What is homeopathy & how it can free you from disease?
Homeo means similar and pathos means suffering. Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle of “Similia Similibus Curentur” which means “Like cures like”. A drug that is capable of producing symptoms in a healthy individual is also capable of using same symptoms in a diseased individual.
Let us understand how this principle works – when you are stung by a bee you feel the stinging and burning pain, swelling and redness.
These are the symptoms you experience when an angry bee injects its venom into your healthy body. A poisonous substance like bee venom (Apis mellifica) can be used as a homeopathic remedy.
The bee venom, when used as a homeopathic remedy, can relieve the pain and discomfort of the same type as the bee sting when illnesses have symptoms irrespective of the name of the disease. For e.g. someone is suffering from conjunctivitis and complains of stinging or burning pain, redness and swelling of eyelids then the person suffering of these symptoms can benefit from Apis.
the bee sting when illnesses have symptoms irrespective of the name of the disease. For e.g. someone is suffering from conjunctivitis and complains of stinging or burning pain, redness and swelling of eyelids then the person suffering of these symptoms can benefit from Apis. most similar symptoms of the venom will be helped, others with different symptoms will not benefit.
This principle of similarity applies to all levels of illness and is effective at all levels of illness.
Let us understand this principle with the help of more examples from our day to day life.
A young girl who has had disappointment in love is feeling very sad, lonely and depressed. Our usual attitude towards this person would be to say “Come on let us party, go out, your spirits will be lifted and you will feel better.”
Initially she may feel better but once she is back home the loneliness will be worse. She starts depending on company to avoid sadness but the loneliness actually never leaves her. Temporally doing the opposite will give relief only for sometime.
But the homeopathic approach would be that if she were to talk to somebody who has just lost a near and dear one she will realize that, that person’s grief and sadness is of similar and greater intensity than hers. This would help her to slowly come out of it.
Recently I left a pot on the stove with the fire under it. When I came home, thankfully no fire had occurred but there was a lot of smoke in the apartment from the carbonated food at the bottom of the pot. After opening the windows a cinching smell remained. I called a friend of mine who is a chef and asked him what do they do when they burn something so badly? (if they ever do.) His answer was, to me, brilliant. He told me to make a caramel which is burned sugar and then to walk around the whole apartment with the pan. “it will take the smell right out.” IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM and it proved again the basic law of similars.
Let’s talk politics for just a second. It is no accident that we always elect the person whose message has “the most resonance” with the general public. In other word we don’t elect the person with the most different view from us but with the most similar.
I hope these simple examples have made the principle Like cures like much clearer to you. The problem is that we are so used to thinking in terms of opposite when it comes to illness. This is why we take antidepressants, anti-acids, anti-inflammatory, antibiotics. Of course these can help but they never address the whole person. They address the symptoms by counter acting the action of the body. Doing this is like believing that the earth is flat because we see it that way.
Homeopathy treats the whole. But we are so reluctant to believe that the way we feel in our heart and mind has anything to do with the way we feel physically that most of us willfully take very strong medications for various ailments whereas a tiny homeopathic remedy would return everything to normal in the shortest of time.
Samuel Hahnemann This principal was discovered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 18th century. He started testing substances one by one on himself as a healthy prover. Each substance produced symptoms at mental and physical level which he noted down in minute details.
Since many of these substance are poisonous in natural form he thought of diluting substance by process of serial dilutions and shaking. These dilutions are called potencies. By doing so he found that the symptomatic effect of the drug was enhanced and there was no toxicity left.
In Herbology medicines are made from natural substances but there are no dilutions potencies. Potencies and therefore “resonance” are found only in homeopathy.
So let me show you how he prepared these potencies.
You take one drop of drug substance and 99 droops of alcohol to it. Give the mixture 40 jerks – this is the 1st potency. Contains 1/100 part of the drug.
For 2nd potency you take one drops of alcohol. Give 40 jerks – this is 2nd pot. Contains 1/10 000 part of the drug.
Thus subsequent potencies are prepared.
In 30th the potency contains 1 part of the drug substance diluted in 2970 drops of alcohol.
You can imagine the volume of dilution in 200, 1000 and 10,000th potency.
When potencies are diluted to such a great extent they are found to act very powerfully because it seems that in the process of potentisation some stated up energy in released. This is such an ultra dilution that there is no drug substance found on chemical analysis.
It is by this process today that the use natural substance like Common Salt i.e. Natrum Mur.
Other commonly know substance we use are:
Gold i.e. Aurum met
Silver i.e. Arg met
Potato i.e. Solanum Tuberosum
Marigold ” Calendula
Coffee ” Coffea cruda
Red pepper ” Capsicum
Nitric acid ” Acid nitricum
Mercury ” Merc sol.
Are sugar pills the only way of administrating homeopathic medicines?
We use pills and powder for dispensing the remedies. Pills are made from cane sugar and powder is made from milk sugar. The remedy is in liquid form and this liquid is poured over the powders and in pills in quantity enough to moisture all of them.
What is the life of homeopathic medicine?
Homeopathic remedies have no expiration date – it can be kept for years if well kept away from moisture and strong smelling substances.
Can all types of disease be treated with Homeopathy and does Homeopathy recommend surgeries?
Homeopathy is capable of treating all conditions treated with medicine. However there are certain conditions that require surgical interference like fractures, congenital defects, operable cancers. In these conditions there are gross physical changes not correlated by medicine.
But there are so called surgical conditions like tonsillitis, piles, slip disc can they be effectively treated by Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is well know for its remedies in chronic diseases like asthma, headache, rheumatism, ulcer, allergies and skin disorders, G.I tract problems, MS, depression etc… A very common myth is that in acute conditions like fever- malaria, typhoid, pneumonias, vomiting, diarrhoea etc one has to take the aid of modern medicine which is not true. In fact homeopathy works effectively in such acute conditions.
Also there are certain conditions not cured by any system including homeopathy i.e. terminal cancers, far advanced degenerative disorder – But what homeopathy can do in such conditions is that it can give much relief without side effects and in certain cases control further deterioration. Please do not hesitate to contact me today to learn more about Homeopathy Remedies and Treatments for Autism, Auto Immune Disorders, and more.