About Homeopathy

What is Homeopathy?


Homeopathy is a system of energetic medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted and specially prepared substances or “remedies” which enhance and catalyze the body’s natural ability to heal.

Certain roots of homeopathic principles can be noted in the classical teachings of Hippocrates and later in the work of Paracelsus. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician of the late 18th century, founded the formal system of practice used today. Homeopathy spread quickly in the 19th century but was largely eclipsed in the 20th, especially in the US, by the dominance of a technological and mechanistic approach to illness establishing the standard medical system we have today.

The Principles of Homeopathy


1. Law of Similars — Homeopathy is based on the principle that you can treat like with like: a substance that causes symptoms when taken in larger doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause insomnia, feeling physically and mentally restless. However, when prepared as a homeopathic medicine it is used to treat people with insomnia.

2. Totality of Symptoms — The homeopathic approach takes into account all of a person’s symptoms and views them as part of a whole. We do not look at only isolated symptoms or administer one-size-fits-all medications. Homeopaths do not diagnose or treat disease per se. Homeopathic ‘remedies’ are chosen that best correspond to the person’s unique set of symptoms from a holistic perspective. Homeopathic practitioners are skilled in case taking and in their knowledge of the remedies.

3. Minimum Dose — Homeopathic medicines, called ‘remedies’, are prepared by specialty pharmacies utilizing a highly refined process of dilution and succussion (a specific form of vigorous shaking). These micro-dilutions make the original substance highly efficacious and nontoxic. The practice of homeopathy is based on over two hundred years of established clinical experience now being substantiated by a growing body of scientific evidence.

What Health Concerns can Homeopathy Address?


Homeopathy can address a very wide range of both acute and chronic health concerns. It is also a powerful tool for healing deep emotional traumas and genetic predispositions, opening up possibilities for transformation and self-realization.

Homeopathy is safe and effective to use for pregnant woman, infants, children, adults and the elderly.

For more information about homeopathy see our Homeopathy page or go to the National Center for Homeopathy’s website at nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org