Created by the German Physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, Homeopathy is a 220 year-old form of medicine with roots that extend into classical antiquity.
Founded during the Enlightenment, Homeopathy is a system of rational medicine, which emphasizes inductive logic over deductive, and operates on rational but fundamentally different principles than conventional Western medicine.
Homeopathic medicines (termed “remedies”) are given on the basis of “The Law of Similars” or “like treats like” and the medicines’ proven ability to create the same symptoms as those seen in the client receiving them. Conventional medicine operates mostly on the principle of opposites, that is drugs are administered in order to oppose disease states or suppress their effects.
1. Homeopathy is Holistic
Because human beings are not merely collections of separate parts -- homeopathic medicines are studied and prescribed for their effects on the entire person, body, mind, emotions, and spirit.