What is Homeopathy? A medical system that stimulates the body's own healing responses while respecting nature’s laws and the wisdom of the body. The key premise is everyone has vital force energy that if disrupted or out of balance creates health problems.   A key philosophy of homeopathic healing as a natural health therapy falls under the principle of ‘like cures like’, or Law of Similars where the body’s own healing response is activated. Simply stated substances which cause symptoms can be taken in small amounts to treat the very same symptoms.  It has been written that homeopathy is a natural health therapy that works by mimicking specific symptoms, rather than suppressing them as do allopathic medicines.    Another philosophy of homeopathic practitioners is to treat the person, not the disease. Homeopathic practices are used throughout the world and can be coupled safely with conventional medicines with no side effects as homeopathy healing is non-toxic.   The founder of homeopathy is said to be Samuel Hahnemann, a German who established the fundamental principles of both the science and art of homeopathic healing over 200 years ago.  He is also called the ‘father of experimental pharmacology’.  Homeopathy became a popular healing method during the 1800’s with the first schools opening around 1830, followed by dozens of homeopathic institutions throughout Europe and the United States.  By the beginning of the 20th century, there were thought to be over 15,000 homeopathic practitioners in the United States alone.  However, homeopathy healing had many vocal critics throughout the mid 1800’s in both the U.S and Europe.  By 1920, according to Wikipedia, the last homeopathic school in the United States had closed.  Homeopathic practitioner numbers continued to dwindle until the mid 1970’s when homeopathy and homeopathic products experienced resurgence.  Today you can find homeopathic healing products in most large pharmaceutical chains.   According to HomeopathyResource.com, 20% to 40% of physicians throughout Germany, United Kingdom, France and Holland regularly use homeopathy healing with their patients.  Homeopathic services are reimbursable under national health plans in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Austria and India where over 100,000,000 use homeopathy as their only form of medical care.   We hope you have learned more about Homeopathy as a natural health therapy. For more information, visit the Homeopathic section at All Things Healing online regularly.

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Bharti Nathani, BHMS received her Bachelor’s in Homeopathy Medical Science and Surgery from Gujarat, India. After Graduation, she spent few months as an Assistant Professor ...
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by J. Zilinskas

The anti-inflammatory effects of a homeopathic remedy, Traumeel S, have been observed in experimental and clinical studies...


Editor's Note from Mary Ellen Coulter: Homeopathy frequently is utilized for its anti-inflammatory benefits (ie, arthritis, injuries), but new research has demonstrated its effectiveness as an anti-oxidant as well. Dentists, Plastic Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons and Family Practitioners, use Arnica, Traumeel and related remedies, without understanding or even questioning the mechanisms of action.



by John Venables, BA, Dip, IACH

My old homeopathy teacher, George Vithoulkas, used to say that none of the many remedies in the homeopath’s medicine bag compared to the health benefits of a Lottery win...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: Former BBC journalist turned to the study and practice of homeopathy when it helped him with a condition not helped by conventional medicine. He studied under Dr. George Vithoulkas, one of the great modern homeopaths of today.



by Dr. Luc De Schepper

We all remember the gymnast hopping on one foot, vaulting to the gold in gymnastics, then not being able to compete again. We have seen sprinters pull up in the middle of a race with muscle and tendon injuries. Would homeopathy make a difference? By the end of this article you will know the answer...


Editor's Note from Sima Ash: In this article Dr. Luc describes some of the most used homeopathic remedies for sports injuries to help out with many unwanted aches and pains.




Editor's Note from Christine Breen: Another video in the series, Homeopathy Works for Me. Here a woman with asthma explains that she used homeopathy, successfully, to deal with her ongoing asthma.



by Mary Ellen Coulter, MD

Homeopathy has a history of success in treating epidemics. Cholera, scarlet fever and influenza are among the illnesses that have been either prevented or cured with homeopathic remedies. Currently, there is no conventional vaccine available for the particular strain of Influenza A known as H1N1 (or swine) flu. Homeopathic remedies do exist, however, which can be even more effective and without the potential side-effects of allopathic vaccinations...





“Those who merely study and treat the effects of disease are like those who imagine that they can drive away the winter by brushing the snow from the door. It is not the snow that causes winter, but the winter that causes the snow.”

~Paracelsus (Philipus Aurelius Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim) 1493-1541




Editor's Note from Christine Breen: The Alternative Testimonial video features the opinions of people who have been helped by Kim Campion and homeopathy.


by Greg Meyer, MD, MD(H), CCH

Another believer. They left urgent care, and were headed to the local Whole Foods Market to pick up some Arnica 200C.  The 13 year-old boy had jammed his finger playing basketball yesterday. His finger was swollen, and a little bruised around the PIP joint, (the first joint in the finger).  It was hard to flex his finger with the swelling. The xray showed no fracture. I gave him a couple Arnica tablets on the tongue...



by Christine Breen Williams, ISHom

“Real-life effect of classical homeopathy in the treatment of allergies: A multicenter prospective observational study.”

Okay, the title is a mouthful but for the skeptics who are always looking for some evidenced-based research– here are the results of an Austrian study that shows a positive and (although we’re not supposed to say this anymore) curative response of patients using homeopathic medicine to treat their allergies...



by David A. Johnson, CCH, RSHom (NA), PA

I’m waking up nauseous in the mornings. Over the past three months, it happens for about a week in the month. I’ll be nauseous and retching in the beginning of the week, and then I’ll feel more queasy. In the past I had a five-month stint of nausea and vomiting every morning...


Editor's Note: This history is an example of how the client is the best source for understanding the problem they're experiencing. In fact, as in this example, the person will actually guide the homeopath directly to the source of their remedy in nature.



by Avghi Constantinides D.Hom HMC MA

Summer days keep us from having to treat quite so many colds and flus, but families find summery reasons to need Homeopathic remedies anyway.  Vacation time and travel might lead us to use some of the rarely opened remedies in our homeopathic kits.  It is good to have a compact remedy kit that is small enough to consider packing for a trip...




by Ronald D. Whitmont, MD

Many conventional treatments for back pain act by masking symptoms and leading to chronic patterns of illness and drug use. Classical Homeopathic Medicine is particularly helpful and should be given careful consideration as an extremely safe and effective option in resolving acute and chronic cases...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: In Part 2 of Dr. Whitmont's article he presents two cured cases of improved low back pain. The exercises explained herein are invaluable to anyone experiencing back troubles. Read Part 1 here.



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Understanding Health and Dis-ease

by Judith Hanna Doshi MA, CCH (Cand)

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how healthy you really are? How often do you find yourself reaching for anything that will give you fast relief for your symptoms? Do you wonder whether managing your symptoms in this way qualifies as being in good health, as conventional medical thought would have us believe? What in fact does being truly healthy look like? In this article I will present an alternative view of health and disease, inspired by the principles of Homeopathy, that will hopefully get you thinking about the way you approach your own health...


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