What is homeopathy?

The word homeopathy comes from “homeo” meaning same or similar, and “pathos” standing for disease. Thus, homeopathy means “same disease” or “like cures like”. This is known as the law of similars, in which the very substances that would normally cause a disease are used to generate a cure. This form of healing uses extremely minute doses of various elements to directly energize the overall life force of an individual and to stimulate the healing process within the body, mind and spirit.

How are homeopathic remedies made?

Homeopathic remedies in pellet form
Homeopathic remedies are sometimes found as sugar pellets, although they can also be taken in liquid form.

Any substance – such as an herb, a metal or a bacterial culture, for instance, can be placed in a solvent like alcohol. The ensuing solution is called the mother tincture and may be prescribed in its original form. In the next step, one part of the tincture is diluted with nine parts of alcohol and vigorously shaken – a process called succussion –  which is designed to uniformly impart the unique energy blueprint of the original substance into the medium of the solvent itself. If the process of dilution and succussion is continued still further, it will eventually result in a 30X potency remedy, which has been diluted by a factor of ten – thirty times in a row. At this point the likelihood of having any of the original substance in the solution is very small – however, this energy-imparted remedy now has a capacity to alleviate the very symptoms that a higher amount of the original substance would have caused in its original undiluted form.

When the remedy’s energetic pattern is similar to the body’s own pattern of illness, this remedy can serve as a trigger to stimulate a healing response.  It can help the body to recognize its own unhealthy patterns so that it can then attempt to dispel them – using its own strengthened life force to do the healing. The higher the dilution of the remedy the more precisely it must match the current symptoms of the patient’s illness. This includes not only one’s physical condition, but also the mental and psycho-emotional state as well.