Who Invented Homeopathy?

Who Invented Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an energetic medicine, using natural substances in a highly diluted form, which stimulate a healing reaction in the body. And yes, it's very safe for your animals!


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Homeopathy is an energetic medicine, using natural substances in a highly diluted form, which stimulate a healing reaction in the body. And yes, it's very safe for your animals!

I’ve previously written about the beginnings of homeopathy; but I want to go into more detail about the life of the man who had a vision for a new medicine and how he was able to rise to the calling.

I have used homeopathy for most of my 42 years in veterinary practice with results that amaze me every day. Let me explain…

Homeopathy is an energetic form of medicine. This makes it very different from pharmaceutical or herbal medicines, which are based on physical substances.

Homeopathic medicines are made from plant, mineral, or animal products. They are prepared in FDA regulated pharmacies, and formulated using a process of dilution and dynamization (aka potentization). These subtle but powerful energetic procedures link homeopathic medicines more to quantum physics and the emerging field of nano-pharmacology than to the mass production of chemical pharmacy.

So now let’s focus on the man who did the most to bring this elegant medicine into full birth; and our journey begins in late-1700’s Germany.

A very disturbed physician

If you were an aristocratic royal living in Germany 200 years ago, you might have had Dr. Samuel Hahnemann as your physician and chemist. It was the wealthy who had the medical libraries, and doctors used those books to help patients heal. The poor folk had no official doctors; but instead went to herbalists and barber/surgeons.

Dr. Hahnemann was highly respected for his treatments. His skills in the preparation of chemical formulas were very precise. Doctors of his time had to make their own medicines — no Big Pharma to do all the lab work! But the good doctor grew more and more disgruntled by the crude and barbaric treatments common to his time. Many of those practices included letting blood until the patient fainted, giving oral doses of mercury until the patient’s teeth fell out or they went mad, drilling holes in the cranium (trephining) to allow the ‘bad spirits’ of mental disorders to escape, and blistering the skin with resins applied to sticks and implanted under the skin. Far too many of these treatments either seriously weakened or even killed the patient.

This was not acceptable to Dr. Hahnemann, to say the least. He couldn’t condone or perform these standard practices any longer; so he did what any fed-up, passionate person would do — he decided to leave a lucrative medical practice with 11 children to feed! Some would say he was insane. And you can only imagine what his wife had to say the day he came home with the “honey, I’m quitting my job” news!

But really, he had no other choice, since he was unwilling to return to a medical system he knew was harming more than helping. Fluent in seven languages, he took a job translating medical texts. How he actually performed this job gives new meaning to the phrase: “working remote from home.” You can imagine him, as it’s described, sitting in a far corner of his family’s small one-room home reading medical books by candlelight. Remember: he had walked away from a super lucrative job working for royals.

In his reading he kept coming across references to the idea of ‘like cures like’, and filed that concept away in his mind. These references dated all the way back centuries, to Hippocrates and Paracelsus — brilliant doctors of their time.

Kindred spirits

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