The Homeopathic system was devised and verified by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, nearly 200 years ago. It was a time of serious disease and Dr. Hahnemann, an avid researcher, discovered that by potentizing substances, he was able to cure disease, while other methods had failed.
Homeopathic remedies are made from animal, mineral, plant and what is known as imponderable, substances. To turn any of of these substances into a homeopathic remedy, involves a process called potentization. The substance is put through a series of specific dilutions in a manner discovered by Dr. Hahnemann.
At the end of this process, the presence of actual molecular activity of the product has been removed, leaving only an energetic vibration of the original substance. Potentization is what differentiates homeopathic treatment from other holistic modalities, and explains how homeopathy can address illness on all levels, physical, emotional, spiritual, and energetic.
The Homeopathic Interview strives to obtain as thorough an understanding of the person as possible. Each of us is a total, complete individual, no aspect of which can be separated from any other. The goal of the homeopathic interview is to uncover the unique symptoms displayed by the patient. These symptoms guide the homeopath to the remedy, which most closely matches the total symptom picture.
The homeopathic remedy is based on a deep understanding of the person as a unique whole and treatment is based on the health of the entire person. This "rule" Dr. Hahnemann discovered is referred to as The Law of Similars. Simply stated, the symptoms displayed by the patient guide the homeopath to the remedy. The task of the homeopath is to match the total symptom picture and personality of the patient with the homeopathic remedy that displays those symptoms.
Today, homeopathy has become a highly systematic, scientific method of therapy, still utilizing Hahnemann’s main philosophy, that it is necessary to stimulate one’s own healing process in order to relieve symptoms and enhance health. Homeopathy works with your body's own healing powers to bring about healing change. In some ways, homeopathy was the beginning of individualized medicine; for patients are truly treated as individuals and not as their disease.
The last several years have seen a huge increase in homeopathic research in the treatment of chronic, debilitating diseases. There has been success in the treatment of chronic syndromes such as MS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Asperger’s Syndrome and other learning disabilities.