Homeopathy system of medicine works on the principle of 'like cures like'. This system of healing was founded by a German physician, Dr.Samuel Hahnemann.
Homeopathy relies on books containing the properties of medicines which have been proved on healthy individuals. Homeopathic doctors rely on relevant information as the authority as it contains not empty theories, but details of symptoms which were experienced by hundreds of individuals. It is thus a system based on sound principles and it has been developed by solid experiments.
Homeopathic medicine can cure both acute and chronic diseases. Right from fever, cough, cold, to asthma, skin diseases, cancer and diabetes, in fact every disease and condition can be cured by homeopathic medicine. The best part about homeopathic medicine is that the diseases are curable completely and the cure is mild, without side effects. Homeopathic medicines are not only sweet and easy to take; they work very effectively without any side effect.
Homeopathy works on the principle of 'Cure the person, not the disease'. It takes into account the totality of symptoms of the individual and treats each individual separately. It can be explained as follows: There may be two patients suffering from fever, the homeopath observes the overall symptoms. The prescription to both these individuals may not be same. Homeopathy thus, treats the individual and not the disease.
Homeopathic medicines must always be consumed on an empty stomach and certain stimulants like coffee, strong tea, nicotine, alcohol…etc must be avoided. It is because; the stimulants interfere with the working of the medicine. If the patient does not follow the prescribed diet, the healing process becomes slow. Many cases of long-standing and of serious diseases like kidney failure, heart failure; severe asthma has been cured within a few days.
The sources of homeopathic medicine ranges from animals to plants and chemicals. Plants like Onion, Cactus, and Belladonna…etc are used for preparation of homeopathic medicines. A large number of chemicals like Nitric acid, Arsenious acid, Iron and Phosphorous are popular homeopathic remedies. There are also a large number medicines obtained from animal sources like Naja & Lachesis which are snake poisons. Medicines are also prepared from substance like milk (Lac def) and sand (Silica).