What is Homeopathy ?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars. Hahnemann the founder of homeopathy described this principle by using a Latin phrase: Similia Similibus Curentur, which translates: “Let likes cure likes.” It is a principle that has been known for centuries by the Greeks and the Chinese. Samuel Hahnemann developed this principle into a system of medicine and it has been successfully practiced for the last 200 years.
An important distinction exists between orthodox medicine and homeopathy. In orthodox medicine, the aim is to control the illness through the use of medical substances, such as drugs and surgery. If the medication is withdrawn, the person returns to illness. There is no cure. In fact legally medical doctor are forbidden to ever use the word cure. A person who takes a pill for high blood pressure or cholesterol every day is not undergoing a cure but is only attempting to control the symptoms. Homeopathy is different its aim is to cure the individual, to effect the complete restoration of health
In the orthodox medical thought, health is seen simply as the absence of disease. You assume that you are healthy if there is nothing visibly wrong with you. In homeopathy health is much more than that a healthy person is a person who is free on all four levels of existence. In Homeopathy as in Kabbalah we recognize the four different worlds that we each live in simultaneously. They are the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual worlds.
It can be seen that a person with a lower back pain is not free on the physical plane. On the physical level he/she has a visible problem. On a more subtle level, an individual who is anxious, depressed or excessively irritable is not free on the emotional level. They may be fine physically but emotionally they are not free.
Likewise, a person who cannot remember the events of the day, who has short-term memory loss is not free on the mental level. This causes much inner pain and frustration. Similarly a person who is unable to distinguish right from wrong may be in turmoil on the spiritual plane. You may not be able to see their pain but as you reflect you can see how much torture their beings are immersed in. Homeopath recognizes such limitations and attempts, through the use of the properly selected remedies, to restore the person to perfect health and freedom.