HISTORY OF HOMEPATHY:
The principles of homeopathy were developed into a system of medicine by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1775-1843). Homeopathy is based on the principle that ‘like cures like’ – in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts.
This idea dates back to Hippocrates (460-377BC), who also thought that symptoms specific to an individual should be taken into account before making a diagnosis. This is also an important principle of homeopathy, where an individual’s unique symptoms are important in distinguishing the correct medicine.
Homeopathy spread quickly throughout Europe and the rest of he world, including the U.S. Homeopathy has been practiced in the United States for over 175 years.
Homeopathy is the preferred medicine by members of the Royal Family in England
and homeopathy is widely prescribed by physicians in Europe, south America and Asia.
Homeopathy has had an opportunity to prove its effectiveness in times of epidemics and contagious diseases. For example, during the cholera epidemics in Europe during the 1830’s, homeopathic doctors had a recovery of 80%
of their patients. This compared to conventional doctors’ 50% recovery rate.