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What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a school of medicine founded by Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843). The term homeopathy is derived from the Greek for ‘like suffering’. It is based on the principle of ‘let likes be treated with likes’ or similia similibus curentur.

This principle was known to Hippocrates but it was Hahnemann who coined the term ‘homeopathy’ and worked relentlessly in establishing it against much hostility from his contemporaries. Contemporary medical practice in Hahnemann’s day consisted of techniques such as bloodletting, purging and prescribing toxic drugs. It was amid this background that Hahnemann developed his ideas on homeopathy.

Homeopathy is used to treat a wide range of acute and chronic illness. Where a condition is beyond the scope of the body’s normal self-repair mechanism, treatment is less likely to be curative, but may be palliative.

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