Visual Intro to Homeopathy
Updated: Nov 7
Last summer, I presented on homeopathy at a county fair for 4-H. Here are pictures of my poster board, along with some notes from my presentation. My sister and I teamed up to draw and color the illustrations.
Homeopathy is a form of medicine that was discovered by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. It came to the United States in the 1830s. It is federally recognized under the FDA. There are now over 200 million users around the world, including the Queen of England and the royal family.
There are many differences between homeopathic and allopathic (conventional) medicine:
The Law of Similars is a profound natural law.
"Like cures like" means that a substance that can create a reaction in a healthy person can be used to cure a person whose disease presents similarly.
For example, red onion (Latin name: Allium Cepa), homeopathically prepared, can be used to treat someone who has runny, burning discharge from the eyes and nose, such as from seasonal allergies.
A homeopathic remedy is made by making a tincture of a substance (animal, plant, mineral), then diluting it and shaking (succussing) it repeatedly until a certain potency is reached. Then this dilution is preserved in alcohol or poured into a vial of blank sugar pellets. Diluting the substance lowers the substance's toxicity. Succussing the dilution activates the substance's curative properties. The higher the potency, the greater its curative effect. X = decimal scale, C = centesimal scale
Here is how a 6x remedy would be created:
Here are some of our favorite remedies (which are called by their Latin name) along with with some of their most common uses. We love to keep all of these on hand in a 30c.
My family's favorite homeopath is Joette Calabrese, who provides a wealth of free information on her blog in addition to her excellent courses. Homeopathy is currently under attack by the FDA right now, so go to Americans for Homeopathy Choice to see how you can help keep homeopathy available.
Interested in learning more about homeopathy?
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