Homeopathy is a specialization in Natural Medicine that facilitates healing through the use of plant/animal/mineral-based medicines that are potentized, which means that they have gone through a process of successive dilutions with succussion, (vigorous shaking), between each dilution. The resultant medicines are, in practical terms, micro-dilutions of the original substance.
Homoeopathically prepared medicines are stimulative to the organ systems of the body in ways that are unique in Natural Medicine. Rather than using high-dose medicines palliatively, which is the case for most conventional drug therapy and Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy employs micro-dose medicines stimulative to restore optimal organ function and to initiate a healing response throughout the systems of the body.
Homeopathy is a type of Natural Medicine that was developed as an extension of our knowledge of the laws of Homeostasis, which demonstrate that the body is constantly assessing perceived change and adjusting itself to maintain balance and order. By working with the tendencies of the body to adjust to stimulation or change, Homeopathy can evoke a reparative response to cell and tissue systems. Because homeopathic medicines are micro-dose medicines, they carry a quantum chemical signal that affects cell function and communication between organ systems. This signaling is one of the safest and most effective means of evoking repair responses in the body and is one of the best types of Natural Medicine to treat chronic disease or any type of dysfunctional pattern in the body systems.
A commonly held principle in Homeopathy is the Law of Similars, or that “Like can be cured by Like.” This is an ancient understanding in medicine that dates back to the earliest days of modern medical philosophy as Hippocrates and Paracelsus who are each credited with the foundations of our current understanding of disease and health, observed. The Law of Similars is not just a guiding principle in homeopathy, but a guiding principle in nature and can be observed with consistency in the body.
Healing with Homeopathy involves consideration of the root cause of disease, the patient as a person, the nutritional status of the body, the unique pattern of disease symptoms each case presents, and the general constitution of the patient. There are many factors to consider in order to determine the best homeopathic medicine to employ in a given case.