Homeopathy - for Life
By Dr. Atiq Ahmad Bhatti, HD.
A Summary of the Homeopathic Medical System
Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing, suitable for all ages, from newborns, infants and babies, expecting mothers, and generally the young and old.
Homeopathy is called an holistic approach because it is a medical system teaching that the whole patient must be taken into consideration to effectively treat him/her for whatever he/she may be suffering from.
The word Homeopathy comes from Latin, homeo meaning 'same', pathos meaning 'illness.' It is a system that has been recognised for over 250 years now and is a method of stimulating the body to heal itself.
This teaching has, in fact, been around since the time of Hippocrates (also referred to as the father of medicine) who lived 400 years before Christ.
Many of Hippocrates discoveries are still being practiced in the world of medicine today - especially in the world of Homeopathy and Biochemic Medicine. Hippocrates taught that diseases came from natural causes. He observed many patients and carefully recorded their symptoms and the way their illnesses developed. He would look at the color of the skin, and how the eyes looked. He would look for fevers and chills.
Hippocrates of Cos (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) - Greek physician of the Age of PericlesConsidered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the "father of medicine
He told his students to carefully observe their patients and to learn from the things they had observed. He said that the human body could heal itself and could return itself to good health.
Thus, in real terms, the principles of Homeopathy have been around for over 2,400 years, it's nothing new, but this principle is now more highly refined and adjusted to fit into the illnesses and diseases of the 21st century.
Photo: Dr. Christian Frederick Samuel Hahnemann. This photo was taken in Paris, on Sept 30 th 1841, with a Daguerrotype, a primitive picture device invented by Daguerre, French painter and physicist. This is the ONLY photo of the founder of Homeopathy in existence.
In 1789 , a young physician in Europe named Dr. Christian Frederick Samuel Hahnemann made a brilliant medical discovery on the possibility of treating disease by way of potentised remedies. Dr. Hahnemann called this system of medicine Homeopathy, and although the principles date back to Hippocrates it was Dr. Hahnemann who has been credited with organizing it into a modern scientific and medical system.
As stated earlier, Homeopathy is based on the principle of the law of similars - or like treats like. The law of similars tells us that any harmful substance in its crude/pure form that is capable of inducing varying symptoms or condition upon a healthy patient will, if diluted to an infinitesimal/minute dose, bring about a cure for those symptoms induced, thus reversing its properties from it being a harmful substance to a curative and healing substance.
Resting place of Dr Samuel Hahnemann, father of Homeopathy.
Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise - Paris
Dr. Hahnemann described the principle of 'like treats like' by using a Latin phrase: Similia Similibus Curentur, which translates: "Let likes cure likes." The science of homeopathy differs from that of conventional medicine because it stimulates the body to recover itself. The remedies given are thus stimulants.
Homeopathy does not believe in suppression of the disease in any form whatsoever.
It is important to note here that 60% of Homeopathic medicine is derived from natural plant sources, the remainder 40% being from mineral, animal and biological matter.
In 2000, the House of Lords' Select Committee on Science & Technology cited homeopathy as one of the five Group One therapies, having "an individual diagnostic approach" along with osteopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine and acupuncture. Homeopathy can be safely used alongside conventional medicines.
Homeopathic medicine is unique, potentised energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They are diluted to such a degree that not one molecule of the original substance can be detected (after the 12c potency, or 24x potency, past the Avogadro law - based on Amedeo Avogadro - 1776-1856). In essence all that is left is the blueprint of the substance that thus promotes healing, safely and 100% free of side effects.
In allopathic medicine, when prescribing a drug, often the principle is based on the bigger the dose the greater the therapeutic effect. Homeopathic prescribing adopts the opposing view: the smaller the drug dose, the more potent its effect.
Homeopathy has a wide application, from acute fevers, sore throats and toothache, to chronic illnesses such as arthritis, eczema, asthma, anxiety, mild depression and chronic fatigue syndrome and more. There has been some very good research evidence to support this.
Dr. Hahnemann, in 1815 wrote,
"Our art requires no political lever, no worldly decorations in order to become something. It grows gradually, at first unrecognized, surrounded as it were by all manner of weeds which luxuriate around it, from an insignificant acorn to a sapling, soon its summit will overtop the rank weeds. Patience! It is striking deep its roots into the earth, it is increasing in strength imperceptibly but all the more surely and will in its own time grow into an oak of God, which no longer is shaken by storms, spreads out its branches into all regions that suffering mankind may be healed under its beneficent shade."
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