Homoeopathy is a dynamic, holistic, scientific and philosophical system of constitutional medicine & individualistic drug therapeutics, based on the law of similars, with the potentiality of cure in cases that are curable and relieves symptoms in incurable cases.
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann The therapeutic system of Homoeopathy was developed by SAMUEL HAHNEMANN, a German Physician (1755-1843)-more than 200 years ago, is still valid & most widespread in Indian Sub-continent. Effectiveness in many challenging problems is the only reason of its existence today.
This system is based on the principle of ‘Similia Similibus Curentur’-Law of similars, which means - Let like be treated by likes. It signifies a system of treatment in which the prescription is based on the similarity of symptoms of the patient, to those of a drug as obtained during proving of the drug on healthy human beings. If one or two symptoms of a patient are similar to a particular drug without covering the totality at the same time, the drug cannot cure the patient but relieves temporally, being unable to remove the root cause of disease.
Similarity of the totality of symptoms includes the similarity of constitution, modalities, fundamental, exciting & maintaining causes as well. It does not mean the similarity of drug with a nosological disease condition. During drug proving there are no nosological states, but states prior to them. In materia medica there is only, the picture of the beginning of disease conditions & not the gross Pathological diseases, mentioned in the practice of medicine or pathology. If remedies are directed towards the ultimate of disease-gross pathological changes, it will not have desired effects.