The history of homeopathy

Homeopathic treatments are part of alternative or integrative medicine, and like much of integrative medicine it has historical roots. Homeopathy was developed by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann in 1790. The methodology behind his invention was “like cures like”, roughly meaning that whatever is causing particular symptoms could also help cure the symptoms. The other principle to Hahnemann’s homeopathy was a process of diluting called succession, where he believed the more the treatment was diluted the more powerful it would be.

Homeopathic remedies today are so diluted down that they hardly contain any of the original substance.

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