Yey! It is first day of #BlogchatterA2ZBlogging challenge, and I am nervously excited to start my journey. Just keeping the fingers cross, and hoping I would succeed and share that A to z of homeopathy, in this series.
So in the beginning, I would love to share an introducation of homeopathy.
“Homeopathy is an alternative branch of medical science that is worked on the basic principle of “similia simimum curenter”, means like cures like. Homeopathy word derived from two words homoios in Greek means similar and pathos means suffering). It was founded by German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann was an allopathic physician and he was extremely unhappy with the traditional methods of treatment. One day, he has taken the regular doses of Cinchona or the bark and observed that his body has produced all the symptoms of intermittent fever (malaria) but to a mild degree. This incidence led Hahnemann to an idea that if a patient had an illness, it could be cured by giving a medicine which, if given to a healthy person, would produce similar symptoms of that same illness but to a milder degree.
In simple words, for an example, if a person is suffering from a certain disease (like nausea or fever) he was given a medicine which in a healthy person would provoke nausea. After so many experimentations (called proving in traditional language), Hahnemann claimed to be able the basic principle of homeopathy that is called “Like cure like” or “principle of similar”.
This theory is similar to the theory of vaccination from Edward Jenner, where the small doses of cowpox are given to the people in an effort to immunize them against smallpox.
It had been a difficult journey for the Hahnemann, and he had faced lots of criticism for his principles and theories. Despite all this, Hahnemann always had a “never give up” attitude and homeopathy continued to grow, not just because it offers a holistic and systemic approach to treat the sick people, but also because the traditional medicine was causing serious side effects and ineffective in many cases.
Though there is long history of disagreements between the traditional and homeopathic mode of treatment. I but definitely this is not a topic of discussion for us, in this series).
On the brighter and positive side,
- Homeopathy is so well trusted nowadays and more than 300 nations are using it as an effective mode of treatment.
- It has been recognised by WHO, as a second largest therapeutic system in the world.
- It is well known as a gentle, ideal, free from side effect and holistic mode of treatment.
- Nowadays, it has become the latest craze in health and wellness industry and a large number of people want to take homeopathic treatment for treating their disease condition.
Being a homeopathic therapist, I am extremely delighted to share “all about the homeopathy” through this series.
As a second article, I will share “basic principle of homeopathy”, so stay tuned! And feel free to ask any questions, doubts, below in the comment box!
The post is a part of “BlogchatterA2Zblogging Challenge”.