Homotoxicology, Natural Medicine and Homoeopathy
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German chemist and physician, developed homoeopathy over 200 years ago as a natural form of medicine based on the Law of Similarities, which basically states that “likes cure likes.” In other words, if a substance that creates symptoms of a disease in a healthy person is given in the proper measure to a sick person, it can help stimulate the body’s natural defense mechanisms. An example of this is coffee, which under some circumstances and when administered in the right dosages, has been found to be helpful in treating insomnia. Homoeopathy is used to fight existing conditions and help strengthen the immune system. Some of the disorders homoeopathy is commonly used to treat include:
- Colds and flus
- Respiratory infections
- Food poisoning
- Digestive problems
Homotoxicology is a modern extension of homoeopathy developed partly in response to the effects of the Industrial Revolution, which imposed chemical pollutants on the human body. Homotoxicology and homoeopathy stress the importance of stimulating the body’s natural ability to fight disease and the use of naturally derived formulas to aid the healing process. Natural therapies delve deep into the origins of the condition, deep within the laying of the condition.
Natural medicine with its use of alternative therapies therefore, has a great impact on working deep into the layers of disease that accumulate over time. Naturopathic treatment therefore finds natural cures, but only after some time, as it has to get back to the root cause of the issue at hand.