While there are countless facts about homeopathy, listed below are a few to provide additional insight.
Foundations of Homeopathy
FACT: Discovered by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago homeopathic medicine is based upon sound scientific principles of the Laws of Nature - unlike medical theories which are constantly changing. Far from being ideas-based, Homeopathy is a completely evidence-based, empirical medicine - a unique concept when it was founded.
FACT: After some years of practicing, Hahnemann found the tiny doses of substances he was using caused side effects. He experimented by diluting then succussing a substance (shaking through striking the phial a number of times between numerical potencies). The potentised remedy was safer to use on the sick, unwanted side effects disappeared and medicines were more effective.
FACT: Hahnemann tested 99 substances on himself and healthy volunteer Provers, keeping detailed accounts of his observations. He then matched the tested substances to heal symptoms of his patients using the Law of Similars.
FACT: During the making of a homeopathy remedy, the formative intelligence of the substance is imprinted on the alcohol/water medium via the process of succussion (vigorous shaking) between each numerical potency. Remedies are not made using dilution alone.
Remedies are made using the process of trituration, whereby the substance is reduced first to smaller than molecular size, (nano-phase) which causes electrons to be rubbed off, with a negatively charged electromagnetic energy, measurable by piezo-electric constant. This energy is passed on to the dilute, which becomes charged. Succussion is the amplification of that energy.
FACT: There are more than 4,000 homeopathic medicines.
FACT: Homeopathy works very FAST in acute illnesses, more gradually in chronic illness.
FACT: Homeopathic medicines have no toxic side-effects.
FACT: Homeopathic medicines are NON-ADDICTIVE.
FACT: Homeopathic medicines work well for small babies, animals and plants, showing this cannot be placebo effect.
FACT: Homeopathy is safe for women to take during pregnancy and safe for all ages including infants and the elderly.
FACT: Homeopathic medicines are chosen on the basis of a patient’s mental, emotional and physical constitutional type, unlike orthodox medicines which treats in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ manner. A homeopathic medicine is chosen on the basis of totality of symptoms.
FACT: Just as there are fat and thin, dark and blonde, tall and thin, chilly and hot, talkative or quiet people, lazy or hurried people, etc., etc., there are homeopathic medicines to match all types.
FACT: Homeopathy assists the body to heal itself, to overcome an illness which brings the patient to a HIGHER level of health. Orthodox medicine suppresses the illness, bringing the patient to a lower level of health.
FACT: Outcomes of homeopathic treatment are measured by the LONG TERM curative effects and the complete eradication of the disease state.
FACT: Homeopathic Practitioners train for three to four years. They study anatomy and physiology, as well as pathology and disease, Materia Medica, Homeopathic Philosophy and the Homeopathic Repertory.
FACT: The homeopathic community has thousands, even millions, of
written case notes that demonstrate the positive benefits of their treatment. Some homeopaths have video proof of their patients before and after treatment.
FACT: The homeopathic physician endeavors to search for and remove the cause of the disease in order to heal the EFFECT of it.
Popularity of Homeopathy
FACT: According to the WHO (World Health Organization), homeopathy is the 2nd most popular and widely used medicine in the world.
FACT: The Royal Families of Europe use homeopathic medicine and Queen Elizabeth II of England is reputed to never travel anywhere without her homeopathic medicines.
FACT: In India there are 100 homeopathic medical schools, around 400,000 registered homeopathic doctors with approximately 13,000 being added every year! There were 28 homoeopathic dispensaries in Delhi in 1978 and now 78. The number of patients taking homeopathic medicines has increased from around 800,000 patients in 1997 to 13,62,174 patients in 2006.
FACT: In a 2008 Global TGI survey where people were asked whether they trust homeopathy the following percentages of people living in urban areas said YES:
62% India 58% Brazil
53% Saudi Arabia 49% Chile
15% UK 40% France
35% South Africa 28% Russia
27% Germany 25% Argentina
25% Hungary 18% USA
49% United Arab Emirates