The Law of Similarity

homeopathyHomeopathy was first formulated by the German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in the late 1700’s. The first homeopathic book, Hahnemann’s “Organon of the Healing Art” was published in 1810.

In Europe, Asia and Australia homeopathic remedies are regularly used for healing and are well accepted by the official health-care systems. The British royal family is a great patron of homeopathy. Homeopathy is based on the Law of Similarity. The concept of “Likes cures likes” was first introduced by Hippocrates. According to this principle, the substance that causes a symptom can also be used to cure the same symptom. After multiple dilutions of the substance, it can be used as a homeopathic remedy. The infinitesimally small dose of the remedy stimulates the body to heal itself. Homeopathic remedies are small white pills that are dissolved under the tongue. The selection of the homeopathic remedy is based on the patient’s complaints and on the individuality of each patient. The correct remedy promotes genuine healing through stimulating what homeopaths call the “Vital Force”.