History of Homeopathy
The philosophy behind homeopathy is that by restoring the balance of our body, mind and spirit we can achieve good health. Homeopathy doesn't separate the physical, emotional or mental symptoms, but takes the view that they are all connected- the wellbeing of the whole person is considered, for example: tiredness can lead to headaches.
Homeopathy was created by its originator Dr Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago, he wanted to develop a medicine to treat illness without causing harm to the patient. The name homeopathy is derived from the Greek words for "similar suffering". This refers to the homeopathic "like cures like" principle of healing - in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts.
The philosophy and principles are the foundation of homeopathy and the model that all homeopaths follow. If prescriptions are made without considering this model, they are not considered homeopathic.
Homeopathy is used all over the world.
100 million EU citizens, some 29% of the EU’s population, use homeopathic medicines in their day-to-day healthcare.1
Worldwide, over 200 million people use homeopathy on a regular basis.2
1-Homeopathic medicinal products. Commission report to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Directives 92/73 and 92/74
2.Legal Status of Traditional Medicine and Complementary/Alternative Medicine: A Worldwide Review, World Health Organization, 2001