According to World Health Organization, Homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world. Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. It’s originated from Germany, as per “Low of Similar” or the “ Natural Low of Healing”;
diseases are treated by medicines, which are capable of producing symptoms similar to those of the disease in healthy persons.
Homeopathy stimulates the body’s ability to heal with very small amounts of natural substances.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is an alternative method of treatment, based on nature’s law of cure, namely ‘Like Cures Like’. The truth of this law was discovered by a German scientist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 179 and has been verified experimentally and clinically for 200 years. Homeopathy is the revolutionary, natural medical science. Homeopathy is a gentle and effective system of medicine. The remedies are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms.
The concept of disease in homeopathy is that disease is a total affection of mind and body, the disturbance of the whole organism. Individual organs are not the cause of illness but disturbance at the inner level (disturbance of the life force, the vital energy of the body) is the cause of illness. Therefore homeopathy does not believe in giving different medicines for different afflicted parts of the body but rather give one single constitutional remedy, which will cover the disturbance of the whole person. Homeopathy treats the patient as a whole and not just the disease. Medical philosophy is coming more and more to the conclusion that the mere treatment of symptoms and organs can only help temporarily and that it is the healing power of the body as the whole that has to be enhanced. Homeopathy believes in holistic, totalistic and individualistic approach.
Magic of minimum dose:
Homeopathy has a unique approach to the method of preparation of the drugs in which the end result will contain only the ‘dynamic curative power’ of the drug substance, devoid of any original crude substance. By a special mode of preparation called ‘potentization’, over 2500 homeopathic medicines are prepared from sources such as vegetables, animal, minerals, chemicals, etc. Hence homeopathic remedies with its ultra minute dose are non-toxic, absolutely harmless and bring about a safe and sure cure. Homeopathic remedies are dynamic agents influencing body’s energy.
Why should homeopathy be the choice of therapy?
Homeopathy is a scientific, logical, safe, quick and extremely effective method of healing. It offers long lasting to permanent cure, treating the disease from its roots, for most of the ailments. Homeopathy is one of the most rational sciences with respect to its concepts of health, disease, and cure. Homeopathy does not treat superficially by just driving away the symptoms but heals the patient from within. Undoubtedly, homeopathy is the medicine of future.
Ideal for infants and children:
Most of the children ailments like Cold, Cough, Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Colic, Tonsillitis, Bronchitis, Asthma, Measles, Chickenpox, Mumps, Dentition problems, etc., could be very effectively and quickly treated with homeopathy without producing any side effects
whatsoever. Unlike antibiotics and other such medicines, homeopathic pills do not hamper digestion or lower body’s resistance. Neither do they cause any allergies nor cause any damage even if taken over a long period. Children, willingly ingest homeopathic pills being sweet in taste. Indeed, homeopathy is child-friendly! Besides, homeopathy is effective also in temperament and behavioral problems are seen commonly in children like irritability, obstinacy, temper-tantrums, fears, phobias, destructiveness; and thumb- sucking, nail biting, bed-wetting; as well as in mentally and physically backward children.
Substitute for antibiotics for many infections:
Homeopathy is an effective alternative to antibiotics in many infectious diseases, producing no toxic side effects and bringing about rapid recovery. Homeopathy has treatment for many of the infectious disease such as Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Meningitis, Otitis media (pus from ear), Gastroenteritis (vomiting-diarrhea), Dysentery, Urinary Infections, etc. Homeopathy, however, is not the best option for critical infections such as cerebral malaria, typhoid, acute tuberculosis, severe infection, etc.
Homeopathy offers wonder treatment for viral infections:
Viral infections such as common cold, influenza, measles, chickenpox, mumps, viral hepatitis (jaundice), viral meningitis etc. are very well treated with homeopathy Allopathic system has no curative treatment for viral diseases except infusing antibiotics under the pretext of preventing secondary bacterial infection.
Often avoids surgery:
Homeopathy is not against surgery. Surgery is an art and science by itself. Surgery is called forth in the conditions where medicines have limited or no role, and where surgical aid, the operation can cure or improve the condition. There is number of diseases which are labeled as ‘surgical’, where homeopathy works curatively and can avoid surgery. Some such ailments are Septic recurrent Tonsillitis, Piles, Fissure-in-ano, Fistula, Appendicitis (except gangrenous), Chronic ear discharge, Vocal cord nodules, Polyp in nose-ear, Kidney and Biliary (small) stones, small size Uterine Fibroid, Ovarian Cysts, Warts, Corns, etc.
Answer to allergic diseases:
In modern life, infections have diminished and various allergic disorders have grown rampant.Homeopathy offers very effective treatment for all allergic diseases such as various skin diseases like Urticaria, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, as well as gives unbelievably miraculous results in Asthmatic Bronchitis.
Excellent for psychosomatic ailments:
Excellent for Psychosomatic ailmentsThe psychosomatic disorders like Migraine, Asthma, Acidity, Peptic ulcer, Allergy, Ulcerative colitis, etc. are successfully treated with homeopathy. Homeopathy has long recognized the psychological origin of somatic (body) symptoms. Homeopathy always examines patient’s mental make-up in all cases and remedies are given acting at the level of mind and body together, thus eradicating the disease.
Perhaps no other system of medicine has such a superb approach to tackling the mind-body disorders with definite therapeutic agents. Homeopathic remedies are capable of influencing the state of mind. They can specifically act to alleviate emotional disturbance such as excessive anxiety, irritability, insecurity, obsessive traits, undue jealousy, suspicion (paranoid) fears, depression, neurosis etc. By relieving the emotions such as above, homeopathic remedies bring about the harmonious state of health. Thus homeopathy demonstrates the possibility of the highest goal of medicine, the therapy for the person rather than for the disease alone. Homeopathic remedies can treat mental and emotional disturbed states.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from the following 6 major sources:
Plant kingdom: About 60% of the homeopathic medicines are prepared from one or more parts of plants. Mineral kingdom: Approximately 20% of the homeopathic medicines are prepared from minerals, including metals, non-metals, and their compound. Animal kingdom: Some homeopathic medicines are derived from certain animal products, which are obtained without killing animals.
Diseased tissues: Some homeopathic medicines are prepared using tissues or secretions containing bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. Thus, homeopathy advocated the therapeutic use of minuscule amounts of microorganisms long before the introduction of vaccines. Hormones and healthy tissues: Healthy human/animal tissues and secretions are also used to prepare homeopathic medicines. Imponderables: Certain energy sources, such as magnetism, x-ray, radiation, etc., are also used to prepare homeopathic medicines.
Method of preparation, potentiation:
Homeopathic medicines are essentially nano-medicines. The original drug substance is used in extremely minute quantities to prepare a given homeopathic medicine. The method of preparing homeopathic medicines is called potentization; in this method, one part of the original drug substance (say, 0.1 mg of a plant extract) is mixed with 99 parts (9.9 mg) of a suitable carrier (say alcohol) and shaken vigorously by a special device that converts the preparation into the 1c potency. One part (0.1 mg) of the 1c preparation is then mixed with 99 parts (9.9 mg) of the carrier and the process of potentization is repeated to prepare the 2c potency. This process is continued until the required potency is reached. Homeopathic medicines are available in certain standard potencies such as 30c, 100c, 200c, 1000c, 10K, and 50K.
No material, only the medicinal power…
As you can realize, there is infinitesimal original drug substance in the higher potency medicines. Actually, it crosses the Avogadro’s limit. There is no detectable material in the potency higher than 24. What is left behind is the power or energy of the medicine. One may call it dynamic power, which is capable to induce definite changes in the body system to bring about the healing process.
Absolutely safe and non-toxic:
As you can see that the special method of homeopathic medicines renders them absolutely free from any toxic substance in it. The medicines thus are absolutely safe and free from any side effects. They are safe for even babies and pregnant women.
Source of medicine:
– Arnica montana
The alpine plant Arnica montana is recommended by homeopathic practitioners for treating injuries on account of its alleged ability to control bruising, reduce swelling and promote recovery1. Homeopathic arnica is popular with patients undergoing surgery, who hope it will reduce postoperative complications.
What is Arnica used for in homeopathy?
If eaten, the actual herb is toxic to the liver and can be fatal. However, some oral supplements contain highly diluted arnica. These are considered homeopathic treatments. These low-dose arnica tablets are safe to use and have been studied for muscle pain, diabetic eye damage, and swelling and pain after surgery.
All About Apis Mellifica—The Stinging Homeopathic Medicine. … Welcome to the world of homeopathy—a world of infinite capabilities to heal, soothe and comfort the ailments of bee stings and the like. Apis mellifica, otherwise known as Apis, is made from a honeybee.
What is APIS used for in homeopathy?
Apis Mellifica is a remedy from the honey bee used mainly to relieve inflammation from urticaria and bites characterized by great redness and swelling. The symptoms are often better with cold applications or cool air. It can also be used to treat inflammation of arthritis.
Sulphur is a common homeopathic remedy for seasonal, constitutional, and chronic health concerns. Sulphur can help when well selected remedies have failed to act. … Sulphur is especially concentrated in the hair, skin and nails and is a useful remedy for unhealthy skin and hair, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes.
What is the use of Sulphur in homeopathy?
Sulphur compounds would stick to the skin and suppress or heal symptoms. The element is also used conventionally in treating various conditions, such as acne, eczema, bronchitis, tuberculosis, high blood pressure, and more. Sulphur is used to enhance aromas in many foods such as wine, coffee, and coca.
– Natrum Muriaticum
What is natrum phosphoric?
Natrum phosphoricum is the remedy for conditions arising from excess of lactic acid, often resulting from too much sugar. Ailments, with EXCESS OF ACIDITY. Sour eructations and taste.
What is Nat mur used for?
Nat Mur, Natrum Muriaticum, is a remedy prepared from sea salt and is commonly used for headaches which recur at the same time each day. They may be brought on by overexposure to the sun. Useful remedy for clear runny eyes, noses and also for cold sores.
Headache and Migraine brought on by grief, worse light, sun or reading, Hammering, throbbing, bursting, jerking pain. Dry mouth and thirst. Nausea and watery vomiting. Faint and pale. Sad, wants solitude and averse to sympathy.
Well-behaved, prefers to be left alone if upset, mature beyond their years, strong need for affection but dislikes being consoled, overly vulnerable, responsible about their duties and homework.
Other common conditions: Hayfever, Aphthae, Glossitis, Asthma, Back pain, Allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, Premenstrual Syndrome, Sexual dysfunction, Thyroiditis.
Dr. Samuel Christian Frederic Hahnemann
M.D. Founder of Homoeopathy
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homoeopathy. He established the fundamental principles of the science and art of Homoeopathy.
He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases. Before Hahnemann, medicines were given on speculative indications, mainly on the basis of authority without experimental verification.
Hahnemann discovered the remedial powers of drugs and inert substances such as gold, platinum, silica, vegetable charcoal, lycopodium, etc. By preparing the medicines through potentization, these inert and insoluble substances became soluble in alcohol or water and were charged with medicinal force.
Dr. Hahnemann espoused the law of cure known as “Similia Similibus Curentur”, or “Like Cures Like”. This means that a remedy that produces symptoms in a healthy person will cure those same symptoms when manifested by a person in a diseased state. This law of cure has been verified by millions of homoeopaths all over the world since the time of Hahnemann.
Hahnemann discovered the primary and secondary actions of remedies. The primary action results from the first encounter between the vital force and the external agent, and the secondary action is a result of the vital force’s reaction to the symptoms of that primary encounter. This discovery led him to the curative powers of poisonous substances.
Dr. Hahnemann described the different aspects of ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ diseases. Acute diseases are transitory; they have a beginning and an end, whereas the chronic diseases are co-existent with life. Either they are present in a manifest or a latent state. From this work came the chronic miasms of Psora, Syphilis, and Sycosis.
Dr. Hahnemann was the progenitor of several modern medical approaches. Deeming the treatment of insane patients to be cruel and harmful, he advised a humane treatment for the insane. He cured many insane patients with homeopathy, and became famous for this success.
Dr. Hahnemann was quick to recognize poor hygiene as a contributory cause to the spread of disease. His success with cholera and typhoid fever was in part due to this recognition. Hahnemann also emphasized the importance of nursing, diet, bed rest, and isolation of patients during epidemic diseases. Hahnemann described ‘Noxious’ principles as the precursors of certain disease states.
Hahnemann’s three major publications illumine the development of homeopathy. In the Organon of Medicine (revised six times), we see the fundamentals laid out. Materia Medica Pura records the exact symptoms of the remedy provings. In his book, The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure, he showed us how the natural diseases become chronic in nature when suppressed by improper treatment.
Dr. Hahnemann treated thousands of difficult and chronic cases that defied the best care from allopaths all over Europe. Thus, he became so famous that physicians from Europe and America came to him for coaching in the new science and art of healing, called Homoeopathy.
Diploma of Homeopathy
George Vithoulkas was born in Athens, Greece in 1932. He started studying homeopathy in South Africa in 1960. He continued in India at different homeopathic colleges, receiving a diploma from the Indian Institute of Homeopathy in 1966. Returning to Greece the following year, Vithoulkas started practicing homeopathy and teaching it to a small group of Greek medical doctors. The therapeutic success of these first doctors so attracted the attention of others that the Athenian School of Homeopathic Medicine was established in 1970. The school, since re-named the Center of Homeopathic Medicine, is devoted exclusively to the teaching of MDs.
George Vithoulkas started teaching classical homeopathy in 1967. In 1971 the first Greek Homeopathic Society was established and a year later Vithoulkas started the Greek journal, Homeopathic Medicine.
In 1976, he organized the first International Homeopathic Seminars in Greece. Since then, international seminars have been held every year, attended by health professionals from all over the world.
In 1994, Vithoulkas opened the International Academy for Classical Homeopathy on the Greek island of Alonissos, its purpose being to provide post-graduate training for health practitioners from all over the world. Currently, as the Director of the Athens Center, Vithoulkas heads a team of 30 doctors who practice homeopathy while they study under his supervision. He has established homeopathy in Greece as a science respected by the medical profession, and has also made his country one of the leading centers for homeopathy in the western world.
Vithoulkas’ books, Homeopathy: Medicine of the New Man (Arco, New York, 1979), written for lay people, and The Science of Homeopathy (Grove Press, New York, 1980), for health professionals, have been translated into twenty languages and have had a profound influence upon the acceptance and practice of homeopathy worldwide. His book, A New Model for Health and Disease, published in German and English in 1991, makes a fundamental critique of conventional allopathic medicine and sets out a new paradigm for the science of medicine.
He has been an international teacher of classical homeopathy for 20 years. In the year 1996, he was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize for his work in the field of Classical Homeopathy.
From 1987-1991, in co-operation with the University of Namur in Belgium, he worked on creating and programming a highly sophisticated computer system, the V.E.S. (Vithoulkas Expert System) developed for the RADAR computer program. The VES has sold over 1,000 copies and has brought classical homeopathy within the reach of practitioners worldwide. Mr. Vithoulkas has also produced a series of video courses made from his lectures.
George Vithoulkas’ overall vision is the establishment of homeopathy on a worldwide basis. A major goal in this vision is the foundation of homeopathic medical colleges in the USA and Europe where homeopathy can be taught at the highest level. Towards this end, a New York branch of the International Academy of Homeopathy has been established, classicalhomeopathy.com