Homeopathy is a form of healing that stimulates the natural tendency of the body to heal itself.
Homeopathic remedies work indirectly on the physical body, by correcting mental, emotional and psychic imbalances. Once these are rebalanced the natural forces of the body are released to help restore physical health and harmony. The correct homeopathic remedy releases the person's vitality to send healing energy where it is needed.
The word 'homeopathy' comes from the Greek, meaning 'similar suffering.' This became the basis of the law of similars - 'like cures like' - developed by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), the father of Homeopathy. Through experimentation on himself and his willing friends, he discovered that substances which cause symptoms in healthy people can cure symptoms in sick people For example: a substance that will cause an upset stomach and a headache in a healthy person, will cure an upset stomach and a headache in a person suffering with these symptoms.
Over time Hahnemann discovered through a method that become known as 'potentization', he could dilute the substances he was using more and more and still get the desired results. In fact, potentising substances released the subtle energies contained in each substance. These subtle energies then acted as catalysts on the subtle energies of the body, treating the body not only physically, but emotionally and mentally too. Potentisation transforms substances into homeopathic remedies. These remedies, when accurately matched to physical, emotional and mental symptoms, free up the vital forces of the body and restore it to health.