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 The Natural Law

Origins of homeopathy

German doctor Samuel Hahnemann discovered homoeopathy [the original spelling] in the nineteenth century when trying to come up with a healthy cure for sickness that did not involve such toxic ingredients and heroic compounds as were being used at the time. Around this time Hahnemann embarked on a famous experiment involving the use of a Peruvian bark CINCHONA OFFICINALIS or China which contains quinine for use in the treatment of malaria. Scottish physician Cullen had suggested that the only use of this was due to it's tonic action on the stomach. Hahnemann however was sceptical of this theory and after boiling up four drachms of the substance and proceeding to drink it for several day's he found he began to suffer from the awful symptom's of malaria aching joint's, sweating and a high fever. After he ceased usage of this tonic he found that all symptoms stopped immediately. Determining that although this remedy can treat malaria in an infected person it can also bring on the symptoms in a healthy person. ''Like cures like'' once said by Samuel Hahnemann, natural substances that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can work to treat those same symptoms in a sick person. Hahnemann later described this as the natural law, as above so below, as without so within, the hermetic philosophy. Hahnemann desribed how symptoms first manifest themselves and then later can if left untreated move on to effect vital organs and eventually the brain the most important part of our body [we will be providing more information on this and the philiosophy of homoeopathy in coming weeks]. Many other experiments have been conducted since the China experiment and homoeopathy is continually being proved to be one of the healthiest and an extremely successful treatment in all types of sickness.

The late, great founder of homoeopathy Samuel Hanhemann


The difference between homeopathic and all pathic medicine

Conventional (allopathic) medicine almost always relies on treating a patient’s physical symptoms of illness. This treatment can often presume that a person’s symptoms need to be controlled or supressed. Remebering that eradicating the symptoms of someones illness does not illiminate the cause.

When treating a patient homeopathy is a process that observes a patient and takes in to account information gathered on a person as a whole in relation to all aspects of ones life currently and previously and then determines the underlying disturbance. This process can be somewhat intricate and wherein the homeopath attempts to discover where the flow of energy in the body has been blocked or impeded many symptoms and signals are taken in to account including whether a person seeks out the hot or cold, voice quality, temperament, expressions, body posture etc.. . Each signal/symptom offered by the patient can be thought of as a clue to determine the correct remedy.

When all of the information about the patient’s physical, mental and emotinal symptoms have been taken in to account then the search for the correct treatment begins. Unlike allpathic medicine the homeopath’s goal is not to treat the symptoms of illness, but to erradicate the problem by stimulating the body’s natural curative powers. This is the reason for obtaining such a detailed analysis of the patient which will often involve strange types of questions about your life, general health and personality never taken into account by a doctor of allpathic medicine who prefers not only to treat symptoms but treat almost all people with the same illness, the same way not remebering that all people are individuals who have lived different lives and have different requirements. A homeopathic remedy will encourage ones body to return to a natural state of balance without nasty side effects and chemicals and if a remedy is not effective an alternative can be tried without having to worry about all the effects of a pharmecutical drug.

James Tyler Kent whos contribution to the foundation stages of homeopathy should not be overlooked emphasised the metaphysical and clinical aspects of Hahnemanns teachings. Modern medicine believes that in general disease is caused by bacteria and viruses whereas Kent was said the microbe is not the cause of disease but the effect, some homeopaths still believe this today.

Traditionally homeopathy applies one remedy at a time. With the correct remedy you will expirience not only a disapperance of symptoms but also a stronger general immunity and a better sense of well being.


Pictured above Arnica Montana one of the most commonly used homeopathic remedies


What is the Materia Medica?

The china experiment described in origins of homeopathy was followed by many others over a number of years. Healthy patients were administered remedies such as mercury, belladonna and rhubarb the patients then kept a diary recording their physical and mental symptoms including for example what time of day and in what weather a symptom may have been aggravated, patients were encouraged to be as detailed as possible. The patients were known as provers. The first proving results were known as the Fragmenta de viribus and contained the results for 27 different remedies, the next results known as the materia medica pura contained 65 remedies. Hundreds of remedies have since been tested in this manner and continue to be until this day. 


Do Homeopathic Remedies work as a Placebo? 

This question is often asked and to answer this question we must return to the early stages of homeopathy. Samuel Hahnemann began to notice from the start that the remedies he was administering were causing side effects that were sometimes even worse than the benefits in a remedy’s concentrated state [the mother tincture] so he decided to dilute the remedies however this also diluted the benefits. This forced Hanemann to come up with a solution, by chance he found that if he successed the diluted remedy [‘ie, shook] he could not only eliminate the unwanted side effects but he could actually enhance the curative powers. This process known as potenisation made remedies stronger. Although there are various different strengths [potencies] of remedies, we frequently use remedies that have been diluted to such an extent that it is barely conceivable that they contain enough of the original to have an effect however they continue to prove powerful and successful medicines. We are still just beginning to understand what happens at the successive stage.

Homeopathy is increasingly being used by not only members of the public but also doctors, surgeons, dentists, various other physicians, practioners and veterinary surgeons and proves itself to work time and time again. Homeopathic remedies are used everyday by adults, children, babies and animals and continue to provide successful results surely these patients [animals and babies included] are not all supported and cured by a placebo effect although one can’t deny that, that theory may be satisfactory to a pharmaceutical industry who’s medications are still far from side effect free unlike homeopathy which continues to restore ones health without undesired effects.

When being questions on the effectivness of homeopathy James Tyler Kent once said that if a homeopathic remedy did not cure a patient it was simply the wrong choice of remedy therefor being rectified by finding the right one, at which point the questioner asked why did he  simply not suggest more strongly to the patient that the remedy being administered was the most effective for the cause. Kent replied that he suggested effectiveness upon the administration of every remedy but improvement was only seen with the correct one.


Strength of homeopathic remedies 

The process of dilution and succession of a remedy from its original form is known as potenization, resulting dilutions come in different potencies. Homeopathic remedies are sourced from a herculian range of substances including all three kingdoms of nature animal, mineral and vegetable, for example pyrogen is made from decomposed meat, apis from the bee, thyrodinium from the human thyroid gland and lac human from breast milk. Rhus tox is derived from poision ivy and Sepia comes from the ink of a cuttlefish.

There are different scales of dilution amongst those the most common is known as the centesimal scale,  one out of a hundred. The potencies in this scale are shown in figures [6, 12, 30, 200] which indicate how many times a remedy has been diluted.

Roman numerals are abbreviated to show higher potencies such as 10m [10,000 dilutions of one in one hundred] Remedies when not in liquid form are prepared by coating the surface on an inert material such as lacrouse


                      Pictured above atropa belladonna otherwise known as deadly nightshade


What Strength remedy should I choose? 

As a guideline acute symptoms will respond well to a high potency such as 30 or 200.

A condition that takes longer to heal or when someone very sickly, will respond better to a lower potency.

Once you begin to understand how homeopathy works you will better know how to administer which potency however at first err on the side of caution especially in doubt and use a lower potency. 

How to take homeopathic remedies 

When taking homeopathic remedies you can do so in a liquid form though most often homeopathic remedies are taken in the form of a tablet either made from sucrose or lactose. The tablets should be placed in the mouth under the tongue and allowed to dissolve without over handling beforehand. Various things such as coffee, toothpastes containing mint [or any mint infact] and smoking must be avoided before and after to achieve the desired results. 




Do homeopathic remedies have side effects? 

Homeopathic remedies as described above are very safe and extremely diluted which is what makes the use of remedies such as belladonna [deadly night shade] possible, there is not enough detectable residue of a substance left inside a patient to do any harm.

If an incorrect remedy is chosen the patient will not respond however they will not suffer any unwanted side effects providing the remedy is not constantly repeated.






About Us

After many years of working with animals and seeing the effect that pharmaceutical drugs had upon their general immunity in a lifetime [which is of course much easier to observe than that of a humans, being a much longer time to try to observe ]even upon the effect of the next generation I decided to look into natural alternatives to their ailments and stumbled upon homeopathy and found the results not only complimentary but also longer lasting and without side effects, so naturally when I started my  own family homeopathy was the only option, my own children have never to this day received allpathic medicine during illness allowing them to strengthen their own natural immunity and therefore I believe fallen ill far less frequently and recovered much quicker when they have become ill. When necessary I have used homeopathic remedies to help them to combat illness and rather than simply masking their symptoms as described in [the difference between homeopathic and allpathic medicine] the remedies have actually helped their body to recover and rebalance itself. For example most of us will suffer from at least one cold each year; some of us will take various cold remedies, throat lozenges, paracetamol etc...Not only will these compounds mask the symptoms of our cold but in time they will affect the general immunity of the patient especially over many years such as in cases where drugs as described above are administered by well meaning parents to a young baby and then taken right through into adulthood. Just recently huge concerns were raised about the amount and the effect of cold and flu remedies on babies and young children.

Many years ago it was common place to use natural alternatives such as belladonna amongst others to treat illness such as the common cold and natural remedies were common knowledge. The information on how to treat ourselves and our families naturally is no longer passed down from generation to generation and instead we rely on doctors and chemists to prescribe us allpathic drugs which I must reiterate do not come without risks up to and including death a bold however none the less true statement.


I would like to do my part in helping to encourage others to see there is an alternative that can be very complimentary and even far more cost effective than allpathic medicine, which is why I have designed this site. I will work hard to make available as much information as possible on homeopathy and its benefits to one’s health as I can including most commonly used remedies and how to administer, remedies for families, children and animals as pets are part of our families, such as first aid to keep in stock at all times, information on the most recent studies and homeopathic news.


We hope that we can help you find not only a constantly updated source of information but also somewhere you can purchase remedies affordably and have them delivered directly to your door.


We will also be making available other natural alternatives such as tea tree oil, propolis [see our propolis page] Bach flower remedies and natural toothpastes [sometimes necessary when using homeopathic remedies but either way extremely effective and free from harmful ingredients], mouthwashes, shampoos and various cosmetic products. We will not be adding products simply for profit, we will only be adding products that we have used ourselves or done a large amount of research on.


Remember we are currently in the early stages of setting up the site and we will be adding new information and products daily so please keep checking back. Should you fall upon a problem, have a question or require a remedy you don’t see in our store just drop us an email and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we possibly can. In the meantime enjoy your time here and do visit us again.                                            









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