Homeopathic medicine is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years. Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual to stimulate their healing ability. A homeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual's specific symptoms and personal level of health.
Homeopathy is recognized by the World Health Organization as the second largest therapeutic system in use in the world. While it is most popular in India and South America, over thirty million people in Europe, and millions of others around the world, also benefit from its use.
Homeopathy is founded on two principles that have occurred regularly throughout the history of medicine, both in the eastern and western worlds. The first principle of ‘like cures like’ can be looked at in several ways. One way is to assume that the body knows what it is doing, and that symptom is the body’s way of taking action to overcome illness. This healing response is automatic in living organisms; we term it the vital response. A similar medicine acts as a stimulus to the natural vital response, giving it the information, it needs to complete its healing work. Since the initial action of the vital response plus the medicine is to increase the strength of the symptoms, this is our first indication of internal healing taking place, of diseases being cured from within – pushed outwards along the established routes of past and present symptoms.