Homeopathy was first developed by Samuel Hahneman, a German physician, in the 19th century. Today, homeopathy remains a trusted and popular form of medicine in many parts of the world.

He discovered that incredibly small amounts of substances have the ability to resolve the symptoms that a large dose of the same substance would cause. A simple example of this is Belladonna, a poisonous nightshade. In large amounts, Belladonna causes flushing, pupil dilation, increase body temperature, and dry skin. Taken in homeopathic (minute) doses, Belladonna can be a cure for fever, for example, if a person is suffering with an acute infectious illness.

The science of homeopathy takes many factors into account, including physical, emotional, and mental symptoms. Picking a good homeopathic remedy takes time and the gathering of a lot of information because it is a very individualized form of therapy. Homeopathy can be prescribed for general issues, or customized to treat an individual person’s constitution. The theory behind Homeopathy is that it mobilizes a person’s inherent healing capacities. It can be very powerful healing tool.

Written by Watershed Team

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