What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy was developed as a complete system of medicine over 200 years ago by German physician Samuel Hahnemann, and is still used by millions of people all over the world. Homeopathy has been shown to help with a wide range of conditions, and because homeopathy is about people rather than diseases, it can help everyone.
Homeopathy is founded on the principle of ‘Like Cures Like’, which means that a substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can be used in minute doses to tend to those same symptoms in someone who is ill. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so according to the principle of ‘Like Cures Like’, when made into a homeopathic medicine, coffee could be used to address these symptoms in someone who is ill.
Homeopathic medicines, usually known as remedies, are made from highly diluted natural substances, and come in tablet, pillule or liquid form. The aim of homeopathic medicine is to stimulate the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.