I’d like to start of my speech with a couple of pictures (Slide 2). How many people do you know that suffer from a disease or illness? Or do you yourself suffer from a disease or illness of some sort?. Has the thought ever crossed your mind that the prescriptions given by your doctor for your illness is trustworthy or maybe there’s an alternate method for which you don’t have to take potent drugs? Homeopathic remedies should always be used during a person’s daily life as they provide many benefits.
Today I will be discussing the background on homeopathy, it’s preparations and treatments, and its benefits.Homeopathy is a procedure of surrogate medicine that creates the outcomes of a illness in healthy people that would cure similar outcomes in ill people. (Slide 3) According to Samuel Hahnemann, the creator of homeopathy, he discovered that the effects of drugs caused symptoms in healthy individuals comparable to those of the diseases that they heal. Homeopathy was most relevant in the 19th century.
It was introduced to the U.S. in 1825 by Hans Birch Gram and 10 years later the first homeopathic school was established and the American Institute of Homeopathy was built in 1845. Later on in the late 19th century to early 20th the treatments of homeopathy started to fade as scientists such as James Young Simpson and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
stated that small doses of homeopathic medicine wouldn’t save lives and that it was an outrage to human rationale. During the mid to late 20th century though, homeopathic medicine made a came back as The FDA Act of 1938 considered it to be drugs. From then on, sales of homeopathic companies increased substantially. Now that we discussed the history of homeopathy, let’s see how it is prepared and treated. Methods of preparation of homeopathic medicines used today by many scientists derive from the early teachings of Samuel Hahnemann, Slide 4.
The process of creating homeopathic remedies as stated by Michael Quinn at the Hahnemann Laboratories includes: (Slide 5) Selection of raw material, trituration of raw material if insoluble in water or alcohol, preparation of liquid potencies by dilution and succussion, medication of blank pellets with liquid potencie, drying of medicated pellets, and packaging of medicated pellets in vials for use by homeopathic doctors for their patients, and by individuals for themselves and their families. Homeopathic remedy treatments are divided by 3 principles, according to homeopathyusa.org. The first principle is let likes cure like meaning that a patient is processed to show emotional, physical, and psychological characteristics. After that the homeopathic specialists creates a remedy which is corresponding to the patient’s characteristics and symptoms.
The second principle is known as the minimum dose which calls for a homeopathic specialist to create a remedy that is high in potent therefore maximizing the therapeutic effect with minimal side effects.