Father of Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine that was developed over 200 years ago by its founder, Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann was born on April 10, 1755, in Germany. He was raised during the “Enlightenment” movement and was encouraged to question everything. Hahnemann’s thirst for knowledge led him to become a Physician in 1779. While he practiced conventional medicine, he began to feel like he was causing more harm than good, so he tried to find ways to help people outside of conventional medicine.
In his research, Hahnemann came across a fascinating claim that Peruvian bark’s toxicity could create symptoms in the body similar to Malaria. He started to question whether the bark could be used to cure malaria since the reaction in the body was so similar.
Hahnemann’s research led him to establish the fundamental principle of Homeopathy, “Similia Similibus Curentur” or “Like Cures Like”. Basically, this means that diseases and ailments are cured by elements that if present in a healthy person would make them sick. For example, if someone is sick with Malaria they would need to take a medicine that gave a healthy person the symptoms of Malaria. The goal is to trigger the body to heal itself.
Homeopathy takes natural elements, like Peruvian bark, and dilutes it so people can take the medicine. The discovery of Homeopathic medicine made Hahnemann famous. He was well respected for his accomplishments all over the world. Before he passed away in 1843, Hahnemann was able to heal thousands with his medicine.
Today Homeopathy is the fastest growing medicine in the world. According to the World Health Organization, Homeopathy is also the second most widely used system of medicine.
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