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Nutrition & Homeopathy
KEEP YOUR BODY – MIND HEALTHY
Homeopathy is an alternative medicine which is safe, with no side effects, non-addictive, it does not require animal experiments (it is only proving on healthy people), relatively inexpensive and treats the whole person
The science o homeopathy, founded by Samuel Hahnemann in the 19th. century, is based on the Law of Similar. What does this mean? This means that a medicinal substance capable of producing a set of unhealthy symptoms in the healthy individual will remove similar symptoms occurring in an individual suffering from illness.
Another principle of homeopathy is the infinitesimal dose. Its substances are made from plants, minerals, animals or chemicals and are diluted carefully in alcohol or water to reach a dose that is up to one part in one million. Small globules of sugar are saturated in the liquid dilution and given to the patient.
In the history of homeopathy, there were many philosophers who in ancient time explained about similar things in healing an illness and how it cures.
Hypocrates (460 – 350 BC) is called the “father of medicine” He said: “By similar things a disease is produced and through the application of the LIKE it is cured” He recognised the ability of the body to cure itself. He has written – “Removing the impediments, people getting better” and “the symptoms of a disease is the expression of nature’s healing powers”.
Many others – Galeu (130 – 200 AD), Dr. Theophrastus von Bombast (1493 – 1541) called Paracelsus, talked and written about the Law of Similar – “same must be cured by same-s”. Every diseased organ has its corresponding remedy in nature.
The father of Homeopathy is though Samuel Hahnemann, born on April 10, 1755, in Meissen – Saxony (Eastern Germany). He was the son of Christian and Johanna Hahnemann. He was a brilliant student and in 1775 entered the University of Leipzig to study medicine. Disappointed by the system of health and medicine of that time, he studied Chemistry and after 2 years left the university, dedicating himself to the core of the chemistry.
He established the fundamental principles of the science he named ‘Homeopathy’, from the Greek words for similar (‘homeo’), and suffering (‘pathos’).
He is also considered the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases. Before Hahnemann, medicines were given on speculative indications, mainly on the basis of authority without experimental verification.
Dr. Hahnemann embraced the law of cure known as “Similia Similibus Curentur”, or “Like Cures Like”. He was the progenitor of several modern medical approaches, and he treated thousands of difficult and chronic cases from all over Europe, that other doctors could not treat. Thus, he became so famous that physicians from Europe and America came to him to learn the science of Homeopathy.
He was one of those doctors who dared to urge the medical people of his time saying that an illness cannot be cured if the elementary principles of care are not applied:
- public hygiene;
- fresh air
- adequate sleep
- regular exercise
- sensible diet
The first homeopathic treatment and experiment was on a drug called Chinchona or Peruvian Bark (Cortex Peruvianus) which has been used for the treatment of malaria, first in South America and subsequently in Europe. For several days he took large amount(doses) of the drug and carefully noted the symptoms and established the homeopathic principle – “Two similar diseases cannot coexist in the same time in the same organism”.
Using fundamentals and principles, Dr. Hannemann and many others after him, have succeeded to control and cure illnesses that are not cured with allopathic medicines which leave behind just side effects and disturb and make the patient even worse.