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Homeopathy: an Introduction

People are talking about homeopathy and its remarkable approach to health. Rather than relying on chemicals to control unwanted symptoms or force a particular response, homeopathy treats a person’s health problems by triggering their body’s natural ability to heal. In doing this, two things happen: first, their body is stimulated …


Tutorial 1 – The Law of Similars

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine developed by the German physician and scientist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). Homeopathic medicines are prescribed according to a natural law known as the Law of Similars. Sometimes expressed as “like cures like,” this law allows Homeopaths to correct symptoms of ill-health with substances …


Tutorial 2 – Law of Similars Discovered

Homeopathy was born at a time when the practice of medicine was unregulated and dangerous. Those who had the misfortune to fall ill ran the risk of being dosed with toxic mixtures of lead, mercury and arsenic or being plastered with leeches. Blood-letting, purging and blistering were standard practices. For …


Tutorial 3 – Potentisation

Today, homeopathic medicines are safe for all to use. They are dispensed as highly dilute, sub-molecular remedies that are free of the chemical side effects associated with other medicines. However, this was not always so. Homeopathic remedies were once prescribed in crude chemical doses just like other medicines and were …

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Tutorial 4 – Three Scales of Potency

Today, homeopathic pharmacies potentise remedies according to three different scales to suit different prescribing purposes. These scales are the: centesimal scale, decimal scale and quinquagintamillesimal scale. The Centesimal Scale The first scale that Hahnemann developed during the early years of Homeopathy is the centesimal scale. As its name would suggest, …


Tutorial 5 – Benefits of Potentisation

The key to creating safe and effective homeopathic remedies is the act of potentisation. Although the process is incredibly simple, its benefits are huge as can be seen in the following points: Removes harmful side-effects. As explained in tutorial 3, The Mystery of Potentisation, repeated succussion of the remedy during the potentisation …


Tutorial 6 – Provings

“Proving” is the traditional term for the testing of a substance on healthy human volunteers to find what symptoms it produces and therefore treats. Today, provings are often called pathogenetic trials. Provings Homeopathic remedies are drawn from an extensive range of substances. Before use, each substance is tested on the …


Tutorial 7 – The Vital Force

The Vital Force – What It Is and What It Does In the tutorials so far we have learnt: The very name of Homeopathy gives us a clue to how it works. The name comes from two Greek words that mean “similar suffering.” Substances, when tested on healthy people, produce …


Tutorial 8 – Potentised Remedies and the Vital Force

Lets Recap We know from previous tutorials that Homeopathy treats through the Law of Similars.1By searching for, and prescribing substances that have producedsymptoms in the healthy similar to those experienced by the unwell,Homeopathy can treat a large range of acute and chronic healthproblems. These substances, known as remedies, are usually …

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