The modern origin of homeopathy can be ascribed to the insightful findings of a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), whose concerns regarding the damaging side effects of the conventional medicine brought about the discovery of this holistic remedy system.
It has been two centuries now since homeopathy has been developed and practiced around the world. With the tremendous healing benefits that last both for acute and chronic conditions, it is gaining rapid surge in its popularity day by day.
Although Homeopathy originated from Europe, it rapidly flourished to North America, South America, Australia, Russia and India as well and is now the most widely practiced alternative medicine globally.
With people becoming more aware of the long-term consequences of the western medicine system, their search for a natural and an alternative way of staying fit and healthy ends with the homeopathic remedial system.
Developed on the Hippocrates concept “like cures like”, the proponents of this remedial system believe that if a substance taken in large amounts can make a person ill, the very same substance if taken in small amounts can counterbalance the effect to cure the person.
Unlike the modern medicine which is based on finding the outer disease label and symptoms to treat a patient, homeopathy considers every patient as a unique individual and gives due importance to his unique mental, emotional and physical health before managing and bringing his overall health to balance.
Now, here comes the true power of homeopathy, where a homeopathic doctor will first look for any lifestyle, personality, temperament, genetic, or emotional concerns that are specific to the patient. This, in certain cases, allows healing even without any prescription.
Overall, the essence of homeopathy can be distilled down into a simple belief that it stimulates the body’s own healing mechanism.
Perhaps Dr. Hahnemann’s long life validates his research and discoveries in Homeopathy.