Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars.
described this principle by using a Latin phrase: Similia Similibus
Curentur, which translates: "Let likes cure likes."
That means, the
same substance that in large doses produces the symptoms of an illness,
cures it when administered in very small doses. The more dilute the
remedy, the greater its potency. Therefore, homeopaths treat illness by
using small doses of specially prepared plant, animal and mineral to
stimulate the mechanisms and healing processes of the body.
It is a principle that has been known for centuries. Hahnemann developed
the principle into a system of medicine called homeopathy, and it has been
used successfully for the last 200 years.
"How can a plant or mineral contain within its nature, the
similitude of a human psyche, a human ego, a human spirit? The fact
that such a relationship does exist, and that this information is -
somehow-within each separate species of plant, is a startling revelation,
one that turns our understanding of life, biology, evolutionary theory and
the nature of the manifest world itself on its proverbial ear... Shaman,
seers, and visionaries, both ancient and modern, have already voiced these
connections for us. Still, all this might be idle speculation were
it not for homeopathy itself. Homeopathic provings have given us the
key to both prove and verify that such patterns of meaning exist... and
have gone further to define the exact nature of this meaning.
Homeopathy takes us out of the realm of subjectivity and overactive
imagination and presents startling facts about how the natural realm
mirrors our body and mind." - Asa Hershoff, ND,