similibus curentur (or: likes are to be cured with likes)
The founder and eponym is the
German doctor Dr. med. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). He derived the
description Homeopathy from the Greek. From homoios = similar and
pathos = ailment. Homeopathy means literally "similar ailment".
of the method:
Different from academic
medicine the homeopathy does not treat illnesses, but ill humas. For
homeopathy the healthy body is a system which is in balance. In an ill
body this balance is disturbed.
The homeopathy as a
stimulus and regulation therapy gives the body the
chance to recover this balance through its own means. Homeopaths search
for the causes of illness in the total complex of the human, in his
body and soul unity. And they treat the whole human under consideration
of all symptoms. With medicine that would cause in a healthy person
similar symptoms. Just following Samuel Hahnemanns Similie-rule: Likes
are to be cured with likes.
The homeopathy is no
passive therapy, but
it is a help to self-help. It stimulates the body´s defences,
advocating the ability of the organism for reaction, regulation,
adaption and regeneration.
Let us take the Stinging
nettle, to illustrate how the treatment principle works. We all know:
the nettle produces itching, aching blisters. And of this effect
homeopaths take advantage corresponding to the Simile-Principle. They
use Urtica urens, the little nettle, for illnesses with similiar
ailments, like light burns, urticaria and insect stings.
With acute illnesses the
homeopathy has proven to be an effective therapy form, for example
Considerable success has the
homeopathy with chronic illnesses, as for
- Common colds
and many more
But there are illnesses, in which the self healing powers are blocked
due to a missing substance (f.e. diabetes). In this case the homeopathy
comes to its limits.
- Hay fever and
- chronical gut
- rheumatic affections
with joint- and spinal column ailments, as well
1. Neuro Therapy
Likes are to be cured with likes.
The healing power of plants.
4. Bach flowers
Flowers which heal through the soul.