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 Homoeopathy is a dynamic therapy which is based on natural laws of healing:

- THE LAW OF SIMILARS (similia similibus curentur), or "like cures like".

The name Homoeopathy comes from the Greek words 'homois' (similar) and 'pathos' (suffering).  In 1790 Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, chemist and scholar, discovered that a substance (medicine) that could cause symptoms in a healthy person could cure the same symptoms in a sick person.

This natural phenomena has been observed since ancient times. The earliest written references that we know of come from Hippocrates the 'Father of Western medicine'. Others have mentioned their observations of the same phenomena but until Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, no one had systematically and scientifically experimented with it. Dr. Hahnemann spent 53 years of his life establishing and refining homoeopathic medicine.

Mainstream medicine works in an 'allopathic' way, treating with opposites, e.g, diarrhoea is treated with a medicine that would cause constipation in a healthy person. This sounds logical but the world of energy medicine is based on different phenomena. The difficulty in our time and with our modern education is that many people have trouble understanding anything which is not presented to their perception in a way that is basically materialistic.

A modern example of like curing like in a mainstream hospital is link article Dr. Nel's mystery

- THE USE OF THE SINGLE REMEDY.

It takes great skill and training for the classical homoeopath to prescribe the remedy required in a person's case. The use of one remedy at a time that has been selected according to the law of similars is what is known as classical homoeopathy. There are people who call themselves homoeopaths who give many different remedies together, and include other therapies at the same time. These people do not understand what the law of similars means. Using one remedy at a time does not mean only one remedy ever is used in the patient's case. Time is allowed for the person's life force to change from sickness to greater health before repeating the remedy or choosing another remedy as necessary. In an acute illness the remedy may be changed more frequently than in chronic illness. A trained classical homoeopath will know when to repeat the dose and when to change the remedy. Other therapies like acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic, reflexology and so on, work by manipulating life energy to enable greater well-being. Homeopathy is the only therapy that deliberately works with the law of similars.

see link to article what does 'homoeopathic' mean?

- THE MINIMUM DOSE.

Homoeopathy uses very small doses of the indicated remedy. It is very gentle, non-toxic, without side effects and works by stimulating the body's own healing forces. It is suitable for all ages. There is no suppression of symptoms, only safe, natural healing.

Homoeopathy deliberately manipulates Life Energy by use of dynamic remedies for the purpose of stimulating the sluggish, unhealthy, disturbed life force of an individual human or animal to flow and circulate through their systems with greater ease and vigour. Our health comes from this free circulation of life force and the beginnings of sickness arise from the blockage or loss of vitality on this very fundamental level of Life. It took many years of experimentation and clinical experience for Dr. Hahnemann to understand that therapy was a matter of energy manipulation and good health meant good life force flow. He began to see that the life force of a medicine/ remedy, when applied according to the law of similars, cured his patients of serious acute epidemic sicknesses and even reversed some chronic illnesses. Dr. Hahnemann experimented with subtle, immaterial medicines until the end of his life.

see article link ' a so-called "non-scientific" way of perceiving the question of health and sickness.

- PROVINGS ON THE HEALTHY.

Homoeopathic medicines have not been tested on animals but rather on healthy human volunteers. By doing so it is possible to ascertain detailed symptoms on all levels of human experience which the substance being tested is capable of causing. This is more logical than testing medicines on animals. When one thinks that each species differs from another physiologically, how can the gross physical results of drug tests on rats, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, monkeys etc. reliably apply to human physiology? Human testers are able to give detailed responses on every level of experience; changes in emotions, mental ability, exact location and type of physical sensations like pain, tinglings, sounds, temperature etc. By using human data we know what symptoms a given drug is capable of causing and by way of the law of similars what it is capable of curing.

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- HERING'S LAW OF CURE

One of Dr. Hahnemann's contemporaries was Dr. Constantine Hering. An experienced physician, he  observed what is known to homoeopaths as the Law of the direction of Cure, or Hering's law. This is a yardstick by which any therapy can be measured and is invaluable to the understanding of the true status of a person's health.

To understand this therapeutic principle one must know that a person is first and foremost sick in his or her life force. Even before the offending microorganism has appeared, the susceptibility to illness was there. By the end of his life Louis Pasteur (Father of bacteriology) acknowledged that the micro-organism was not the primary cause of illness. Rather it affected certain individuals who were unwell on subtle levels to begin with. From the homoeopathic point of view, the individuals were weak/disturbed in their life force which made the physical cell matter less capable of resisting the microbe.

When a therapy is successful, real cure always begins from the centre outwards. The renewal of Life force or Energy flow is the beginning of cure. The individual feels better in his or her very core; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, even before the physical symptoms are cured. The rise in energy is a sign that the remedy is working. The patient says he feels "better in myself." Physically the cure begins with the most important vital organs affected first and progresses to less important peripheral organs, e.g. from brain, heart etc being cured first to muscle and skin being cured last . This is not to say that an organ like the skin is not important. A disturbance in the innermost person may be expressed by the development of an eruption on the surface of the skin. Life force will always try to express it's disturbance at the most peripheral level. Observation of Hering's law in action shows the central nervous system, circulatory system, endocrine system etc, will benefit first and only later will one see results on the skin. Symptoms are also cured from the most recent to affect the patient first to the most remote time wise which may reappear later as cure progresses. It's like unwrapping an onion, one layer at a time.

Removal of symptoms without due regard for the law of cure is a foolish and frequently a dangerous practice. It results in suppression of symptoms without curing the underlying illness in the life force. The life force will keep trying to express its illness at the most peripheral area where it is least dangerous to life but eventually with continued suppressive therapy it will be forced to give up its efforts and the illness settles on a deeper area either in the body or in the mind. So with suppressive therapy an individual becomes sicker on more serious levels. Unfortunately is is all too common in mainstream medicine. Removal of symptoms with due regard for the Law of Similars results in a curative process that can be monitored reliably following Hering's law.

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