Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that consists of giving the sick individual as medicine the substance that can cause a similar ailment in the healthy individual.
This therapeutic approach is based on what we call the “Law of Similarity”; in other words, in order to cure certain diseases, substances must be sought that cause in the human organism a disease similar to the one we want to cure.
For example, coffee, which causes insomnia, nervousness, and tachycardia, taken with abuse, can cure the same symptoms given in small doses (infinitesimal).
Sulphur poisoning causes, among other alterations, heat sensation, weight gain and skin spots. Well, a person who is not only obese but also suffers from heat and has spots on the skin can be cured by taking a homeopathic sulfur solution.
Homeopathy is a unique practice for each individual due to the fact that each organism is different and that no obesity is equal to another.
This technique implies a different notion of illness due to the global conception of the patient, which is considered as a biological unit, as a somatopsychic, inseparable whole. This means that drugs are not administered to alleviate disorders of specific organs (liver, lungs, nervous system or joints), but that the disease is treated as a whole and the homeopathic substances administered are directed towards the global energies of the individual (physical and psychic) to induce him to achieve the balance broken, or in other words, to recover health.
How is homeopathy born?
Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, had pointed out five centuries before our era the possibility of healing by fellow men, but this idea would materialize centuries later the German doctor Samuel Hahnemann inspired by the ideas of Hippocrates.
Hahnemann was, at the end of the seventeenth century, the first to understand that when a human being becomes ill, not his bones, liver or stomach, but the whole organism, become ill.
Differences between homeopathy and “official” medicine
The difference lies in the type of medication used. Homeopathic remedies have nothing to do with traditional medicines. Homeopathy arose precisely because of the need to seek a curative method and without the aggressiveness of the means used until then. That is, that they were not toxic and therefore free of side effects; that they could cure. This principle seems absurd when it is obvious that a medicine must be cured, but it is not so much if we explain what we mean by cure:”To restore the sick person’s capacity to fight diseases and overcome them.
Based on this idea, the remedy is not what directly works on healing, but it gives an incentive to the body to fight and overcome the disease.