Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is a medical system that was developed more than 200 years ago by German physician Samuel Christian Hahnemann. It has been practiced in other countries, including Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom since the early 19th century.
Homeopathy comes from the Greek words “homeo”, meaning “similar”, and “pathos”, meaning “suffering” or “disease” and Homeopathy‘s founding principles are to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances that provoke the body to initiate the healing process.
The two central principles of homeopathy are:
1 “like cures like”, i.e. a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people; and
2 the “law of minimum dose”, .i.e. that the lower the dose of the medication, the greater its effectiveness.
Homeopathy is used to enhance wellness and prevent and treat many diseases and symptoms. The Queen of England is purportedly a firm believer in Homeopathy and is said to take her own Homeopathic First Aid Kit with her on all her travels.