Understanding the principles of homeopathy is essential when you first encounter it. Why? Because it is the opposite of the current mainstream medical model. Let’s look at some of the essential differences.
For a start homeopathy is based on the Law of Similars. This means that when a medicine is taken by a healthy person, the symptoms they develop as a result will be the same as those symptoms that this medicine will heal in an unhealthy person.
An example that everyone can understand is the process of cutting up an onion. This creates a sore nose and profuse lachrymation (eye discharge) and nasal discharge. This discharge is watery.
Many people who suffer with hay fever have exactly the same symptoms – profuse and watery eye and nose discharges.
The homeopathic medicine Allium cepa is made from the spanish onion. And it is one of the best and most common medicines to heal acute hay fever, provided the symptoms match.
The next important aspect about homeopathy is that it individualises you. The disease label is of little consequence to a homeopath. Instead, your unique and individual symptoms are important aspects of your problem. It is these unique symptoms, collectively known as the symptom picture, which will guide the homeopath to the best medicine for you.
If the medicine is a good match, then it will stimulate your immune system to do the work it has been unable to perform up till now. And that is to cure you. So, homeopathy facilitates you curing you, rather than curing you itself. And that’s important to understand, as that is the only way to cure any condition.
Once you raise your immune system, then every problem disappears.
Another important aspect of homeopathy is to understand that everyone is susceptible to a particular type of health issues. It’s your Achilles heel, if you like. One person can be plagued by skin problems all their lives. Every time they are stressed about something, their skin erupts.
Another person may have upper respiratory and lung problems, which usually accompany liver disorders.
And a third person may be plagued by arthritis and other joint problems, which are normally associated with heart related illnesses.
Understanding the principles of homeopathy, even the basic ones, are essential when learning how to use homeopathy at home.