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 Robert Field, RSHom, CTHom

One of the biggest challenges for successful treatment in homeopathy is the interference of the iatrogenic disease caused by the allopathic method of chemical drugs. In addition to this method there are many alternative modalities that are also steeped in the physical approach to medicine...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: Healer, homeopath and inspiring teacher Robert Field examines the effects of mixing different healing modalities, such as homeopathy and acupuncture, together and the role allopathic medicine plays in the healing process.



by Dr. Bob Leckridge, BSc, MB, CH, B MFHom

You would think a medical doctor would be able to answer that question easily. Try it out. Ask a doctor. In fact, ask anyone. I bet you’ll get different answers and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you find that none of the answers are completely satisfactory...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: Dr Leckridge, a medical homeopath, is one of the most inspiring teachers and healing practitioners of homeopathy. His musings on life as well as homeopathy are well worth reading. Read one here.



by Greg Meyer MD, MD(H), CCH

I just planted a new tree in the front yard. I’m hoping for some future great shade, and beautiful flowers from this Hong Kong Orchid Tree. The nursery had it pruned so that it seems like a tall stick with some leaves on top…..but now it will be free to do what it wants for a while...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: According to Kaviraj in Homeopathy for Farm and Garden, Silica is the remedy par excellence to use in the garden especially when transplanting or for strengthening otherwise weakened plants. It also kills weeds! Read more on ATH.




by Dr. Luc De Schepper, MD, PhD, DI Hom, CHom, Lic Ac

For all too many people, a visit to the dentist is a “white knuckle” experience. Many patients mention that they hate going to the dentist but “it’s nothing personal, Doctor.” The dental experience involves a great many factors for the fearful patient...


Editor's Note from Sima Ash: Many people have natural fear and anxiety about a visit to the dentist. This useful article by Dr. Luc De Schepper describes some homeopathic remedies for fear and apprehension as well as pain and infection associated with dental procedures...




by Natalia Iwanyckyj

We are born with different personalities and constitutions.  Our distinctive ways of being influence our mental, emotional and physical responses to stress. Homeopathic remedies support children during difficult stages of growth and development...


Editor's Note from Sima Ash: In this article Natalia Iwanyckyj provides only a brief overview of some of the homeopathic remedies for boosting kids confidence and certainly there are other remedies that may be indicated when considering all aspects of the person as a whole...




"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."

~Chinese Proverb




by Mary Ellen Coulter, MD

Homeopaths often focus so intently on finding the best remedy to balance the vital force, that what Hahnemann referred to as "obstacles to cure" can be overlooked. In today's world, such obstacles can refer to a poor diet, lack of exercise or sleep, toxic exposures or situational stress. When these factors are addressed, better success with the homeopathic prescription might occur...

Editor's Note from Mary Ellen Coulter: It is reassuring to find scientific protocols and studies that support our holistic therapies. Although, I love homeopathy as an incredible tool for balancing the vital force, the information described above is an important aspect of good health.



by Robin Murphy, ND

It is best to allow the remedies a clear field in which to work uninterrupted. It is more important to avoid cancellations with "one dose high" of a remedy. The "lower potency repeated" is less susceptible to cancellations...


Editor's Note from Sima Ash: Robin Murphy suggests ways to avoid interfering with the action of homeopathic remedies as well as guidelines on prescribing and taking remedies for acute and chronic complaints...




by Miranda Castro

Gelsemium sempervirens, also known as yellow jasmine or wild woodbine, is a beautiful climbing plant found in moist woodlands and along seacoasts in the southern states of the U.S. It climbs high up in trees, forming festoons from tree to tree and perfuming the air in the spring when it flowers...


Editor's Note from Mary Ellen: Miranda Castro's description of Gelsemium provides a good example of how understanding the nature of the substance and the toxicity it creates, provides a good idea of the symptoms and conditions that it will treat.



by Tammara Guterman

‘Tis the Season, with winter colds and flu, for losing your voice due to the swelling of the mucous membranes in your larynx (voice box), which can lead to hoarseness or loss of your voice. The most common cause of laryngitis is an upper respiratory virus, such as the common cold...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: Tammara of the Center of Healing introduces us to some very good homeopathic remedies which are useful in treating laryngitis.



by George Garlick, RSHom

Neurones are clever things. They send messages about pinches and bumps, heat and cold, nettle juice and lactic acid (mechanical, temperature and chemical disturbances) to the brain.

Editor's Note from Christine Breen:  British homeopath George Garlick examines some of the many facets of pain.  It is from these varied experiences of pain that homeopaths analyze cases and prescribe homeopathic medicine.



by Sam Adkins

Last week in my clinic I treated a diverse range of patients with very different health or emotional complaints. There are two cases that I particularly want to share with you today because they have something in common.......they are both to do with holding on to something. The first is Charlotte who was pregnant and the second was a chronically constipated little boy who we will call Jem...


Editor's Note from Christine Breen: This article was brought to you by Sam Adkins The Homeopathic Coach who teaches families about healthy living and natural remedies using homeopathic medicine. An internationally renowned expert, her helpful articles are regularly syndicated online.




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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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