Homeopathy was first mentioned by Hippocrates (462–377 BC), but it was a German Physician, Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843), who established Homeopathy’s basic principles:
• Law of similarity
• Direction of cure
• Principle of single remedy
• The theory of minimum diluted dose
• The theory of chronic disease
In Homeopathy, diseases are treated with remedies that in a healthy person would produce symptoms similar to those of the disease. Rather than fighting the disease directly, medicines are intended to stimulate the body to fight the disease. By the latter half of the 19th century, Homeopathy was practiced throughout Europe as well as in Asia and North America.
Homeopathy has been integrated into the national health care systems of many countries, including India, Mexico, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. While Homeopathy enjoys popular support in many countries, it almost disappeared in the United States in the 1920s, due largely to the efforts of the pharmaceutically controlled medical establishment.
Today, however, more and more people are turning to this safe, non-toxic alternative form of treatment. Homeopathy is presently enjoying a worldwide renaissance, and the Los Angeles School of Homeopathy helps meet the growing need for competently trained Homeopaths.