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Homeopathy is a form of healing that IS NOT HABIT FORMING, nor does it cause side effects, as is frequently the case with conventional medicine. It is based upon THE LAW OF SIMILARS. This law states: A pharmacologically active substance administered to a person in good health triggers a series of symptoms. When these same symptoms appear in a sick person they can be cured by administering the same substance in a micro dose. An example of this is Ipecac, which causes vomiting when taken in concentrated doses. If taken in a very small (micro) dose, Ipecac is one of the best remedies for the elimination of nausea and vomiting.  This principle was known to ancient physicians, such as Hippocrates (400 B. C.) and Paracelsus (1493), but it was not until the late
1700s that it was actively investigated by a Dr. Samuel Hahnemann of Germany. A dedicated and concerned physician, Hahnemann was appalled by the existing medical practices of the day, which often did more harm than good. He gave up his medical practice to explore other alternatives and deepen his understanding of the natural laws of healing. In 1790, while translating the writings of a Scottish doctor (Cullen), his attention became focused on an article discussing QUININE. In the process of attempting to prove Cullen’s theory incorrect, he discovered that CHINCHONA BARK (from which quinine is taken) would cause symptoms similar to malaria (fever, chills, aches, etc.) when taken in allopathic (large) doses. These same symptoms in a patient could be quickly and dramatically ‘cured’ when quinine was administered in a very small (micro) dose. Hahnemann’s genius is manifested in that he became a
believer of that which he set out to disprove. He continued to experiment and was able to verify that the reaction observed with quinine could be repeated with other substances. Hahnemann told others of his discovery and they joined with him in other experiments. These experiments, called PROVINGS, consisted of taking small doses of various reputedly poisonous or other medicinal substances and carefully noting all the symptoms they produced. Patients suffering from similar symptoms were then treated with these same substances in minute doses with outstanding results. The theory was no longer a coincidence but could be stated as a valid law. Having thus established the principle of similarity, Hahnemann worked to discover the smallest effective dose, for he realized that this was thebest way to avoid side effects. To his surprise he found that the more the remedy was diluted, the more active it became,   while dissimilar remedies were ineffective. He called his method of dilution
potentization and numbered the potencies to indicate the dilution ratio. The paradox, that less of a substance could be more effective, was unacceptable to the scientific thought of the time, and Hahnemann and his followers were ridiculed. However, homeopathy survived simply because it achieved remarkable results in many patients when allopathic medicine had failed. PROVINGS (or pathogeneses) with the various substance were always on healthy subjects, and all reactions were recorded. The first compilation of provings was published in 1810 under the title THE ORGANON, (The Art of Healing) by Hahnemann. Since that time other doctors have continued the provings process and today a large HOMEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA is available to homeopathic physicians, providing hundreds of remedies from which to choose.
 
Homeopathic physicians consider it better to treat the sick person rather than the disease. The orthodox Homeopath will sit with his patient for one or two hours soliciting information on how they feel throughout their entire body and mind. Once the physician has a ‘picture’ of the whole person he will consult the MATERIA MEDICA to find the single best remedy which matches as many symptoms as possible.

The person is viewed as a unique individual, and not just as one labeled with a specific disease. Different patients suffering with the same ‘disease’ will often require different remedies, while another group of patients with different ‘diseases’ may all benefit from the same remedy. Although this makes controlled studies problematical, basic principles of homeopathy indicate clearly why this is so.  Now, it is not necessary for the doctor to spend hours soliciting information from the patient. Through the use of a computerized diagnostic instrument, the physician can quickly determine where the patient may have the slightest imbalance in his body. Some disease conditions that have not yet developed enough to manifest themselves
clinically can be diagnosed, such as infections and degenerative conditions. Instrumentation will then determine the appropriate homeopathic preparation and the exact strength (potency) of the remedy to restore a balance in the body. With this method the physician knows with certainty which remedies will and will not interact properly with each other. Physicians in other clinics who may be using other available electronic diagnostic instruments are burdened with the task of checking each remedy and potency through a trial and error basis. Now doctors are beyond this type of homeopathic and nutritional practice and into that of the computer age.

What are the REMEDIES? Homeopathic firms use materials that are from animal, vegetable and mineral sources. These companies, like drug manufacturers, are regulated by the F. D. A. However, the end product contains only very minute amounts of the original sources. Drugs such as arsenic are used, but in their diluted forms which render them innocuous as poisons, they are marvelously effective as remedies (medicines) for treating illnesses.  Even substances which in their natural state have little or no obvious effect upon the human body: – sand, charcoal, common salt, etc. – develop powerful healing properties when potentized in a diluted form and are correctly matched with the patient’s symptoms. Homeopathy is essentially natural healing in that the remedy stimulates the body to resonate its own energy fields more vigorously to eliminate negative influences, such as viruses, bacteria and toxins.  Adequate rest
and appropriate diets in a satisfactory environment will obviously encourage a more rapid recovery. Results can be quickly achieved in acute illness, but when the patient’s vitality is low, recovery is slower and treatment may be prolonged. Sometimes irreversible bodily changes have taken place. In these cases other forms of medical or surgical treatment are necessary to give the patient a fresh start. Homeopathy will help prevent deterioration or recurrence.

In summary, HOMEOPATHY IS A FORM OF MEDICINE THAT ASSISTS THE BODY IN HEALING ITSELF. It does not reject the great discoveries of modern science, but only their commercial abuse. When properly applied, homeopathy has amply rewarded both physician and patient during the past 150 years. Its basic principle has been known to mankind for over 2,000 years. This safe and effective treatment is now available to you.