All That You Need To Know About The Natural Health Care System Of Homoeopathy

Based upon science, while its application is an art, the term homoeopathy is derived from the Greek words for ‘similar suffering’ referring to the ‘like cures like’ principle of healing. Invented more than 200 years ago, in the late 1700s by Samuel Christian Hahnemann, a German physician, the medical system of homoeopathy is based on the belief that the body can cure itself.

Homoeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. The second largest therapeutic system in use in the world, also recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), homoeopathy is most popular in India, South America and certain European countries.

Why is homoeopathy so popular?

  • The treatment works with your body’s own healing powers to bring about holistic well being.
  • You are treated on an individual level.
  • Your symptoms are treated at all levels of your being — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
  • Homoeopathically prepared remedies are gentle, subtle yet powerful.
  • The medicines are provided in the minimum dose and are non-addictive.
  • Homoeopathic medicines are not tested on animals.

Homoeopathy works on three major principles:

  1. The principle of Similarity- To cure an ailment, use an ingredient that causes the ailment.
  2. The principle of Minimum Dose- Diluting the medicine can enhance the medicine’s healing properties.
  3. The principle of Totality of Symptoms- Treatment should most closely match the symptoms shown by the patient.

In addition to the major principles, as a homoeopath, I also believe in

  1. The medicine that dilutes the medicine remembers what it is, so retains its healing power.
  2. Imbalances in the vital forces can lead to sickness as the body, mind and spirit are connected.

Intrigued where do these beliefs come from? There are certain scientific reasons to it that we can discuss if you wish to know more about the principles. If you do, feel free to comment on the post and I’ll get back with it.

When you first meet me as your homoeopath, I would ask you certain questions regarding your mental, physical and emotional health to get to know your illness on a deeper level and then tailor the treatment for you.

What treatments can homoeopathy help you with?

Feel free to consult me for a wide variety of health issues, including some chronic illnesses:

  • Allergies
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome

Homoeopathy can also cure common health issues like toothaches, headaches, nausea, coughs and colds and certain homoeopathic remedies also work as immunity boosters that can help boost your body’s immunity to fight against the bacteria and virus attacks.

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Dr. Saran Arora

A veteran homoeopath, an academician and a famed teacher, Dr Saran Arora M.D. is the Director of Dr. Saran’s Homoeopathic Clinic