WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy is a treatment method based on simillimum principle, which is ”like cure likes” – in other words, any substance triggering symptoms in a healthy person can heal, in small doses, the same symptoms in a diseased person. The substance triggering a sufferance is able to heal it, also, but in a smaller dose.
Popular medicine in Romania uses for long the principle ”likes cure likes”. One has to remember that for a hangover (after drinking too much, after a party night), one prescribes a little amount of alcohol or beer. So – the same substance, in increased amount, induces symptoms, and in small amount, cures the symptoms. There are other popular uses of this homeopathic principle, such as the first aid in froze bites is local friction with snow.
HOW WAS HOMEOPATHY DISCOVERED AND WHO LAID ITS SCIENTIFIC FRAME?
The homeopathic principle was well known since Hippocrates time – but the scientific layout of the modern homeopathy has been established by the german dr. Samuel Hahnemann, 200 years ago.
Hahnemann was a very talented and cultivated man (medical doctor, pharmacist and chemist, fluent in 9 foreign languages). He kept asking himself many questions about the action of some chemicals that were used in the time for different conditions – such as was Quinine for treating malaria. The main explanation in the time for Quinine favorable action was that ”it acts because it’s bitter”.
Hahnemann has never been pleased with the simple explanations and was looking for something more. In an inspirational moment, he himself (being healthy and free of any malaria symptoms) took some Quinine tablets. He noticed that in several day of taking daily Quinine he started having many “malaria-like” symptoms – such as chills, periodical, weakness and dizziness. Then he had the idea who started the development of modern homeopathy – any substance can cure a disease or symptom, if the same substance is able to trigger a similar disease or symptom, in a different dose.
Again – the principle of homeopathy: the same substance that triggers in high doses some symptoms, in small doses can heal the same symptoms.
Hahnemann tested on himself and his closed workers (and family) more than 90 different substances (during his long life) and wrote books about “remedy pictures” for more than 3000 substances. The modern homeopath task, during a homeopathic consultation, is to establish which remedy from the homeopathic books “covers” most of the important symptoms of the patient. When finding the “simillimum” remedy (the one with a “remedy picture” similar to the sufferance of the person), then healing is possible, in a very deep and long-lasting manner.
HOW ARE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES PREPARED?
Homeopathic remedies are made starting from plants, mineral substances, animal products and other sources (more unusual, such as radiation, colors, etc). Practically, any existing substance in Nature can be prepared into a homeopathic remedy, using the same principle: dilution in water and alcohol, and succusing (shaking) the bottle between two steps of preparation.
Many of the plants used to prepare remedies are also used in herbal medicine. Through homeopathic method of dilution, some of the plants gain a more potent ray of action. For example, Lycopodium clavatum (wolf foot’s clumbmoss) – is a little plant less used in herbal medicine (more as a powder for filling the tablets).Homepathy discovered the huge energy hosted in the little plant and the powerful homeopathic remedy Lycopodium – one of the strongest in homeopathy for respiratory and digestive troubles in children. Mineral salts are very used as homeopathic remedies, from the calcium salts, to all pretious metals, such as silver, gold or platinum.
Many animal products are also used to prepare remedies , most important being the ones prepared from different venoms (from insects, spiders or snakes) – very useful in treating heart and circulatory problems.
Other sources of homeopathic remedies are X-rays, UV-rays, computer screen rays, or sunlight (so called “imponderable” remedies – having no material expression in the physical world. In the last years, there have been a lot of homeopathic remedies made of some food items or allopathic (chemical) drugs – such as sugar, chocolate, coca-cola or penicillin, cortison, adrenalin). Other remedies are prepared from diseased tissue from humans (such as pus, germs, or tumors) or healthy tissues from different glands and organs in the body.
There are more than 10.000 remedies listed in the homeopathic data-bases (many of them in software data-basis) – and the number increases every year. There have been studied only 10% of the plants of this Earth – and their action on human being – so one can image the huge potential for research and development awaiting for the modern homeopaths!
Homeopathy is an important tool during medical consultation in NATURE Center. The homeopathic training has been long and complex, and continues until today – with many post-graduate training programs, attended yearly.
Dr. Sorina Soescu is a member of the Faculty of Homeopathy from London since 1997, entitled to the letters MFHom, together with the MD title (Medical Doctor, graduate of Faculty of Medicine). http://www.facultyofhomeopathy.org/
Dr. Sorina Soescu study since 2005 the Group analysis method in Homeopathy with dr. Rajan Sankaran’s group in Mumbay, India (http://theothersong.com) and recently with Bhawisha and Shachindra Joshi http://dr.joshiclinic.com/ former students of dr. Sankaran, actually one of the most dynamic teachers and researchers in Group analysis in Homeopathy.
For more than 4 years this Indian doctors held regular workshops in Bucharest and Europe, and also organize yearly webinars on Internet – and the Romanian homeopathic practitioners have been accepted with a lower fee (group rate – organized by dr. Ecaterina Floroiu, homeopathic doctor, Pitesti, Romania).
Using the Group Analysis method – dr. Sorina Soescu wrote a series of 7 books of homeopathy – grouped under the name “Rainbow books” – and edited a second edition of the 1st, 2nd and 6th volume (upgraded). For all practitioners, there is a discount price for the whole collection (look in the Books section).
In all this Rainbow books one will found a huge collection of information, compiled from international literature and added with practical experience, organized for easy use in the daily practice – with inclusion of the newest remedies and most recent provings in literature and on-line resources.
One of the most important homeopathic resources we prefer to use is Narayana Publishing House – from Germany – http://www/narayana-publishers.com/
Here one will find the newest and best homeopathic books in the world, homeopathic remedies and many more information.
One will find in our site – quotes and extracts (summary) from Narayana books and magazines – on very interesting topics!