Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine taking into account the fact that each one of us is a living being having unique personal characteristics, rhythm of life and work and specific living environment.
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homoeopathy. He established the fundamental principles of the science and art of Homoeopathy. Hahnemann studied medicine at Leipzig and Vienna, taking the degree of M.D. at Erlangen in 1779. After spending several years conducting experiments and making observations Hahnemann found out that the substances that cause diseases could also cure a disease having similar symptoms if taken in very small doses.
Homeopathy aims to treat the whole person, not individual symptoms, so it tries to find the one medicine that corresponds to the whole case.
The name homeopathy is derived from two Greek words that mean “like disease.” The system is based on the idea that substances that produce symptoms of sickness in healthy people will have a curative effect when given in very dilute quantities to sick people who exhibit those same symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are believed to stimulate the body’s own healing processes.
Homeopathic practitioners believe that illness is specific to an individual. In other words, two people with severe headaches may not receive the same remedies. The practitioner will ask the patient questions about lifestyle, dietary habits, and personality traits, as well as specific questions about the nature of the headache and when it occurs.