Dr.Samuel Hahnemann, The father of Homeopathy was born in a small village in Germany. He was a reputed Physician of the Allopathic System of Medicine. He also attained M.D and he was the chief Consultant for the rulers of Germany and members of Royal Palace.
After a few years of practice he was disappointed by the mode of treatment adapted so called modern medicine, which was troubling the patient more than curing them by producing severe side effect. At last he took a strong decision to stop his practice even though he had a roaring practice in Germany and started translating medical literature and books into various languages. He was well versed in many languages including Arabic.
While translating Cullen’s Materia Medica a Medical book which holds the description of various diseases, its medicines and usage, He went through the page which stated that Cinchona cures malaria and in another page he found Cinchona produce Malaria like symptoms. The book said that “Cinchona cures malaria by its bitter taste in mouth and its toxic effect in stomach”. After going through this statement Dr.Hahnemann was confused and wanted to know the action of the drug. So he himself took the extract of cinchona, he was astonished by the action of the drug as it produced malaria like symptoms in him like shivering, raise of temperature, Etc Etc. Thereafter he wanted to test the healing factor of the medicine, so he reconfirmed the action of the drug by trying it in few malaria patients and the drug did wonder by curing the patient and that proved both the statements of Dr.Cullen. Later he conducted various experiments and finally came in to a conclusion that a disease is cured by medicines which are capable of producing similar disease symptom. So disease producing property is the disease curing property (ie) likes cure likes. And based on this fact he named the basic Homeopathic principle “Similia Similibus Curentur”.
Homeopathic system of medicine is a complete and efficient system for the physical, Emotional and mental ailments. Therefore any one can be benefited from it even before the proper diagnosis, as Homeopathy treats the patient not the so called diagnosed disease. This mode of treatment does not mean that diagnosis has no importance for a Homeopath, as a homeopath on should know the pathology, prognosis of disease for which investigations like biochemical examinations, radiological, endoscopical reports, pictures Etc are necessary which holds equal importance for accurate prescription.
Homeopathy has cured wide range of sufferings ranging from Behavioral disorders, Anxiety, phobias, All Allergic diseases, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Deficiency Disorders, Mal-absorption Syndromes, Nephrotic Syndromes, Down Syndromes, Menopausal Syndrome, Respiratory Disorders, Cardiac disorders, Brain disorders, Idiosyncrasy, Sports Injuries, Disorder like Tennis Elbow, Tendonitis, Calcaneal Spur, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriasis, Advanced disease like Cancer, Crohn’s disease, Chronic Renal Failure, Infertility etc.