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What is Homoepathy?

January 21, 2009

Homeopathy (from the Greek ὅμοιος, hómoios, “similar” + πάθος, páthos, or “suffering “) is a form of alternative medicine based upon principles first defined by Samuel Hanehmann in 1796. A central thesis of homeopathy is that an ill person can be treated using a substance that can produce, in a healthy person, symptoms similar to those of the illness. Practitioners select treatments according to a patient consultation that explores the physical and psychological state of the patient, both of which are considered important to selecting the remedy. According to Hahnemann, serial dilution with shaking between each dilution, removes the toxic effects of the substance, while the essential qualities are retained by the diluent (water, sugar, or alcohol).

More information will follow.

We shall mention a few homeopathic medicines:

Apis mellifica: inflammatory infiltrations, edematous swellings.

Hepar sulfuris: tendency for catharzic inflammations and pyesis.

Kallium bichromicum: plastic exudation of mucous membranes in nose, pharyngeal cavity and pharynx, viscous, stringy mucus,  mucosal ulcer.

Calcium iodatum: chronic tonsillitis of children, scrofulous increase of lymph nodes on neck and nape.

Phytolacca: swelling and dark reddening of the pharynx and tonsils, radiating pain up to the ears.

Ignatia: various nervous sensations of the heart, mainly following affections of a depressing nature (anxiety, restlessness). Also in general nervous irritation and sleeplessness.