Many people have heard of homeopathy. They may have seen the word homeopathy written or printed on products. For many people, homeopathy has become synonymous for the word natural, and may be used that way in the media when describing healing treatments and products. When I am talking about homeopathy to someone new, they may say to me, or think to themselves, that this essential oils or herbal medicine or supplements. Those are not what homeopathy is.
Homeopathy is its own system of medicine. It was developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700’s. Homeopathy means “similar suffering”: homeo (or homoeo, the original spelling – homoeopathy) means similar, and pathy means suffering. Through listening, observing, witnessing, and understanding what is bothering the person and how they experience it, their suffering, a homeopathic remedy is given that is similar to their suffering. This is applying the Law of Similars or Like Cures Like, one of the main principles of homeopathy. The given homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own innate healing ability.
Similar suffering, homeopathy, is helpful for first aid situations, acute health issues, and chronic health issues. It is always finding out how the person experiences what is bothering them and giving them the similar to that in the form of a homeopathic remedy.
What Is A Homeopathic Remedy?
There are over 4000 homeopathic remedies. They are made from plants, minerals, metals, animals, and other natural and even man made sources.
Each substance that is made into a homeopathic remedy goes through a potentization process, in which the substance starts either in a mother tincture form or grinded up (triturated) and made into a liquid. To make the C or centesimal potency, one part of the mother tincture is mixed with 99 parts of a water/alcohol liquid. This liquid is then succussed, meaning shaken vigorously and banged against a book or hard surface, resulting in the 1C potency. This is the hand method of making homeopathic remedies that Dr. Samuel Hahnemann developed.
To make the 2C potency, one part of the 1C potency is mixed with 99 parts of a water/alcohol liquid and succussed. At the 12C potency, this process of potenization has been done 12 times. Higher potencies can be made continuing this method, such as 15C, 30C, and 200C. There is the X potency, which is 10 parts. These are 6X, 12X and 30X. And the M potency, which is 1000 parts, making 1M, 10M, 50M and CM. Some of you may have used these potencies.
At the 12C potency and higher ones, there is nothing left of the physical substance of which the homeopathic remedy is made from. It is the energetic pattern of the substance. The selection of the homeopathic remedy and the potency used are similar to what the person is experiencing. Similar suffering, homeopathic.
During Hahnemann’s time, the late 1700’s early 1800’s, mercury was used as a medicine to help people who had syphilis and for other ailments. The people were cured, but they were dead, poisoned by the use of mercury. By coming up with this potenization method of diluting and succussing, Hahnemann was making these substances that were deadly in their crude form, into substances that were gentle, safe, and healing. I don’t know how he came to this potenization method, but to me it is genius.
When making the tincture or grinding the substance only a small part of the substance is used to make a lot of a homeopathic remedy. With homeopathic remedies that are made from an animal, the animal is not killed. A small part of the milk, a feather, a drop of blood, or venom is used to make the homeopathic remedy.
The homeopathic remedies that I use in my practice are purchased from a homeopathic pharmacy, such as Hahnemann Labs in Northern California, and Helios in England. These pharmacies make the homeopathic remedies on their premises, using the method that Dr. Samuel Hahnemann developed, that I briefly described above, by hand and by the use of a machine to do the succession. There are other pharmacies in Europe, India, the US, and other parts of the world.
Homeopathy To Heal
Homeopathy is helpful for many of the health issues people experience today. These passed several weeks I have seen and had calls from people experiencing a cough and fever, wanting help when having dental work, skin eruptions, allergies, pain in their hands, anxiety and feeling overwhelmed, cysts in a breast, bloating, and sudden abdominal pains that goes away and comes back again. The age range was from a young child to an older adult.
I invite you to see how homeopathy can be helpful for you or a loved one. I offer a complimentary 15+ Get Acquainted Call to learn more. You can contact me through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I work with people local to and outside of the San Diego, California area, either in person or virtually.