A lot of people ask me ‘what is homeopathy.’ And the history of the founding of homeopathy is actually very interesting.
200 years ago a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, came upon the principle of homeopathy by accident. Hahnemann found that if he gave the patient a much diluted remedy made from a substance that could cause the symptoms a patient was suffering from, he could actually cure those very same symptoms.
This universal ‘like cures like’ principle, can also be seen in vaccination and radiotherapy, for instance. However, in homeopathy we never give a dose that might be toxic. All homeopathic remedies are highly diluted and therefore have no side effects. This has lead some critics to argue that homeopathy is pure placebo effect. However, homeopathy has been shown to work on babies, animals and comatose patients and numerous published scientific trials have demonstrated its beneficial effects.
Hahnemann’s discoveries were a turning point in the history of medicine and since then homeopathy has proved itself a safe and highly effective therapy, to the point where today 400 million people around the world use homeopathy as their principle form of medicine.
“Homeopathy…in reality cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment, and it is beyond all doubt safer and more economical.” Mahatma Gandhi
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