In traditional medicine, symptoms are treated to be the manifestation of the disease itself. Prescription drugs are administered to the patient in order to kill the bacteria causing it or to dampen the symptoms of the said condition.
Although this is the usual way of treating diseases and is the general practice in almost every aspect of medicine, there are still other forms of medicine practiced until now with a totally different aspect of cure.
The principals of homeopathy
Homeopathy is a a nontraditional medical system of treating and preventing diseases, in which minute amounts of certain herbal substances are administered onto a patient that in large doses would produce the symptoms of the disease if administered onto a healthy person. This form of medicine is entirely based on the principles of the Law of Similars, recognized by physicians and philosophers alike since ancient times.
The founder of homeopathy
Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician is the founder of this system of medicine which is homeopathy. He developed the discipline of homepathy prior to or without regard to the principles of other forms of medicine such as biophysics, pharmacology, and pathology during his time. The discipline of homeopathy was developed as part of a reaction to the non-scientific and barbarous practices used by physicians during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Hahnemann described this principle by using a Latin phrase: Similia Similibus Curentur, which translates: “Let likes cure likes.” It is a principle that has been known for centuries. This principle became the basis of formulation of the homeopathic doctrine in which Hahnemann believed that substances that produce symptoms similar to a given disease should be used to treat that disease.
The root of homeopathic principle is the belief that the body is ruled by a spiritual, animating force. In homeopathic doctrine, the cause of a disease is believed to have been caused by the disturbance of this vital or life force; this disturbances manifest themselves as symptoms of that disease.
The law of susceptibility deals with the phenomenon of the diseases invading our body. This law states that a person’s negative state of mind would in turn, attract disease entities which they called miasms to enter and invade our body systems that will ultimately lead to the disease itself.
Miasm or miasma are influences in the atmosphere or the environment that can be acquired acutely; or they can be congenital or latent, until some negative experience or the normal aging of a person triggers their appearance as a symptom and eventually leading to a disease.