The theory of homeopathy was developed by the Saxon physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). Homeopathy calls for treating “like with like” (law of similars). The practitioner considers the totality of symptoms of a given case. He or she then chooses a remedy that has been reported in a homeopathic proving to produce a similar set of symptoms in healthy subjects. This remedy is usually given in extremely low concentrations prepared according to a procedure known as potentisation, because it is held that this process gives higher dilutions more therapeutic power.
Homeopathy today includes over 2000 different herbal, animal and mineral substances and Nosodes (homeopathic remedies, which are prepared from diseased tissues or secretions of the body, such as the Tuberkulinum). You can be administered as a single – or Komplexmittel. The choice of the individual right is at homeopathy by individual means, “Classical homeopathy” (simile) crucial to the healing process. The exercise requires a sound education, sufficient experience and above all an incoming case-taking.