Sunday, December 2, 2012


Homeopathy is a natural, holistic system of medicine that uses highly diluted doses of substances to stimulate the body\'s own healing mechanism. The use of homeopathic medicines (also known as remedies) is based on the discovery that a natural substance is capable of curing the same symptoms it can cause. By studying the symptoms produced when a healthy individual tests or "proves" a remedy, homeopaths can determine which symptoms that remedy is capable of curing. This is referred to as the Law of Similar or “like cures like.” A simple example of this principle can be seen with the common onion. Slicing an onion can cause symptoms of burning and watery eyes, as well as sneezing and a runny nose. Many hay fever sufferers have found dramatic relief from their burning, watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose after taking the homeopathic remedy Allium cepa (the remedy made from red onion). Thus the substance that can cause symptoms can, as a remedy, also cure them. References to the basic principles of homeopathy can be found in ancient writings and in the traditions of native medicines. These principles were re-discovered over 200 years ago by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) who developed them into a science, which he called

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