Most people only think of little bottles of sugar pills and liquids when they think of homeopathy, but the homeopathic effect has been recognised and used in a variety of ways throughout history from Hippocrates onwards. For example, did you know that Shakespeare also knew about it? He clearly records the healing effects of homeopathy in Romeo and Juliet when he says:
“Tut, man, one fire burns out another’s burning;
One pain is lessened by another’s anguish,
Turn giddy and be holp by backward turning;
One desperate grief cures with another’s languish.
Take thou some new infection to the eye,
And the rank poison of the old will die.”
The homeopathic effect is not a recent ‘invention’. It exists because of an unchanging law of nature known to homeopaths as the Law of Similars. While Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, was the first person to base an entire system of medicine on this law, its effects were known and randomly used by others before him. Can you think of other instances today where its effects can be observed? There are plenty.
To read more about similia, visit our website for two of our tutorials that explain it.
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