Dr. Samuel Hahnemann
FATHER OF HOMEOPATHY
Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann was a German physician, best known for creating the pseudoscientific system of alternative medicine called homeopathy.
Samuel Hahnemann was the founder of Homoeopathy. He established the fundamental
principles of the science and art of Homoeopathy.
He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases. Before Hahnemann, medicines were given on speculative indications, mainly on the basis of authority without experimental verification.
Hahnemann discovered the remedial powers of drugs and inert substances such as gold, platinum, silica, vegetable charcoal, lycopodium, etc. By preparing the medicines through potentization, these inert and insoluble substances became soluble in alcohol or water and were charged with medicinal force.
Dr. Hahnemann espoused the law of cure known as “Similia Similibus Curentur”, or “Like Cures Like”. This means that a remedy that produces symptoms in a healthy person will cure those same symptoms when manifested by a person in a diseased state. This law of cure has been verified by millions of homoeopaths all over the world since the time of Hahnemann.
Hahnemann discovered the primary and secondary actions of remedies. The primary action results from the first encounter between the vital force and the external agent, and the secondary action is a result of the vital force’s reaction to the symptoms of that primary encounter. This discovery led him to the curative powers of poisonous substances.
Dr. Hahnemann described the different aspects of ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ diseases. Acute diseases are transitory; they have a beginning and an end, whereas the chronic diseases are co-existent with life. Either they are present in a manifest or a latent state. From this work came the chronic miasms of Psora, Syphilis, and Sycosis.
Dr. Hahnemann was the progenitor of several modern medical approaches. Deeming the treatment of insane patients to be cruel and harmful, he advised a humane treatment for the insane. He cured many insane patients with homeopathy, and became famous for this success.
Dr. Hahnemann was quick to recognize poor hygiene as a contributory cause to the spread of disease. His success with cholera and typhoid fever was in part due to this recognition. Hahnemann also emphasized the importance of nursing, diet, bed rest, and isolation of patients during epidemic diseases. Hahnemann described ‘Noxious’ principles as the precursors of certain disease states.
What Is Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a structured system of approach towards health & disease with the sole principle of similarity. It is purely scientific because the perceptions are based on successful experiments. The mission of every medical science that has been developed over the ages, is to heal the sick. Every system is successful in its own way, whereas homeopathy increases immunity and recharges the defensive cell mechanism in a human body. These defensive cells fight the sickness with incredible results. There are no toxic effects of the remedies and they are absolutely safe for all the age groups.
Homeopathy, also known as homeopathic medicine, is a medical system that was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago. It’s based on two unconventional theories:
“Like cures like”—the notion that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people
“Law of minimum dose”—the notion that the lower the dose of the medication, the greater its effectiveness. Many homeopathic products are so diluted that no molecules of the original substance remain.
Homeopathic products come from plants (such as red onion, arnica [mountain herb], poison ivy, belladonna [deadly nightshade], and stinging nettle), minerals (such as white arsenic), or animals (such as crushed whole bees). Homeopathic products are often made as sugar pellets to be placed under the tongue; they may also be in other forms, such as ointments, gels, drops, creams, and tablets. Treatments are “individualized” or tailored to each person—it’s common for different people with the same condition to receive different treatments.
WHAT DOES HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT ENTAIL?
Homeopathic treatment essentially entails intake of oral medicines, which are prepared by very specialized process called Potentization, which consists of intake of medicine, which is in the form of nano-particles.
Recent breakthrough research at one of the most leading engineering institutes (IIT-B) has found nano-bubbles in homeopathic medicines.
WHY DIDN’T YOUR PRIMARY DOCTOR INFORM YOU ABOUT HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy medical science is not taught in the conventional medical colleges. Your primary doctor or family doctor is likely to be trained in the conventional medicine, who is likely to be completely un-aware about the scope and role of homeopathy. The medical education has not yet evolved fully. Time will come when all the doctors will have training and exposure to all the medical faculties.
WHAT MUST YOU KNOW ABOUT HOMEOPATHY AS AN INFORMED PATIENT?
As an educated and well-versed patient, one must know of the option of homeopathy as a way to treat chronic diseases. It should not happen that you or your loved ones get deprived of the benefits of homeopathy only because you didn’t know that homeopathy existed!