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What is Homeopathy

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann was a German physician, born in Meissen in 1755 and his doctorate from the University of Erlangen. It was much dissatisfaction with cate-medical practices of his day. These practices include bloodletting and purging Hahnemann argued they were too hard and debilitated patients often did more than their illnesses. Later, he had abandoned the orthodox practice of medicine and became the translation of books to support his family.

While translating Cullen's Materia Medica, he was inspired by the discovery that a herbal remedy for malaria, Cin­chona tree bark, actually produced symptoms of the disease, such as head­ache and fever, when taken by a healthy person. He, then, concluded that symp­toms were the body's way of fighting illness, and that medicines which pro­duced the same symptoms as an illness could help recovery. His ideas were in effect a rediscovery of an ancient principle first expressed by Hippo­crates, 'like cures like.'

This new system of medicine should be based on the gentle ways to help the body heal itself. Fighting the disease is the way of allopathy, the sweetness of removing the patient from the illness with a principle of "equals."

Like similar symptoms or symptoms does not mean that "same" is called "homo" in Greek. Instead, it means that if a person suffers disease symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, he or she may be prescribed homoeopathical-mind with a drug that has the ability to induce nausea and vomiting similar.


Homeopathy Rise And Fall

The rise of homeopathy dating back to 1840, during the last years of the life of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. A year after his death in 1944, advances in conventional medicine foreshadowed the success of homeopathy. For example, the report on the success of homeopathic treatment of cholera was deliberately suppressed. During the cholera outbreak in Britain in 1854, only 16.4% of patients in the Royal Homeopathy-pathic hospital died, compared with an average mortality rate of 51.8% in other hospitals.

It has been recognized that the principle cause of the decline of homeopathy was the breakthrough in conventional medical treatment along with antipathy from allopathic to homeopathy. The discovery of wonder drugs as sulfanilamide, sulfonamide, amphitamines and barbiturates, penicillin, etc adds to the spin-doctor away thy homoeopa explains the trend.

A serious crack grew to Hahnemann's psora theory and ideas and metaphysical among physicians in later years to open a path for others to discredit homeopathy. This occurred when follow-res school who believed in English and pathological symptoms as more important than the symptoms rejected metaphysical theory modalities. While American school had given prominence to the constitutional and higher powers in homeopathic treatment prescription.

The lack of research was also an important reason for the decline. He could not keep pace with scientific and medical development, which began in 1909. Despite the significant contributions of MNEs flow in research and development of modern medicine, had not taken any significant step to expand the development of homeopathy.

Homeopathy Principles

There are three fundamental principles of homeopathy. The most fundamental principle is the law of similars.The secondary principles are the law of the minimum and the treatment of all person.And if there is a fourth, then it should be professional empathy.

The "law of similars" is well versed by a Latin phrase 'Simi-Libus Similia curentur' it means to be cured on. Therefore, homeopathy employ a substance such as a medicine in which it is capable of eliciting similar symptoms or as a sound to the symptoms exhibited by the patient. For example, given Ipecac induces nausea and vomiting if taken in large doses for a healthy person, it is therefore desirable to prescribe ipecac for treating nausea and vomiting, if other symptoms are also in agreement.

The use of infinitesimally small doses of a remedy is properly poetized second principle of homeopathy. He was raised by Hahnemann as mentioned in the Organon, because "the highest ideal of therapy is to restore health ....... in the least harmful way." From potentiometer-tion developed the medicinal power through dynamic (dilution and succession), the higher the greater the healing powers is power. He then proposed that the requirement of small doses of homeopathic remedies were therapeutically effective and completely safe, with no harmful side effects.

The third principle is individualisation, which emphasized the global nature of homeopathic treatment. It follows that the person will not be treated simply as a carrier of the disease. Instead, a physician should consider the patient's constitution, its emotional and intellectual character, his way of life, customs, family relationships, etc. in treatment. Homoeopa-thy must match symptoms of drug relationship person rather than just the symptoms with drugs, which are the basis of the convention-al allopathic medicine. It, therefore, requires different drug for different people with the same disease.

The application of the three principles of homeopathy in the treatment is very vital. However, it would be desirable that a physician is able to develop the potential of caring, responsiveness, patience and understanding to the patient. This should complete the emphasis on the global nature of treatment-pathic Homeopathy. Therefore, professional empathy is sometimes considered the fourth principle of homeopathy.