Homeopathy is a form of medicine that has been used for over 250 years deriving substances from nature to treat a myriad of health conditions. It was established by a German physician and chemist, Samual Hahnemann (1755-1843) and based on the principles of ‘likes cures likes’.
‘Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently.’
Hahnemann’s life mission was to find a way to heal not harm. He even stopped practicing medicine for a while as he found using the current methods and medicines of his day did more harm than good. Alas, he came back after having kids (like we all do) and knowing he needed to find a way to help humanity as opposed to turn his back on helping at all.
His founding principal of healing is ‘Do no Harm’
That’s when he started mucking around with medicines. Firstly, he started trying to use medicines in the way they bought out symptoms – so if a substance taken by a healthy person produced a fever, he would use it to treat a fever. One of our well-known remedies name apis is a great example of this. Apis is derived from the honey bee, and if you have been stung by a bee before, you know they sting, smart, swell and become red and almost oedemas at the sight. Not only is this one of our favourite bee sting remedies, but it’s also a great burn remedy as you can see burns also sting, smart, become red, inflamed and oedemas.
This epitomised number 2 of 3 of his principals which we live by today: ‘Likes cures likes’.
Once Hahneman discovered this new way of looking at what we use to heal, he was still not impressed with the crude nature of how we used them and found that harsh on the body still. Another great example of this is when you drink coffee, we all know it’s a fine line between having just the right amount of coffee and the amount that turns us into a hyperactive crazy person that talks a million miles an hour and wants to conquer the world! This is how potenisation was discovered.
The Onion Layers
Constantine Hering, an American homeopath of the 1800s stated:
‘Cure proceeds from top to bottom, from inside out, from most important organs to least important organs, from the most recent symptoms to the oldest symptoms’
You weave a perfect web of onions layers. Each layer stems from a mash up of genes, experiences, environmental exposures, karmic lessons and personality to name a few. I believe we have taken lifetimes to get to where we are and the choices and life experiences, we find ourselves both presented and searching for.
In a nut shell, homeopathics stimulate the energy system. We call this the vital force and it includes the physical symptoms as well as emotional and mental symtoms and all the ways we are, we see the world, we manerism, our wounds and fears etc etc. The right homeopathic goes in and acts like a key in a lock, unlocking the vital force into new ways of being, ways that are in resonance with our true authentic selves and stops us needing to express them in ‘dis-ease’.
The right remedy reminds us who we truly are and why we are here.
It can also be used acutely to stimulate the immune system to act and fight what is happening.
There is not one ailment homeopathics cannot help in some way with! I love it!