The beauty of homeopathy is that it celebrates your uniqueness and individuality, taking into account not just your symptoms but also your likes and dislikes, hope and aspirations, grievances and insecurities.

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What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a system of medicine founded by the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, in the late 18th century. Hahnemann was very disturbed by the norms of medical practice during his time, which advocated methods such as blood-letting and the administration of large doses of often toxic substances. This caused people to die because of their treatment and not the actual disease! He was a staunch believer that treatments had to be gentle, rapid and permanent.

The basic principle of homeopathy can trace its origin to the works of Hippocrates as early as 460 BC. However, it is Hahnemann’s relentless perseverance that gave homeopathy a systematic and scientific approach.

How does Homeopathy Work?

Homeopathy is based on the concept of similars. To illustrate this, think of what you experience while chopping onions. Your eyes will water, your nose will run and you will also feel a burning and smarting sensation. These descriptions beautifully capture what we feel when down with a common cold. Thus, one of the homeopathic remedies for a common cold is Allieum Cepa, which is made from an onion!

Homeopathic remedies are made from plants, animals, minerals and organic substances. However, the actual substance is not present in the remedy. Homeopathic remedies only contain the “medicinal energy” of the original substance. It is this energy that has the therapeutic power.

The remedies work by strengthening your body’s natural defense system. A dis-ease can only set in when our “Life Force Energy” or “Ki” (See Reiki) is imbalanced or depleted, allowing microorganisms to gain power in our system. Homeopathic remedies are very effective in restoring this balance in a gentle manner.

Can Everyone Take Homeopathic Remedies?

Yes! From babies to adults with chronic ailments, everyone can benefit from homeopathic remedies.

However, for chronic ailments or recurrent pains, it is very important not to self-diagnose or self-medicate as although homeopathy is a natural and low risk therapy, there is an Art and Science involved in prescribing a remedy. For example, two people with severe headaches may not be prescribed the same remedy as the cause of their problem, their personality traits, lifestyle factors and habits could be different. Thus, please consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner before taking any remedies.

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