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History of Homeopathic Medicine

The principles of homeopathy have been part of medicine for many centuries.

In ancient Greece, Hippocrates “the Father of Medicine” wrote of healing by the Law of Similars: “Through the like, disease is produced, and through the application of the like, it is cured.” The Swiss Physician, Paracelsus wrote in the 16th century that “sames must be cured by sames.”

Homeopathic Medicine emerged from the scientific studies and writings of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) in Germany. He developed and systematically refined this highly effective and experience-based form of medicine. Dr. Hahnemann graduated from medical school in 1779 and began his first homeopathic experiments in 1790. This new system of medicine quickly spread across Europe and beyond, and today is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world, as well as the fastest growing (World Health Organization). The principles underlying homeopathic medicine have been systematically proven throughout two centuries of practice and validated by over 200 scientific studies meeting modern criteria of acceptability.

The World Health Organization has cited homeopathy as a system of medicine that should be integrated worldwide with conventional medicine. Homeopathy is now covered by many private/group insurance plans.

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