Discovery, evolution of Homeopathy
Dr S. Chidambaranathan B.H.M.S, M.D Homeopathy Doctor Madurai (Treatment avail for all people around the world)
Usually, when one spells ‘Homeopathy’, everyone thinks it is a German native medicine. Actually, it is not i.e., even though a German gave birth to Homeopathy, it is not traditionally practised over there (i.e., not like Ayurveda in India or Siddha in Tamil Nadu or acupuncture in China). It had evolved with scientific principles as a medical advancement in the hands of an allopath who abandoned medical practice because of his inability to heal his patients wholly or permanently by the methods of his era.
‘Homeopathy’ as a medical science was discovered by Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, in 1790. Homeopathy, because of its safe, effective, permanent cure and non-violent approach in treatment, has spread all over the world. Even though many things played a role in the evolution and progress of Homeopathy, mainly two diseases helped Homeopathy to become popular in a big way:
Malaria - which helped for its birth and to postulate law of cures
Cholera – which showed the world the effectiveness of Homeopathy and thus helped its growth and spread.
(I hope this is not out of place to inform everyone that recently chikungunya had created a lot of awareness about Homeopathy for its effective and safe treatment. Many patients, who came to Homeopathy suffering from chikungunya complaints, now love to avail of homeopathic treatment for their other ailments too. Further, after their experience with smooth homeopathic approach and its nil side-effects, they recommend Homeopathy to their family also.)
Discovery of Homeopathy
The first inspiration for Homeopathy came to Dr Hahnemann in 1790, while he indulged in the translation of ‘A Treatise on the Materia Medica’, written by Scottish physician William Cullen. Here Cullen commented about the action of cinchona bark (quinine) in curing malaria/intermittent fevers as a remedy for agues and fevers because of its astringency. As a falling apple ignited Newton’s mind, Cullen’s comment on cinchona bark for malaria ignited Dr Hahnemann’s to discover Homeopathy.
Dr Hahnemann presumed that cinchona bark would have special characteristics against malaria since other astringent substances, which even have more astringency than cinchona bark, are in no way effective against malaria. He came up with the idea of ascertaining the action of the drugs which were claimed to be specific for that. He began to research on cinchona bark by self-administration.
He consumed 4 drahms of cinchona bark extract and analysed the development of toxic symptoms in his own body. He developed drowsiness, palpitations, fever, headache, skin rashes, extreme prostration, thirst with cold extremities and tremors. He suspects he developed symptoms similar to that of malaria. He finally concluded that cinchona bark is effective against malaria because of its capability of producing the same set of symptoms. Then, he slowly diluted the substances to reduce the toxicity, adjust the dose and combat the side-effects. He tried and confirmed the same with other medicinal substances and diseases.
With this fundamental, he postulates the law of cure, i.e., Similia Similibus Curentur – which means that ‘Let likes be treated by likes’. As a sufferer happened to have ‘similar sufferings’ during treatment, he coined the name ‘Homeopathy’ to describe the approach to healing. In Greek - homos means similar + pathos means suffering.
In 1831, during the outbreak of cholera epidemic, Hahnemann experienced one great triumph as a homeopathic practitioner. His way of approach and treatment helped in countless number of cases with simple medications. Effectiveness of Homeopathy in treating and controlling cholera created a lot of awareness about Homeopathy all over the world. By then, Dr Hahnemann had published several papers on the ‘Cure of the Asian Cholera’.
Further, one can recognise well the development of Homeopathy when they study the life history of Dr Hahnemann.
Discovery, evolution of Homeopathy
Why we are best
• We aim for Comfort First and Cure Next • You will be in safe hands experienced more than 25 years. • We can provide Best solution and Customized treatment plan for your sufferings. • You will be directly under the personal care of Chief Doctor and not with juniors. • As we had handled all sorts of cases in and abroad, we can guide you to choose effective treatment. • Further, if required to control the disease at the earliest and to be in safer side and in Incurable diseases, to improve quality of life, we can also advice you to integrate Homeopathy with Allopathy • Your treatment remains confidential with us by all means
You can always reach us @
Laxmi Homeo Clinic CLINIC ADDRESS : 24-E, New Mahalipatti Road, Madurai – 625001 Tamilnadu, India Clinic: (+)91-452-2338833 Cell: (+)91-98431-91011 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org BLOG: drcheena.blogspot.com, YOUTUBE:drcheena WEBSITES: www.drcheena.in, www.drcheena.org
Disclaimer: Laxmi Homeo Clinic is intending to make the people all over the world healthier through the power of information. Our health information and technologies can make a healthier tomorrow and better healthcare outcomes.
The contents of this column are for informational purpose only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional healthcare advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of healthcare professional for any health problem or medical condition.