Homeopathy is a science of dynamised micro-immunology based on the law of Analogy. It is the system of medicine which works on the principle of like Cures Like’(SimiliaSimilibusCuranter). This system of therapeutics is internationally accepted and is being practiced in India through Homeopathy Central Council Act 1973 Passed by the parliament of India.
This System of holistic healing was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German Physician .After his personal experience & experiment with Cinchona bark & malarial fever Dr. Hahnemann Profoundly experimented. The theory behind the working of Homeopathy is that the body of every human being contains a vital force within the body which regulates the functioning of the body. Due to reasons such as heredity, environmental conditions ,stress etc, this vital force Weakness & Cause disease is nothing but a complex of certain symptoms observed in the human body . Homeopathic Medicines are given in a very low dosage. The process of making such low dilution is called as Potentisation’ While the medicines may contains so less of the substance that it cannot be detected in a lab, it has been proved that these medicines are highly effective . The finding of proving of Homeopathic Medicine on healthy individuals are contained in a book – “Materia Medica “. Homeopathic doctors rely on the materialmedica as the authority for it contains not empty theories, but details of symptoms which were experienced by hundreds of provers. It is thus a system based on sound principles and as a result of solid experiments . Homeopathy is the best way to cure both acute and chronic diseases from slightest of fever ,cough cold to Asthama, Skin Diseases & Cancers; all these are not only curable but the cure is mild (Without side effects)and permanent.
Homeopathy can be defined as a System of Drug –Therapeutics based on the Law of Similars. This Law states that a drug ,capable of producing in a healthy person a diseased –state exactly similar to that observed in a diseased person, acts as a curative agent if the disease is in a curable stage. In the incurable stage of the disease , however, the same drug acts as the best palliative. Homeopathy has logically evolved as an experimental science according to the method of inductive reasoning in which exact observation ,Correct interpretation , retinal explanation and Scientific construction play a leading role.
The successful application of the law of similar depends entirely on the concepts of Individulization and Susceptible constitutions which from the cornerstone of Homeopathic practice . The concept of Individulization takes into consideration the total response of the organism to the unfavourable environment .This total response is seen through Signs and Symptoms on three planes : Emotional , Intellectual (Spiritual) and Physical where the Life Force manifests itself .While assessing this total response the Homeopathic physician givens fundamental importance to the causative factors and to the peculiar characteristics of the aliment, especially the mental aspects. The concept of Susceptible Constitution is reflected in Hahnemann’s Therory of Chronic Diseases which takes into consideration the hereditary influence and predispositions that play an important role an the genesis of illness.
Homeopathic therapeutics ,therefore affords unlimited possibilities of influencing favourably the mental processes and mitigating the adverse influences of the hereditary predisposition to illness, thereby leading to a better adaption of the patient to his environment. It represent ,thus the practice of Constitutional Medicine at its best reigns supreme in the field of Psychiatry and Psycho –Somatic Medicine.
The signs and symptoms reveal to the Homeopathic physician not only the disturbed economy within ,which we term disease ,but also the curative agent which will set right the disturbed economy. The Homeopathic physician, therefore ,rightly frowns on all attempts which lead to suppression of the Manifestations of a disease and regards them as dangerous. He is thus able to detect the earliest beginning of disease when structural changes have not to any extent yet occurred in the cells and can plan definitive curative treatment at a stage when diagnosis is impossible. In no other System of Therapeutics can such treatment be administered till diagnosis is established. We can emphatically claim this as a distinct feature peculiar to Homeopathy.
Homeopathic treatment dose not interfere with the process of immunity in the body;
On the contrary ,all available evidence shows that recovery from infections result from the stimulation of natural defence mechanisms and the conservation of bodily energy .No wonder ,then, that quick, uneventful convalescence with an absence of replaces and debility highlights the recovery that always ensues when the similimum is administered in good time.
Homeopathic treatment ,carefully planned and applied right from te time of conception and through the early formative years, claims to free the child of pernicious hereditary influences that tend to sap the energy and prepare for the development of various types of constitutional disorders in later life. It has also been advocated in the prevention of infectious disease .Lack of adequate facilities all these years ,however, has come in the way of properly controlled studies in this field ,such studies being essential before any measure of prophylaxis could find universal acceptance.
Homeopathy has naturally evolved its own exacting methodology of Case Taking , of preparing drugs ,of eliciting the effects of drugs, of selecting the remedy according to the Low of Similars ,of rule governing its administration and of observing minutely the various effects so produced on the diseased. These effects which are considered under ` Remedy Reaction’ enable the Homeopathic physician not only to Prognosticate fairly accurately but also to regulate further treatment. All this knowledge has been gained through Pure Experience ‘and not through mere` reasoning’
Homeopathy has no quarrels with other methods of treatment provided they help and not hinder the natural forces of recovery .It welcomes surgical measures when directed towords the removal of mechanical impediments to cure or of the morbid end-products of disease when they interfere with recovery .Use of replacement therapy ,being perfectly logical ,Stands accepted in Homeopathy .Acute Poisoning fall outside the scope of Homeopathy as they cannot be considered strictly as diseases .Under exceptional circumstance, as in waterhouse Friderchsen Syndrome ,the scientifically trained rational Homeopathic physician accepts the use of additional measures to tide over the crisis and thus save a life which otherwise is doomed.
Homeopathy therefore ,is a system of scientific ,constitutional drug –therapeutics with wide potentialities ,giving full scope to the prescriber’s artistic abilities.