Like cures like
Homeopathy is a branch of alternative medicine that offers the treatment of various diseases based on the principle of “like cures like” – lat. Similia similibus curantur (homeo means “similar”, pathy means disease), in contrast to the postulates of allopathic medicine, where the symptoms of diseases are treated with drugs that are opposite in effect.
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German doctor who first described a new method of treatment, deduced the basic laws and principles of homeopathy, and wrote many scientific works, is rightfully considered the father of homeopathy.
Principles of Homeopathy
Homeopathy uses very large dilutions of substances. These, in large doses, would produce the symptoms of the disease which we wish to cure in the patient.
Unlike homeopathy, in allopathic (traditional) medicine, any symptom is treated with a drug that causes the opposite symptoms. For example, fever is treated with a drug that lowers the temperature.
Homeopathic treatment activates the defenses of the body itself. At the same time, the dose of the medicinal substance itself is so small that toxic effects are out of the question!
At the same time, the action of homeopathic treatment is so effective and profound that the effect can come after just one dose of the medicine! The difficulty lies in correctly prescribing the drug to each specific patient according to the principle of maximum similarity; the drug is prescribed strictly individually.
True homeopathy is the treatment of all symptoms with one remedy! While these symptoms may be completely unrelated from the point of view of traditional medicine.
What does homeopathy treat?
Homeopathy helps in the treatment of almost all diseases. It is able to completely cure or alleviate the symptoms of both acute and chronic diseases. But it so happened that homeopathy is more used to treat diseases for which there is no effective treatment in traditional medicine.
Of the chronic diseases that homeopathy successfully treats, it is worth mentioning such diseases as: diseases of the cardiovascular system (hypertension, vegetative-vascular dystonia, hypotension), diseases of the digestive system (peptic ulcer, gastritis, hepatitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis).
Genitourinary system (prostatitis in men, adnexitis, infertility, menstrual cycle disorders), allergic diseases, skin diseases, immune disorders, diseases of the musculoskeletal system (polyarthritis, rheumatism, gout) and many others. It is hard to imagine how to treat colds today without homeopathy!
The Royal Family of Great Britain has at its disposal a whole staff of homeopathic doctors, and practically does not use allopathic medicines. Thus, homeopathy is an effective, safe, side-effect-free method of treatment, the effect of which you can feel already after the first intake of a homeopathic medicine.