Homeopathy is a natural, gentle and effective system of medicine that works on the principle that ‘like cures like’. Like cures like means that a patient suffering from certain symptoms, can be treated and cured by doses of a substance capable of producing similar symptoms in a healthy person.
Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own innate healing ability. The most appropriate medicine will be chosen by the Homeopath based on the individual’s specific symptoms and level of health.
The basic principle of Homeopathy, originating from the Greek words “homeo” meaning similar, and “pathos” meaning suffering, was first recognised by Hippocrates, acclaimed as the father of modern medicine as early as the fifth century.
Homeopathy as we know it today was founded by the German doctor Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) and is used in over 80 countries and by over 300 million patients. It is integrated into the national health services in countries such as France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria and being taught at universities worldwide.