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Homeopathy is a safe and gentle form of healing that has been used worldwide for over two hundred years. The medicines,
known as remedies, act as a springboard for the body’s inherent intelligence, or vital force, stimulating self healing. The art of homeopathic
prescribing relies not only on finding the most appropriate remedy, but also matching the strength of the remedy to the energy of the patient.
Homeopathy was first developed in the late 1700s by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a physician who felt the medical procedures
of his time were doing more harm than good. He based homeopathy on ‘like cures like’, an ancient principle used for centuries in different forms of healing.
Homeopathic remedies consist of hundreds of substances found in the natural world. These include plants, minerals and metals, which in large amounts or if used in raw form could cause adverse reactions. Hahnemann found that if he diluted and potentized the substance he could release its energy in a safe and non-toxic manner.
A remedy is made into different strengths or potencies
depending on how many times it is diluted and struck against an immovable object. This unique method of remedy preparation gives us the various strengths to prescribe with.
Homeopathy is a holistic form of treatment, taking the mental and emotional symptoms into account in addition to the physical troubles. Remedies are prescribed on a wide collection of symptoms rather than trying to pinpoint a specific disease. The patient as a whole is more important than the name of a disease.