“The highest ideal of therapy is to gently, safely and rapidly restore health in the least harmful way” – Samuel Hahnemann – founder of Homeopathy
Having been used for over 200 years, homeopathy’s gentle, safe non-toxic approach to medicine continues to gain popularity and it is one of the most widely used forms of medicine today.
Hahnemann believed that people who were sick should be treated in a gentle manner and that the medicine they needed should match the totality of their symptoms, a principle based upon like treating like. In fact 2000 years previously physicians such as Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus and Stahl believed in ‘natural cure by the likes’. This was further developed by Hahnemann and is known by homeopaths as The Law of Similars.
Living in a world where people are subjected to a cocktail of chemicals, vaccinations, radiation and drugs, along with the modern ‘easy-cook’, fast pace lifestyle that is adopted by many, health problems can ensue and diseases manifest. Although the body has an innate ability to heal itself, homeopaths believe that homeopathic medicines can help the body utilise this ability to promote healing.
Homeopathic practitioners carefully select a remedy that closely matches the symptoms as they present themselves irrespective of the name of any ‘disease’ and people who have received homeopathic treatment usually notice an improvement in their overall wellbeing.
So homeopathy is a complete system of alternative medicine. It is simple, safe, effective and non-toxic.