Homeopathy is the one of the most rapidly growing systems of medicine and is practiced all over the world. The gentleness of its cure and the safety of its pills have made the medicine system quite popular. In Indian context, homeopathy is in use for more than a century and a half. It is well blended with the roots and traditions of the country and is now recognized as one of the National Systems of Medicine. Due to its mass appeal, it provides health care and solutions to large number of people.
Homeopathy is made up of two Greek words, 'Homeo' meaning similar and
'Pathos' meaning suffering. Therefore, it simply treats with remedies in
minute doses, which produce symptoms similar to the disease, when taken
by healthy people. Moreover, it is based on the natural law of healing-
"Similia Similibus Curantur", which means "likes cure
likes". The method was given a scientific thought by Dr. Samuel
Hahnemann (1755-1843), in the early 19th century.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine, which is ages old. It is popular in almost all the parts of the world, providing relief to the sick, from their pain and suffering. One of the most significant aspects of Homeopathy deals with the treatment of not only the disease but also of the whole person as an individual.
The origin of Homeopathy dates back to the 18th century. During the inception of homeopathy, many malpractices of treatment were prevalent. Bloodletting was amongst the common practices indulged in; to cure diseases. However, these measures often worsened the condition of the sick and even caused death. As a result, these practices were highly condemned by Hahnemann.
Though homeopathy has been in existence since ages now, only quite few people are fully aware about this wondrous system medicine. With time it is becoming popular, and more and more people are trying out its remedies. Like its treatment, knowledge about the effective homeopathic is progressing but slowly. However, people have various apprehensions regarding homeopathy and its treatment.
Homeopathy involves a careful observation of the patient and the symptoms of the disease exhibited by him. This includes detailed examination of patient's history including all the aspects of his life such as physical, mental and emotional. It also includes the various incidents in his life, which might have led to the problem.
Homeopathy is a science of medical treatment with a philosophy of its own and its therapeutics is based on certain fundamental principles. Like all other systems of medicine, Homeopathy is also guided by some elementary guidelines. These principles are the building blocks of this science and guide the homeopaths till date.