Homeopathy is based on the universal principle that "like cures like", or "that which makes sick shall heal". In 1796, Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, chemist and linguist coined the term Homeopathy from Latin, which means "similar suffering."

For example, suppose a person has hay fever, with watery eyes and burning nasal discharge. Whereas an antihistamine would suppress the symptoms, the remedy Allium Cepa (made from red onion), prepared in a high homeopathic dilution, would stimulate the healing process through the Law of Similars. Suppose a person can't sleep because of an overactive mind: Coffea (made from the coffee bean) could naturally promote a restful sleep.

Hippocrates stated that there are two ways to cure: by opposites and by similars--and that the way of similars is preferable. Hahnemann, 2000 years later, was well aware of the law of similars and devoted his life to discovering the true nature of disease and healing. He ingeniously created the science and art of Homeopathy as we know it today.

Law of Similars

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843)