Along with wondering what homeopathy is, you may be wondering how it all got started.
Homeopathy was invented by Samuel Christian Hahnemann in the late 1700’s. Samuel Christian Hahnemann was a German physician who had become dissatisfied with the medicine of his day. Hahnemann lived in a time before the rudiments of modern medicine had been developed. This was pre-germ theory, before the first antibiotic, and before drugs were tested for safety.
Hahnemann’s search was unsuccessful for many years until he stumbled upon one of his most significant observations. He took a small amount of cinchona bark, containing quinine, a drug used to treat malaria, and developed the symptoms of malaria. This spurred “let likes be cured by likes,” or the fundamental root of homeopathy. In other words, drugs which cause specific symptoms can be used to cure diseases which cause the same symptoms.
Homeopathy is used to effectively treat a number of acute and chronic illnesses. The best part about homeopathy is that there are no side effects. Check out our frequently asked questions page to learn more about homeopathy.
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