How Homeopathy works?

 

Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine that was developed in the late 18th century by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician. The fundamental principles of homeopathy are based on two main concepts: the law of similars and the principle of potentization.

1. Law of Similars (Similia Similibus Curentur): This is the foundational principle of homeopathy, suggesting that a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can be used in diluted form to treat similar symptoms in a sick person. In other words, “like cures like.” Homeopathic remedies are prepared from substances that, in their natural form, would produce symptoms similar to those of the illness being treated.

2. Principle of Potentization: Homeopathic remedies are prepared through a process called potentization, which involves successive dilution and vigorous shaking or succussion. This process is believed to enhance the healing properties of the substance while reducing its toxicity. The resulting remedies are highly diluted, often to the point where no molecules of the original substance may remain in the final product. Paradoxically, homeopathy holds that the more a substance is diluted, the more potent it becomes.

Homeopathic treatments are selected based on a holistic assessment of the individual’s physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Practitioners take into account not only the specific symptoms of the illness but also the individual’s overall constitution and unique response to the illness.

It’s important to note that the principles of homeopathy are not in line with the current understanding of chemistry and pharmacology. Many homeopathic remedies are so diluted that they may not contain any molecules of the original substance