Homeopathy as a therapeutic modality was founded in Germany over two hundred years ago by a physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). However the theory dates far back in human history to the time of Hippocrates, called the father of Western medicine.
Homeopathy is practiced according to well established fundamental principles that are tried and tested. It is based on the principle that “like cures like”. This means that a substance that is capable of producing certain effects on a healthy human being is also capable of curing similar symptoms when they appear as an illness. This approach is based on a simple observation that has been verified in the successful treatment of millions of people around the world.
Homeopathic remedies are derived from many sources in the natural world and are tested on human volunteers –or provers- to elicit their therapeutic sphere of action. One of the unique qualities of homeopathic medicines is that they are refined through a process called potentization that renders them completely safe to ingest. This process involves diluting and vigorously shaking the substance many times over and it enables homeopathy to employ powerful substances for healing in a completely safe manner.
This is a relief for many people who wish to avoid the “side effects” of pharmaceutical drugs.
For more information The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) has an informative website:
and also recommended to is World Homeopathy Awareness: