The Science

The concept behind homeopathy: like cures like

The practice of homeopathy The practice of homeopathy is based upon the ancient principle that like cures like, also referred to as the Law of Similars. In the early 1800s, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann of Germany set out to validate this principle in a series of experiments, tests, and writings that would later become the foundation of homeopathic medicine. Through his research and practice, Hahnemann found that substances known to cause certain symptoms in a healthy person could, when diluted, actually cure those same symptoms in a sick patient.

In the two centuries that followed, the practice of homeopathy grew in its own right, and also influenced some major advances in traditional medicine. The idea, for example, that a small amount of something that produces symptoms can kick-start a healing immune response is the same principle behind modern vaccines and immunotherapy.

Building on two centuries of clinical and practical study, homeopaths today are able to formulate precise, multi-ingredient formulas like the ones used in our sprays. These modern homeopathic remedies are designed to provoke concurrent immune responses and relieve entire sets of symptoms at once.

How homeopathic remedies are created

How homeopathic remedies are created

The efficacy of a homeopathic remedy depends dually upon precise formulation and proper dilution. Formulation is guided by the Materia Medica, the extensive compilation of remedies developed and continually updated by practicing homeopaths.

Counterintuitively, the strength of a homeopathic remedy increases with each dilution (also called potentization or succussion). Homeopathic ingredients are potentized either on the scale of one part active ingredient to nine parts alcohol or water (known as the X scale) or on respective scale of 1 to 99 (known as the C scale). Dilution is repeated until the prescribed number on the scale has been reached. For example, a 12X dilution of a substance will have been cut to a factor of 10 and re-diluted 12 consecutive times.

 

The holistic approach

Because homeopathic remedies work with the body's natural functions instead of against them, homeopathic treatment can safely complement traditional medical care. In fact, many medical doctors endorse the use of homeopathic remedies, including our oral sprays, to treat acute symptoms in adults and children. Likewise, homeopaths today also endorse the use of traditional medication and the advice of medical doctors, particularly for the treatment of chronic and serious conditions. Traditional and non-traditional remedies can work, and indeed work best, in harmony with one another.

How homeopathic remedies work in the body

When a homeopathic remedy is ingested, its active ingredients gently provoke an immune response on a level so small it cannot be empirically observed. This small nudge propels the immune system into action, helping it recognize and properly respond to the larger affliction at hand.

With the modern multi-symptom remedies available today, patients can safely and naturally train their immune systems to respond correctly to a whole host of common ailments. This process relieves symptoms in the short term, and enhances resistance over time.