Homoeopathy simply means treating diseases with remedies, prescribed in minute doses, which are capable of producing symptoms similar to the disease when taken by healthy people.
According to the law of ‘SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURENTUR’, the symptoms of a diseased person can be cured by administration of a drug that has been proved to produce a similar set of symptoms in a healthy human being. For example, it is a well-known fact that all human beings experience irritation of eyes while cutting onions. These symptoms are very similar to the symptoms experienced during conjunctivitis.
Now, according to the Homoeopathic Law of 'Like Cures Likes', a remedy prepared from onions can definitely cure the symptoms of conjunctivitis.
How is Homoeopathy different from Allopathy?
- While Homeopathy believes in curing the sick on the basis of the Law of Similar, Allopathy does not follow any particular law.
- Allopathy believes in finding out the cause of the disease, Homeopathy believes in stimulating the 'vital human energy' to annihilate the disease in the body.
- Allopathy associates diseases with particular parts of the body like tissues and organs. But, Homeopathy gives the treatment to a 'whole', not restricted to the local parts of the body. This 'constitutional treatment' adheres to treating the patient in entirety. After analyzing and evaluating a detailed history about the physical symptoms as well as the mental characteristics of a patient, the Homeopath deduces an 'individuality' of the patient on the basis of which he prescribes a constitutional remedy.
- Allopathy prescribes multiple drugs for multiple problems, but Homeopathy needs only a single remedy at a time, that too in minimum possible dosages.