Homeopathy doctors practice a highly systematized method of medical therapeutics and clinical evaluation. The tern ‘homeopathy” is derived from the Greek word homeos, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering. The medicines used by homeopathy doctors are chosen according to the “law of similars” (the concept of like curing like), a fundamental homeopathic principle based upon the observed relationship between a medicine’s ability to produce a specific constellation of signs and symptoms inn a health individual and the same medicine’s ability to cure a sick patient with similar signs and symptoms. This principle was first recognized by Hippocrates, who noticed that herbs given in low doses tended to cure the same symptoms they produced when given in toxic doses.

Vitalism

Homeopathy doctors view disease to arise from inherent or developed weaknesses in the patient’s defence mechanism, creating a susceptibility to morbid influences such as bacteria, viruses, environmental toxic factors and so on. William Boyd, in his textbook of Pathology, discusses the limitations of the causal approach to disease.

“We must admit, however unwillingly, that we seldom or never really know the cause of anything. Many a beautiful idea has been slain by the ugly fact. We merely note a constant association with one thing always following another. We say that the tubercle bacillus is the cause of tuberculosis. That is merely another way of saying that the bacillus is associated with a constant type of lesion; it is no explanation of how the lesions are produced by the bacillus. Nor does it explain why some persons and animals are susceptible to infection while others are immune.”

Homeopathy doctors reject the method of testing drugs by studying their effects on the sick as haphazard and unreliable, particularly since the results being sought are often only symptomatic relief rather than eradication of the disease state. Drugs have different effects in animals and humans. Pig can eat strychnine in quantities which would immediate kill humans. Dogs eat Aconitum, a deadly poison to humans.

Homeopathy doctors practice a method of specific induction of non-specific resistance, which stimulates the body’s inherent defences and self-regulatory mechanisms, rather than, by taking over a function of the body, initiating dependency on the medicine itself.

Water carries the homeopathic information

The most cogent demonstration of the physical properties of homeopathic preparations has been the work of Shui-Yin Lo PhD. Dr Lo, a particle physicist, has demonstrated that stable rigid structures, which he calls IE structures, can be formed in water molecules by electric dipole moment, which can conform to solutes in water. Dr Lo was able to demonstrate that homeopathic preparations bring about a unique structure in water, called IE crystals, which were stable at room temperature and heat-resistant.