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 Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom

No two people are the same, and not every cold is the same either! Some come on suddenly while others take a few days to really hit us. Homeopathy is the medicine that addresses the illnesses based on the symptoms that present. It could be the “cold” or “flu”, but there isn’t one remedy per illness...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: This is an excerpt from Joette’s latest book, “How to Raise a Drug Free Family”, which she’ll be using to teach her first webinar course for mothers. Read another of Joette's articles on ATH here.



by Renita Herrmann CCH, RSHom (NA), MS

It’s about time I address the issue of menopause. Many women call or come in to my office with problems associated with the end of menses. Menses in homeopathy is very close to the vital force; although we can live without reproducing (as in the decision or event we do not have children, or the loss of female reproductive organs through hysterectomy), it is part and parcel of who we are...


Editor´s Note: Individualized homeopathic treatment should be a first line of defense for a woman experiencing menopausal symptoms. Renita explains some of the physiological processes that occur during menopause but, like she says, every woman experiences the transition in a unique way and should be treated as a unique person.



by Dana Ullman MPH

In 1900 President William McKinley dedicated a monument to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathic medicine. This monument is situated at Scott Circle...


Editor's Note: In this article, Dana gives us an intriguing glimpse into homeopathic history: leading politicians of the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries continued to favor Homeopathy as their treatment of choice despite vicious antagonism from conventional medical circles.



Editor's Note from Christine Breen: Part of the series: Homeopathy Works for Me. Hazel Drummond's account of how quickly she recovered from the flu using the homeopathic remedy, Bryonia.



by Oonagh Taeger, DHom (UK), PCH

Hahnemann's dedication to the ideal of healing with the smallest dose of medicine needed for cure led him to develop the use of potentized remedies, sequentially succussed ultradilutions. But the use of ultradilutions has caused scientific controversy and even ridicule, from his own day to the present. This article takes a look at how Hahnemann came to his discovery of “potentized” remedies, and considers ultradilutions in the light of recent discoveries in physics and materials science...




"Health problems recur due to continued susceptibility in the patient, but the disease approach rarely addresses this susceptibility. Each recurrence is treated as if it is a new problem resulting in a revolving-door experience for the patient: treatment, recurrence, treatment, recurrence, etc.

~Timothy R. Dooley in Homeopathy Beyond Flat Earth Medicine



by Robert Medhurst

Homeopathy has an important role to play before, after and, in many countries around the world, during surgery. Despite the fact that here in Australia the surgical facilities are generally quite good, we’re still confronted with a small but nonetheless consistent number of patients who require assistance with concerns that arise prior to the surgical event and the complications that can arise after the process has been completed...


Editor´s Note: Robert's list of pre and post-surgical remedies is a great resource to have in any surgical situation. Homeopathy can play an important role in making the experience less traumatic as well as hastening healing and addressing the many after effects of surgery.




Editor´s Note: In her powerful testimonial, Hazel explains how, after taking several remedies without any effect, she obtained an immediate turnaround in her condition when her homeopath individualized her flu symptoms to find the correct remedy. Even in acutes, individualization is key!



"There is no better evidence of the good action of remedy than mental improvement."

~ James Tyler Kent, 1849-1916. American homeopath and physician and one of the forerunners of American homeopathy.




"The essence of a human being is our individuality, from our fingerprint, to our DNA, to our face, to our thoughts, to our symbols, to the source we are expressing. The essence of homeopathy is the respect, actually the glorification, of that individuality."

~Linda Johnston MD in The Child's World



by Osvaldo Cooley, BSc, Med

Clinical depression is also known as major depression and unipolar depression and is a very serious problem which affects more than 120 million people around the world every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It affects men, women, children, adolescents and the elderly.


Editor's Note: Here's an ATH video on how the remedy–Aurum Metallicum, which is used in this case of depression–is made.




Editor´s Note: Joette offers parents a safe, effective and gentle way to relieve their child's suffering from teething. She describes the all-too familiar indications for the homeopathic remedy Chamomilla and how to administer it, as well as a protocol of alternating Chamomilla with the tissue salt Calc phos. As Joette says, the homeopathic approach to teething is a "smart substitute for drugs."



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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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