The principles of Homeopathy have been around for two thousand years. It was mentioned by Hippocrates and other ancient physicians and scientists. It is a concept based on the principle that “like cures like.” The celebrated physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) of Germany, founded the delivery of the Homeopathic remedies based on these laws. He knew that a medicine that was capable of producing certain effects when given to a healthy human is capable of curing any illness that displays similar effects. A simple example of this principle can be seen with the common onion. Slicing an onion can cause symptoms of burning and watery eyes, as well as sneezing and runny nose. Many hay fever sufferers have found dramatic relief from their burning, watery eyes, sneezing and runny noses after taking the homeopathic remedy Allium cepa (the remedy made from red onion.) Thus the substance that can cause symptoms can, as a remedy, also cure them. In centuries past it was said “that poison is the remedy for poison.” Hippocrates words were “ Similia similbus curentur” (Likes are cured by likes.) In other words, Homeopathy is a tried and true method of medicine. It has proven to be effective throughout the ages of time. Homeopathy treats the whole person, not just their symptoms. We do not look at a so called diagnosis, but consider all the symptoms that distinguish the person as an individual. Because you are treated as an individual, the Homeopathic Practitioner will spend 1 1/2 to 3 hours in a confidential interview to gather the necessary information. In order to do this the practitioner asks details about the persons past, family history, appetite, thirst, bowel habits, sleep, etc. The persons present problems are not usually a first occurrence. This history allows the practitioner to treat not only the present symptoms, but past events also. Your information is then studied and analyzed to determine the appropriate remedy, potency and dose. This is why you do not normally receive a remedy at your first visit. Once the remedy is determined you will be given a set of explicit instructions to follow regarding the taking of the remedy. Follow-up visits and calls will be necessary to determine the effectiveness of the remedy. Treatment of chronic diseases can take time especially if other medicines are involved. Homeopathy is intended to be gentle and curative. Remember in some cases it took years for your condition to worsen, so it can’t be expected to be cured overnight. What you can expect is to feel better and began to see and feel results over time that leads to a healthy state.
Children under homeopathic treatment grow into more healthy adults. "The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way, on easily comprehensible principles." Dr. Samuel Hahnemann