Homeopathy (=homoeopathy) is a branch of medicine originated in Germany in 1794, which is based on the principle of The Law of Similars. In a way, it is an advanced form of vaccination; whereby a substance which is capable of producing a disease like state is administered to the patient, but in a very minute dose, to cure the similar disease.
Homeopathy works much beyond vaccination. Here, the dose administered is unbelievably miniscule, which renders if absolutely harmless yet very powerful.
Contrary to the conventional medicine, the action of homeopathy is much safer, deeper acting, somewhat slower, and results much longer lasting by energizing the body's curative powers.
Homeopathy is amongst the youngest and latest medicines calling for more research and promotion.
There are theories on how exactly homeopathic medicine works. As supported in major clinical trials and in practice, it is believed to be working by stimulating body's own healing mechanisms.
For example, in case of diseases which are caused by infection, it seems to be working by stimulating the production of antibodies, defense blood cells, etc.
In cases of immune diseases, it seems to be working by correcting the immune mechanism.
In case of painful conditions, by activating body's anti-pain mechanisms.
Similarly, its action must be on the lines of being antispasmodic, anti-allergic, immuno-modulatory, anti-inflammatory, hormone stimulatory, anti-carcinogenic, etc.
Large scale studies alone will allow full exploration of this young science.
Homeopathy boasts of tremendous powers as a system of medicine.
Especially in case of chronic, long standing and recurring diseases like allergies, bronchitis, Chron's diseases, …..Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Vitiligo, etc, homeopathy offers results which can change the life of patients.
In the cases of allergic diseases like Asthma, urticaria, and the like, it can enhance body's immune mechanism is such as way that the body no more reacts in abnormal way by producing constricted bronchial tubes, abnormal release of histamine, spasm, inflammation, etc.
In cases of ulcerative diseases (like Ulcerative colitis), it leads the immune mechanism to enhance ulcer healing mechanism.
In cases of chronic infections (e.g. Hepatitis C ) it reduces the count and activities of viral.
This goes true for most chronic diseases.