What is homoeopathy?
Homoeopathy is the most refined natural system of medicine which is founded and based on the Natural law of 'Similia Similibus Curantur' means 'let likes be treated by likes' and the word Homoeopathy also advocates this where 'Homoeos' means 'Similar' (not same) and 'Pathos' means 'Suffering'. Came into existence in 18th century and founded by Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a famous German physician of allopathic medicine who was disappointed by the uncertainty and lack of any fixed principal of healing. In 1790 while translating Cullen's 'Materia Medica' from English to German he became highly dissatisfied by reading that Cinchona bark cures malaria because of its bitterness by which it kills the parasite. To prove this he himself started taking the cinchona juice twice daily for few days he was surprised when attacked by the symptoms very similar to malaria. This unexpected result set up in his mind a new chain of thoughts and he conducted similar experiments on himself and others with different medicines and the result was same and came to conclusion 'that medicines cure diseases only because they can produce similar symptoms in healthy individuals'. The whole of Homoeopathy is derived from this law.