Classical Homeopathy is a subtle science that uses specially prepared natural remedies to stimulate the innate healing power of the human body. Homeopathic remedies number over 2,000 and are made from a variety of herbs, minerals, and other natural substances.
Homeopathy was hypothesized and proven in Germany by the Allopathic physician, Samuel Hahnemann over two-hundred years ago. While translating a medical text, Dr. Hahnemann learned that the traditional Chinese treatment for malaria was Peruvian bark. Though self-experimentation, he discovered that if a healthy person ingested the Peruvian bark, they would display malaria-like symptoms. Hahnemann discovered that “like cures like”. Thus, the Law of Similars was born.
The Samuel Hahnemann Memorial in Washington, D.C. (right) was authorized by the U.S. Congress and completed in 1900. President William Mc Kinley attended the inauguration.
The Law of Similars
Classical Homeopathy is based on the law of similars, which states that any substance that can produce symptoms on a healthy person has the potential to restore health to a person displaying those same symptoms caused by a disease.
Many diseases cause ‘hallmark’ symptoms, they also often produce a variety of more subtle symptoms that a skilled Homeopath is able to identify. Based on the pattern of symptoms expressed, a Classical Homeopath will select a single remedy at a specific potency for the patient. Because patients express symptoms uniquely, two people suffering from the same ailment will often require different remedies at different potencies.
In classical homeopathy, the practitioner creates a ‘symptom picture’ of the patient, which illustrates the overall pattern of symptoms. A single homeopathic medicine is chosen for its ability to cause a very similar pattern of symptoms. When a person becomes well through homeopathy they find improvements on all levels of their health.