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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I get many questions about homeopathic study and find that there are distinct differences to learning homeopathy and becoming a homeopath. They are really two different things entirely. Let me explain...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: In this article, part of Robert Field's wonderful series: Homeopathy Tips from his Resonance School of Homeopathy in Nevada, he explains how a homeopath 'walks the walk AND talks the talk.



by Dr. Sonal Hattangdi-Haridas BHMS (Mum), HMD (Lon)

Getting back in shape for summer?

Now that it’s warmer and the extra ... ehhmm, protection that we have built up over the winter is not required, it’s time to put on those sneakers and get to work. It’s important to remember that one needs to pace oneself when restarting an exercise program after months of hibernation...


Editor´s Note: Sonal presents 7 remedies with their indications in sports injuries of all types. As she notes, homeopathic tissue salts can also be an effective treatment option in these situations. Consult your homeopath in the event of any sports related injury, particularly if the injury is old and you are still suffering its effects.



by Miranda Castro FSHom, RSHom(NA), CCH for the National Center for Homeopathy

Take Oscillococcinum® or Aconite at the first sign of a bad cold or the flu. Aconite is especially useful where the symptoms come on suddenly–take it every 2–4 hours for 3 doses. Oscillococcinum® is good when the symptoms are slower—take it every 4–8 hours for 3 doses...

Editor's Note from Christine Breen: The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) has provided a free download for parents to learn how to treat children's earaches, fever and flu safely with homeopathy. It was written by one of the great modern homeopathic practitioners, Miranda Castro, author of "The Complete Homeopathy Handbook".



by Pamela A Pappas MD, MD(H)

Classical homeopathy differs from conventional medicine in both philosophy and practice in five distinct ways...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: In addition to her private practice, Dr. Pappas facilitates well-being in health professionals as their health impacts the medicine they offer others. Having developed popular mental health services for medical students and residents, she writes and speaks on physicians' own healing journeys. She maintains her own inner practice of Ho'oponopono, an ancient Hawaiian process of problem solving and stress release she has learned from Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Mabel Katz, and others.



by Judith Hanna Doshi, MA, CCH (Cand)

Clients come to my Homeopathy practice with different objectives. Some have no particular health concerns but feel that they’re not operating at their peak. They want more stamina, more focus, more joy in their lives, better sleep, to name just a few of their treatment goals. Others are struggling with mental health issues like depression or anxiety and may be on prescription drugs to address these burdensome symptoms...





Editor's Note: Oliver's testimonial on behalf of his dairy cattle is so powerful. With confidence from long term success treating his herds with homeopathic remedies, he effectively refutes the notion put forth by skeptics and denialists that Homeopathy is nothing more than a placebo effect. Check out the great work being done by Homoeopathy at Wellie Level (www.hawl.co.uk).



by Gaela Nelson, PDHom

Homeopathy in pregnancy is a safe and effective choice for natural birth that can alleviate symptoms, reduce complications and interventions during labour, and speed healing afterwards.

If there are fewer interventions during birth, the mother and baby will recover faster, leading to improved bonding and successful breast feeding...



by Noel Puddephatt

A large and important town in the Homoeopathic continent is "GELSEMIUM". It is situated in the South, and the climate principally a humid heat; rather unhealthy...


Editor's Note: Puddephatt uses an easy-to-read style to present remedies. Gelsemium is one of homeopathy's greatest remedies for influenza, when all the limbs feel heavy, the eyelids are half-closed and the person feels very weak. Be sure you have it in your homeopathy kit, because if you, a family member or friend ever experience a gelsemium state, the relief afforded by gelsemium will feel like a life-saver!



by Caroline Walrad PhD, DiHom, CN

The body contains basic building materials called cell salts. These minerals can move in and out of the cell will produce a healthy organism. We need these cell salts or tissue salts to live. According to Schuessler's theory, any disturbance in the molecular motion of these cell salts in living tissues, caused by a deficiency in the needed amount, constitutes disease...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen:
There is much debate as to where Tissue Cell Salts fit into the practice and theory of homeopathy...


by Christine Breen, ISHom

A very interesting study conducted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim finds that people who work as Homeopaths (in Norway)  “can be described as open to new and different ideas, and as caring, understanding, and altruistic persons...”


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: What does is take to be a homeopath? According to a Norwegian study it may take higher levels than the 'norm' of the qualities of openness and agreeableness. But we homeopaths are just as neurotic as the rest of the population! that is, if Norwegians are like the rest of the world.






"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has."



~Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)


by Robert Field, RSHom, CTHom

During the groups research a study was done asking the public for suggestions on how this problem could be helped. Overwhelmingly (78%) of those responding felt that doctors needed to spend more time with their patients...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: An insightful essay by homeopath, healer and teacher Robert Field about the dangers of allopathic medicine resulting in many people made ill by vaccination, antibiotics, drugs and surgical intervention.



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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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