Homeopathy is an alternative medical method based on the ideas of German doctor Samuel Hahnemann, and it can be traced back several hundreds of years.
He developed a medical method from the principle of ‘healing like with like’. This principle states that a substance that causes certain symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat the same symptoms in a sick person.
Common remedies and symptoms
One example that Hahneman used is the common antimalarial remedy, cinchona bark. In his experiments, he discovered amazing things. Like when a healthy person ate this bark, then they produced the same symptoms as malaria, including a fever and headache.
Based on this knowledge, he developed the theory that cinchona bark could also be used in the treatment of malaria.
There are homeopathic many remedies, almost all of which come from nature.
Setbacks and revival of its wisdom
The idea of homeopathic remedies soon caught on in other countries and many homeopathic medicines were developed throughout the 19th century. In the 1920s, however, homeopathy experienced a setback when science focussed more on conventional medicine.
Recently there has been an interest in alternative treatments and homeopathy is experiencing a resurgence.
Today, homeopathy is used in many countries around the world. It’s widespread in Europe, especially in Germany, where it is covered by health insurance.
Homeopathic remedies are being prescribed in the UK more than ever, though the total expenditure of the government is still relatively small. According to hri-research.org, in 2016 just £92,412 of the £9.2 billion total was spent on 40,000 homeopathic prescriptions.
Here’s the original article we spotted in the Swiss online publication nau.ch that shares this natural approach to healthcare and healing.
Did you know that in Switzerland, Jost Künzli von Fimmelsberg is considered a pioneer of homeopathy?
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