The history of homeopathy begins with the German physician Hahnemann, who led the four basic principles of homeopathy and applied them in practice. However, if you take a close look into the past, we can see that the first assumption is that this needs to be treated like (the basic principle of homeopathy), expressed Hippocrates.
The history of homeopathy - was there anything to Hahnemann?
The first two main principles of treatment of diseases were formed by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates in the 5th century BC It is "like cures like" and "opposite treated the opposite." Today, these two principles are two approaches to the treatment of patients - homeopathic and allopathic (approach of conventional medicine).
For several centuries after Hippocrates developed only allopathic treatment approach. It was only in the 16th century, the eminent German physician Paracelsus has contributed to the development of homeopathy. He was known by Hippocrates formulated the principle of treating like with like, and therefore for the treatment of rheumatism
Rheumatic fever - are possible complications of heart
Who often develop hypothermia in the water, he used the bark of the willow - tree growing near the water. The success of such treatment can not be overlooked. So for the first time it opened the medicine, the active substance is acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
The four principles of homeopathy S. Hahnemann
At the end of the 18th century German physician Hahnemann published the results of their research on homeopathy, and fourteen years after his book was published "Organon of the Medical Art". In this book, Hahnemann displays the four basic principles of classical homeopathy
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Which homeopaths around the world still hold: such should be treated similarly and must be treated with only one drug, the dose should be the minimum necessary to carry out the potentiation (breeding) homeopathic medicines.
Hahnemann was a true enthusiast of the business, he conducted tests of homeopathic drugs on himself and his family, including children. Therefore, he was able to make a real revolution in medicine in those years. And since in those days there was no highly effective drugs that we have today, homeopathic treatment often seemed a miracle.
But Hahnemann did not stop there, he progressed in his studies further. One of the most revolutionary of his conclusions was that the higher the dilution of homeopathic medicine, the lower the concentration of the active principle and the efficiency of its action.
Most of the doctors of that time could not understand this conclusion and therefore Hahnemann showered criticism. Hahnemann to expose him was sent talented young Austrian scientist K. Goering. He had to carefully study the teachings of Hahnemann, find the weak spots and leave them standing. K. Goering reacted to the instruction very seriously: he studied the work of Hahnemann, but did not refute it - he became a disciple and follower of Hahnemann.
In the future, it K. Goering continued to study effects on the patient's ultra-low doses of homeopathic medicines
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. In addition, he led the law disappearance of symptoms in the patient's recovery, which was called the law of Hering. This law is true not only for the homeopathic treatment, but also for other natural methods of healing based on the activation of the body's vitality. By law, Goering recovery should take place from the more important vital organs vital to the equally important, from the inside outwards, from top to bottom and the reverse of the appearance of symptoms.
The development of homeopathy S. Hahnemann after
During the life of Hahnemann, homeopathy is widely used in Europe, and then came to Russia. Most of his contemporaries who had to deal with this treatment, initially were skeptical, but after they witnessed the effectiveness of such treatment, their opinion is reversed. Homeopathic remedies, even treated cholera patients during an epidemic which broke out in the first half of the 19th century.
Since that time in Russia came the first homeopathic pharmacy, has been translated into Russian, a number of works on homeopathy (including "Organon of the Medical Art"), and after twenty years began to publish a monthly magazine "Homeopathic treatment". In the second half of the 19th century in St. Petersburg began working Homeopathic Hospital.
After the revolution, there was an attempt to declare homeopathy
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reactionary doctrine, however, the ban on it was not followed, and continued to be used homeopathy. The second attempt was the same in 1968, but was also not supported. In 1990 it was created the Russian homeopathic society that marked the rebirth of homeopathy, and in 1995 the use of homeopathy in Russia was officially allowed.
Nowadays, homeopathy is experiencing a new upsurge, which is associated with the growing interest of doctors and patients to the gentle treatment methods. However, today homeopathy is not only followers, but also enemies.