What Is Homeopathy?

The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words “homeo,” meaning similar, and “pathos,” meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathic remedies are derived from natural substances from plants, minerals, or animals. They are highly diluted and non-toxic preparations made in accordance with the U.S. Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia and approved by the FDA. Homeopathic remedies are tasteless, odorless and taken orally to stimulate the innate healing power of the body.

Homeopathy recognizes each person’s individual state of health. As a result, homeopathic remedies are selected expressly for an individual. Therefore, it is not uncommon for different people with the same condition to receive a different remedy. Homeopathy is safe for the elderly, children, and even infants. It is also safe and beneficial for animals.

This therapeutic method was developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann at the end of the 18th century. Homeopathy is based on Hahnemann’s Law of Similars which states that “like cures like.” Simply put, a substance capable of producing certain symptoms when given to a healthy person will cure those same symptoms in an ill person. For example: Peeled onions normally cause the eyes to tear. Consequently, a remedy prepared from onions by a homeopathic pharmacy may alleviate a watery eye condition. In other words, “like cures like”.

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For more information on homeopathy please visit the National Center for Homeopathy