The concept behind homeopathy: like cures like
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
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