The world has long been seeking a way of healing that works deeply and gently to restore the sick to health. Homeopathy is such a way of healing, a medicine that can soothe the disturbances we call “disease”, calming them until what had been a torment subsides. Homeopathy works from the core outward, from the [...]
Homeopathic medicines must be handled carefully. Keep them out of the sun. Don’t touch the granules, pellets or tablets (the medicines come in different shapes and sizes). Tap them from the cap of the bottle or the plastic tube directly into your mouth. Allow them to dissolve; swallow. (Water is not necessary.) Medicines should be [...]
Homeopathy is a scientific system of medicine based on the discovery that a medicinal substance can cure the same problems it can cause – by varying the dosage of that substance.
Any herb, mineral or animal product given to a healthy person in a suitable dose will eventually cause that person to experience symptoms. [...]
Many homeopathic medicines originate from herbs, but after they are prepared homeopathically they have quite different actions from natural herbs (i.e., the ones you buy in the health food store). The same goes for minerals. Once they are prepared homeopathically, common minerals such as calcium carbonate have their own specific actions – quite [...]
The German physician Samuel Hahnemann, born in 1753, made a critical observation in the 1790s when he experimented on himself by taking the drug Cinchona Bark which contains quinine. At the time, Hahnemann was translating a medical text concerning Cinchona from English into German. The English text seemed to contradict his own earlier [...]
Hahnemann postulated that in giving a sick person a medicine known to produce symptoms similar to what he was suffering, he was substituting a temporary drug disease for the natural disease. This drug disease, he maintained, was more powerful than the natural disease and would drive it out.
From our perspective in the late twentieth [...]
Yes. In classical homeopathy the prescription is based not only on a patient’s physical symptoms but on all his or her symptoms. A person’s mental and emotional state count as much or more than the physical condition when deciding on which medicine to prescribe. The correct medicine improves the mental [...]
Hahnemann found that often there would be a temporary worsening of the very symptoms he was attempting to cure, so he experimented by diluting the medicine, making it smaller. At a certain point it ceased to act.
Then Hahnemann did something never before tried in the history of medicine. He forcibly shook the [...]
Because homeopathic medicines are diluted to the point where no molecules remain, we postulate that they cannot act biochemically and, therefore, must react energetically with the body’s subtle (meaning immeasurable) energies. It may very well be that what the homeopathic medicine is affecting is what the acupuncturists call the “chi.” Whatever it is, [...]
A placebo is a dummy medicine. Many people have reported improvements after taking a placebo thinking it was a real medicine. There are good reasons to think that homeopathic medicines are not placebos. First, they act on infants, animals and unconscious patients. Second, patients frequently report feeling worse (the homeopathic aggravation) [...]
Is Homeopathy a Scientific System of Medicine, or Is it Based More on the Intuition of the Practitioner?
Homeopathy as a system is based on provings. It is the provings of medicines that form the scientific basis of homeopathy. Each medicine has been “proved” to elicit symptoms in several or many provers. In a proving, a homeopathic medicine is given to healthy persons. Whatever symptoms they develop are [...]
The allopath views diseases as localizing in various organs and systems, and uses specific drugs to suppress those diseases. The homeopath, while not unconcerned with the localizing pathology, believes the core problem lies in what some call the central disturbance. The central disturbance is a mind-body disorder. In turn it has [...]
What’s the Difference Between Homeopathy and Immunizations? Between Homeopathy and Allergy Desensitization?
In modern immunizations either attenuated (weakened) live or killed viral or bacterial products are injected. The body reacts by making antibodies to those viruses and bacteria which afford protection against various viral and bacterial diseases.
In contrast, a homeopathic medicine is so diluted that no particulate matter remains. Often no molecules remain. In [...]