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Homeopathic Medicine: 200 Years In The Making

            In the ever-growing world of health and medicine, we have come across many fantastic discoveries and findings throughout the past couple of decades. The forever-changing field of medicine has bestowed upon us a new fascinating realm of opportunity in the health system. Complimentary and Alternative medicine is the hottest substitute right now for traditional, or conventional medicine. Most of the ideas from complimentary and alternative medicine, deal with mind-body relations and most of the ideas were not formulated here in the U.S. Some health professionals are extremely skeptical as to the validity of these alternative medicines but others are true believers, and have seen these techniques work time and time again. The method that will be focused on this discussion is Homeopathic medicine, and exactly what it can do for people. It may even change ones views on alternative medicine altogether.
             The homeopathic system is based on four important premises: healing implies wholeness; all healing is self-healing; a very tiny amount of a substance supports healing both more gently and more profoundly than a larger amount of the same substance; the best treatment for any disease is a substance that in a healthy person would produce symptoms similar to those that the patient is experiencing (Care Path Partners, 1). Homeopathy (from the Greek words meaning 'similar suffering') is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars. The truth of this law has been verified experimentally and clinically. Samuel Hahnemann described this principle by using a Latin phrase: Similia Similibus Curentur, which translates: "Let likes cure likes." He developed the principle into a system of medicine called homeopathy, and it has been used successfully for the last 200 years (NCH, 1). .
             Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. in Germany in the late 1700s, initiated homeopathy. Dr. Hahnemann wanted to find a way to help people heal without the harsh side effect that often followed medical treatment.

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