Welcome to the extraordinary concept and science of Homeopathy! Firstly, let us look at how it began.
This unique modality was developed by an amazing German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, (whose incidentally could speak six languages) in the 1790’s. It is based on the idea “like cures like” – namely a substance that makes a healthy person unwell can make an unhealthy person well presenting with the same symptoms. A second important principle is based around a process of dilution and hitting the base of the glass bottle containing the remedy on the palm of the hand or a thick book. This process known as “succussing” alters the molecular structure of the contents.
Dr Hahnemann and his followers were of the understanding that all living organisms have a “vital force”. It is gives us the ability for the “fight or flight”, will to live, determination to continue, etc. It also works with the immune system. The remedies are taken, quite often with a temporary worsening of symptoms. This is what is known as “proving”. Strange as it may sound, it is actually positive as the symptoms and the remedy concepts are matching. If for instance the incorrect remedy has been selected, there will be no effect at all, so to speak.
Once the improvement comes, doses of the remedy are stopped so the vital force can take over. Like the idea of an Olympic relay with the first runner being the remedy and passing “the baton” (the healing activation) to the “vital force”.
The remedies are sourced from either animal, plant or mineral content. At times these substances could be toxic such as Lachesis which is snake venom, Apis – bee sting, Arsenic – poison and so on. The dilution process mentioned above can in fact be carried out literally thousands of times, at times hardly a measurable trace – water however retains “memory”. The more dilutions the solution has, the more “potentised” ie powerful it becomes. A fascinating concept.
Speaking of potency, there are many and varied, for acute conditions, a lower potency with frequent doses is very effective as with chronic a higher potency, less often.
Homeopathic remedies are beneficial for adults, children and pets. It is important to take them at least 30 minutes away from food, drink or toothpaste. As the “taste” can cancel the healing benefit. Correct storage of the remedies is imperative – best kept away from heat, light, electro magnetics and fragrances to maintain optimum healing benefit.
You may well ask, what can homeopathy help with? The list is endless … gratitude so many different conditions including autism, alcohol/drug addictions, skin, digestive, arthritis, trauma, emotional/mental patterns, memory, impotency, ear aches, toothache, asthma, cough, virus, food poisoning, etc.
Remedies can be taken in liquid or pill form. One of the minute pills (slightly larger than one letter which has been typed in this article) can still be doing its work for up to one year. How fascinating!
Homeopathy was extremely popular in the United States and Europe in the 1800’s and amongst its most avid followers were European royalty, American entrepreneurs, literary giants and religious leaders. Ironically today the list continues with those such as the British Royal Family, celebrities such as David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cher, Cindy Crawford, Usain Bolt, Paul McCartney and so many more ….
So thankful for Dr Hahnemann and his colleagues for opening yet another avenue of Natural Health. The benefits are meet all levels – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
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