Also known as Homeopathic Medicine.
Derived from two Greek words that mean 'like disease', Homeopathy is a holistic system of treatment that originated in the late 18th century.
Very popular in Europe and India, Homeopathy is based on the theory of "like cures like", or the use of minute quantities of remedies that in massive doses produce effects similar to those of the disease being treated.
Homeopathy practices are meant to stimulate the body's healing ability. This method is based on a pharmacological law called the "Law of Similars". This "law" was presented to the world in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician. He described it in this manner:
"Any substance that produces specific toxic symptoms in a healthy person when given in its full strength form, will cure a sick person with those same symptoms when given in a very diluted, minute form."
Homeopathy requires a qualified practitioner, as the patients condition must be accurately assessed in order that the correct remedy be prescribed. Even for the same disorder, no two patients will receive the same treatment.
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