The name Homoeopathy is derived from the Greek words homoeos-
similar and pathos-suffering or disease.
Homoeopathy is a system of
medicine based on nature's law of cure "SIMILIA SIMILIBUS
CURANTUR" meanin "Like cures Like".
This principle is a very old one and was noticed by Hippocrates
(the father of all medical science)
Dr Samuel Christian Hahnemann worked, experimented and developed
on this law and founded the Homoeopathic science,a whole new
system of medicine.
This law when applied to treat
disease is "SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURENTUR" i.e."likes should
be cured by likes" HOMOIS means like(similar) and PATHOS means
suffering. (a derivative law)
Thus the law states that a
drug, which can produce the same symptoms in a healthy human
being as a particular disease produces in a human being affected
by the disease, is also capable of curing
that disease in the affected individual.
But unlike Allopathy this system
of medicine is not only physician oriented. The patient's
role is very important to get a complete cure.
Homoeopathy is based on 7 basic
principles which are of very importance as far as its practise
is concerned. If one does not understand them very carefully
& tries to Prescribe these medicines then He or She has
to be ready for the FAILURES in the treatment.
That is why it is very important to know How homoeopathic
cure takes place.
There is one more branch of
medicine which is very similar to Homoeopathy, known as Biochemic
medicines but it has got a different theory about it's line