Fact 1 – The central principle of homoeopathy is ‘like cures like’, or the Law of Similars (Latin: similia similibus curantur). This principle dates back to the Greek physician Hippocrates who lived in the 5th century BC. This law states that any substance which is capable of producing symptoms in a healthy person will remove similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease.
Fact 2 - Discovered by the German doctor Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago, homoeopathic medicine is based upon sound scientific principles and the laws of nature. Far from being ideas-based, homoeopathy is a completely evidence-based, empirical medicine - a unique concept when it was founded.
Fact 3 - Homoeopathy assists the body to heal itself, which brings the patient to a higher level of health.
Fact 4 - The homoeopathic practitioner endeavours to search for and treat the origin of the disease.
Fact 5 - The homoeopathic practitioner treats the whole person, believing all symptoms are interrelated, and seeks to select a medicine most closely covering that totality of symptoms.