be cured by homeopathy?

If the homeopathic remedies are well chosen it can nonviolently and naturally improve or cure acute and chronicle disorders. Well chosen remedies can cure diseases such as:

How should the curable process progress?

The treatment and the return of some previously encountered problems are subjected to the rules called the Hering's Laws of Cure. They were defined by the 19th Century German and American homeopath Constantin Hering, who observed the effects of homeopathic remedies on patients. The curative process should progress:

  1. From the inside out. This means that in homeopathic treatment first cured are the inner deeply fixed problems, such as serious psychological problems. Later the "curative wave", the restorative reaction to the remedy, moves towards the surface - from the mind to the emotions, then to the physical organs, while first recuperating the brain and the inner organs, and last the skin, the hair, etc. According to this principle, first to recover are the organs most important to the human life (such as the brain, the liver, the kidneys), later the less important peripheral areas (rashes, warts, colds, loss of hair, etc.).
  2. The curative process is effective from above to below. For instance with an eczema that covers the entire body surface - first it recedes from the face, then the neck, later from the body and finally from the limbs.
  3. The symptoms regress or temporarily reappear and then spontaneously recede in the reverse order to how they originally appeared. Thus the latest troubles disappear first, the oldest last.

During the curative process usually the energy is improved first, thus strengthening the immunity, further comes the total calmness and an obtainment of detachment and finally the health problems disappear. Gradually one’s inclination to a disease decreases as well as the inclination to an inherited medical burden. One becomes more resistant and also the manifestation of any other further illnesses is lighter.

Homeopathic remedies

homeopathic medicines

Homeopathic remedies are harmless preparations that do not contain any harmful substances and affect the organism in the most delicate way. The basic material for the preparation of homeopathic remedies are always natural substances, of vegetable origin (Pulsatilla, wind flower, Thuja, coniferous tree, etc.), animal origin (Lac canninum, dog's milk, Sepia, sepia’s ink, etc.), mineral origin (for inst. metals: Aurum, gold, Cuprum, copper), acids (Phosphoric acid), elements and their compounds (Calcarea phosphorica), salts (Natrium muriaticum, sodium chlorate, salt), rocks (Hecla lava, lava from the volcano Hecla), etc. Sometimes it may even be some energy (Sol, solar radiation), etc. A special category is formed by the so-called nosodes, products of pathological processes, such as Lysin, the saliva of a dog with rabies, Medorhinum, a secret of gonorrhea or Carcinosin, produced from the cancerous growth, etc. Another type of nosodes are germs, such as e.g. Streptococcinum.

For the bad effects of vaccination remedies are made from homeopathically potentised vaccinations.

All of the remedies are tested in homeopathic dilution and the tests are conducted on healthy individuals and proven by clinical practice.

At the present time several hundreds of homeopathic remedies exist.

The preparation of an individual remedy differs according to the sources of the remedy - plants or materials of animal substance are mixed with the pure spirit, minerals are firstly grinded in the form of fillings with lactose (milk sugar). The result of this process is a mother tincture, the foundation for further homeopathic processing. Most of the homeopathic remedies are prescribed in diluted form - homeopathic potency (5C, 9C, 15C, 30C, 200C, 1000 C =1M, etc.).

History

history homeopatie

Homeopathy is a holistic curative system based on stimulation of a natural reaction of organism. The fundamental principle of homeopathic treatment, the principle of similarity, is presented in the name of this curative method - “homeo” means the same and “pathos” means disease or suffering. The principle of similarity “similia similibus curentur” - i.e. 'the like is cured by the like' was known earlier, in 400 BC by the famous Greek physician Hypocrites who used remedies with similar effects to cure diseases. Curing 'the like by the like' was also known by the famous alchemist of the 16th Century, Paracelsus.

Homeopathy owes for its foundation to the German practitioner Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), who first described in detail this method in his book Organon der rationellen Heilkunde (The Source of Rational Healing), published in 1810 in Leipzig (in further editions renamed as Organon of the Healing Art) and then started to use it in practice. Shortly after that he obtained many sympathizers from the group of doctors and during his life he made homeopathy famous in Europe, as well as in the North America.