Homoeopathy is a combination of two Greek words: Homois and Pathos. Homois means similar and pathos means suffering. In other words, homoeopathy is a system of treating diseases with remedies. Also known as Homoeopathic medicine, this system is based on two alternative theories:
- “Like cures like”– It is the natural law of healing that says that a substance causing symptoms of a disease in a healthy individual would cure similar symptoms in a sick individual. This doctrine is also known as similia similibus curentur, and was given by Samuel Hahnemann in the year 1796.
- “Law of minimum dose” – Homoeopathic products are mostly diluted to an extent that it eliminates the presence of the molecules of the original substance. It is believed that a lower dose of medication results in more effectiveness.
Homoeopathic products are made from plants such as mountain herbs, minerals like white arsenic, poison ivy, and animals like crushed bees. These homoeopathic products take the form of sugar pellets, ointments, tablets, gels, creams, and drops. The treatments are tailored as per the needs of each individual. This means that people with different ailments who have the same conditions can receive different treatments.
Homoeopathy is a form of treatment that dates back to two centuries and continues to serve humanity to date. It is practiced almost everywhere across the globe and has gained a lot of popularity in India as well. The gentleness of its cure is what makes more than 100 million people of the Indian population depend on this treatment. And, India has around a quarter of a million registered homoeopathic doctors who are more than other countries across the world. Homoeopathy has been into practice for the past century in India and has blended quite well with the Indian tradition. It follows a holistic approach towards achieving the inner balance of an individual on mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Homoeopathy is a time-tested therapy and continues to spread its effectiveness around the world.
Last updated on August 2nd, 2021 at 02:46 pm