History of homeopathy
The history of homeopathy begins with its founder Dr Samuel Hahnemann [1755-1843], a German physician who was a MD in conventional medicine .Dr Hahnemann coined the word homeopathy [HOMEOS means SIMILAR and PATHOS means SUFFERING in Greek] to refer the pharmacological principle ’the law of similars’.Although Hahnemann was a physician of conventional medicine he was dissatisfied with the prevailing interventional modalities and incurable nature of chronic diseases. During his time the conventional medicine followed treatment modalities like blood letting, venesections, leeching etc. As the wisdom of this genius was not in accord with these harmful methods he relentlessly searched for better remedies, did experiments in chemistry and pharmacology. He wrote
- The organon of medicine which describes the philosophical aspects of homeopathy and pharmacology.
- Materia medica pura
- The chronic diseases