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I am familiar with Homeopathy because my mother is a homeopath She has been studying and practicing homeopathy for over 20 years I have been cured many times by homeopathic remedies prescribed by my mom From colds to first aid homeopathy has worked for me The sources I used in doing this report were Encarta 98 Encyclopedia Interview with my Mom Conventional Homeopathic Alternative Treatments Sports Exercise Injuries by Steven Subotnick Family Guide to Natural Medicine by Readers Digest and Homeopathic First Aider by Barbara ReedSamuel Hahneman a German physician and chemist developed homeopathy in the early 19th century The word Homeopathy comes form the Greek words homoios and pathos meaning similar sickness Homeopathy is an alternative medical practice which uses very small amounts of plant animal and mineral matter to make remedies for treatment of people animals plants and soil It is used for almost any problem including first aid acute illnesses chronic conditions and promotion of overall healthHomeopathy is based on three principles the law of similars the single medicine and the law of infinitesimals The 1st Principle is the law of similars is based on the concept like cures like This concept states that a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person will in specially prepared tiny amounts cure a sick person who has similar or the same symptoms Remedies aid the body in healing by stimulating the bodys Vital Force to heal itself For example in a bee sting the virus of the bee creates burning stinging and swelling The remedy for such a sting would be Apis a bee virus because the virus causes similar symptoms The 2nd Principle is the single medicine This means that one remedy will cover all the physical mental and emotional symptoms the patient is suffering The 3rd Principle is the law of infinitesimals This means that if large amounts of the prescribed substances were used negative side effects will occur If
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