Homoeopathy is a complete system of medicine developed by German physician and chemist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), based on the principle of “let likes cure likes”. This law or principle is based on a long held belief that substances that produce symptoms in a healthy individual can be used to treat similar symptoms in a sick person. Thus homoeopathic treatment is believed to stimulate the body’s ability to fight infection and susceptibility to disease.
An example of this principle is coffee. Some people are very sensitive to its effects and can be over stimulated by taking it. They may experience overly heightened mental and physical alertness, and become unusually reactive to normal stimuli such as sounds and smells, etc. When a person presents at a homoeopathic clinic with symptoms of insomnia, headache, irritability and an over stimulated nervous system, Coffea cruda may be chosen to alleviate their condition, prepared according to special homoeopathic principles. It has been shown that this may settle the symptoms of insomnia in such cases.
Homoeopathy is now used worldwide, with a 200 year history of clinical experience. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a valid form of healthcare.
Conventional medicine is based primarily on the concept that diseases are caused by harmful organisms such as bacteria and viruses. Treatment aims to either kill these organisms or to oppose the resulting local symptoms with drugs.
Homoeopathic treatment strengthens a person's health, acting as a catalyst, stimulating and directing the body's ability to fight infection as well as resolving any underlying susceptibility to disease. Homoeopathy views many symptoms in its quest to treat underlying tendencies to ill health. In this context, mental and emotional symptoms can sometimes play an important part in understanding this susceptibility.
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