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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Editor's Note: In her jetlag recovery program, Sam Adkins illustrates how homeopathy is the total package: a holistic way of thinking about your life with the centerpiece being the well chosen homeopathic remedy that acts as a catalyst to healing. This is just as true with acute situations--such as travellers' jetlag--as it is with chronic health issues. Try Sam's suggestions the next time you travel--they work!



by Greg Meyer MD, MD(H), MSPH

Max is the last of the trilogy. He’s 13 and a half and that’s pretty old for a Lab-mix. As we were walking on his morning walk today, I realized how much I appreciate all he’s done for me...


Editor's Note: Greg's article is enlightening on so many levels: how homeopathy can produce remarkable results with our animal friends; how it has the capacity to heal alongside conventional treatment. Mostly I was moved by the tremendous bond between Greg and his dogs, what he learns from them and how everything in nature is interconnected. In Homeopathy, this connection occurs via the remedy that ultimately heals us.




Editor's Note: Bhawisha explains how Homeopathy is truly customized medicine in that it targets the unique physical and emotional patterns of the individual. I would add that the mental and spiritual uniqueness are also addressed by the well chosen homeopathic remedy!



by Robert Field, RSHom, CTHom, A.P.H

One challenge to classical homeopaths is the new, modern homeopathic system that relies on combination remedies. There are many product lines with many different combination remedies for almost every ailment. Author, teacher and homeopath, Robert Field, explains why he uses the 'Single Remedy'...




by Herbert A. Roberts, MD

As homeopathic physicians, we all need to have brought to our minds the wonderfully rich field for the treatment of these septic conditions that Hahnemann and his followers have provided; and it gives us assurance to realize that these profound states produce the best indications for remedies...

Editor's Note from David Johnson: This article was first written in the homeopathic journal Homeopathic Recorder. The remedies Dr. Roberts describes in this 1943 article are the same as those used in infectious conditions today--provided, of course, that the patient's symptoms match the indications for use of the respective remedies!



by Ulrich Welte

A. is a 70 year nice old man, slightly overweight, full of fun and frolic in spite of his age. His face is puffy and bluish. He suffers from chronic bronchitis, feels suffocated, and senses every little lack of oxygen in a room...


Editor's Note: Homeopaths often think of the remedies Arnica (or other members of the Compositae family), Natrum Sulphuricum or Aconite after an injury. The following case is a good example of how Opium, a member of the Papavaeraceae family, can successfully treat "ailments from an injury." ~Mary Ellen


by W. Karo, MD

The following case demonstrates the validity of the homeopathic law, "Let like be cured by like", in an acute feverish condition. Some years ago I was called to a patient suffering from acute rheumatic fever. The patient was a young man, 28 years of age, who had been suffering from this ailment for at least seven weeks...


Editor's Note: This talk occurred in Nottingham, England during November, 1942. Times were desperate in England during World War II, and people were living in an era before antibiotics, but the principles described in this cure of rheumatic fever are as applicable today as they were 70 years ago. Readers may recognize Nottingham, England as home to the Robin Hood legend, the man who would steal from the rich to give to the poor.




Editor's Note from Christine Breen: Dr. Judith Boice begins to discuss the difference between being a homeopath and being a naturopath.



by W. Karo, MD

Mrs. E.F., 29 years of age, consulted me some years ago; she had been suffering for the last twelve years from very bad attacks of migraine. Her family history did not afford me any clue. I am mentioning it because heredity plays a great part with migraine...


Editor's Note from David Johnson: This talk occurred in November, 1942 during World War II, but the principles described are as applicable today as they were seventy years ago. Readers may recognize Nottingham, England as home to the Robin Hood legend, the man who would steal from the rich to give to the poor.



by Robert Field, RSHom(NA), CTHom

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".



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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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