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Homeopathy - What is it? Part 1 (Teacher: Michael)

The Homeopathy is derived from two Greek meaning similar suffering and refers to a method of medical treatment based on a fundamental law which proved by experiment time and time again.

What is this law? It summed in the expression "Similia similibus curentur"-"Likes cured by likes". If a substance such as arsenic in a large dose to a healthy person, it produce certain symptoms such as bad stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhoea. This medicine then to treat sick who such symptoms, such as those suffering from food poisoning. It is that X-rays and radium produced cancer, and yet they more or less effectively in the treatment of this disease. This similarity of symptoms, not the smallness of the dose, as is popularly thought, is the basis of Homeopathy. It is that most often the homeopathic physician infinitely small doses because, generally speaking, these more effectively: but quite largish doses homeopathically.

The minute dose prescribed by the homeopathic physician, is not merely a dilution, or thinning , of the strong drug: it is what is called a potency, that is something possessing . The special method by which these doses prepared liberates a therapeutic , latent but not available in the crude substance. Thus, if a person is a quantity of plain mercury or quicksilver, it merely pass through the stomach and bowel and voided without having any effect. But if the mercury previously very finely divided by grinding strongly and for a time with some chalk, thus producing what is as grey powder it then act as an aperient when .

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