THE SCIENCE OF HOMEOPATHY
Homeopathy, the 'energy medicine', is a branch of medical science based on the principle that disease can be cured by strengthening the body's defense mechanism with substances selected for their similar energy properties. In homeopathy, derived from the word 'homeo' and 'pathos', meaning 'similar suffering', a cure is selected which in its crude form, would produce in a healthy body the same symptoms found in a sick person suffering from the specific disease. But this crude substance, selected from herbs, minerals, or chemicals, is diluted and purified beyond the point of harm to its quintessential state of energy.
In contrast to traditional (allopathic) medicine, by which symptoms are treated with toxic drugs which can weaken the body, homeopathic medicine aims to change the body's energy levels which lie at the root of the disease.
Founded in the nineteenth century by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann for whom Philadelphia’s Hahnemann Hospital is named, the practice of homeopathy has, over the last 15 years, experienced a resurgence of interest as more and more enlightened doctors and patients discover the powers of natural curative energies.