Homeopathy continues to cause discussion, but increasingly integrated scenarios are opening up in which space is given to non-conventional medicines for the care and well-being of people.
When we talk about homeopathy, all kinds of comments are unleashed, opinions more or less supported by scientific studies and reviews, interests of all kinds. Perhaps this discipline is one of the few that still manages to generate so many conflicts around the world.
The father of Homeopathy was the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the mid-1700s, who had the constancy to deepen the intuition of Hippocrates relating to the “similia similibus curantur“, the similar cures the similar and with initial empirical evidence on the use of quinine for malaria, precisely on himself, a healthy subject, he saw that after the intake the typical symptoms of malaria appeared.
He then worked programmatically and scientifically on the doses and developed diluted and dynamized remedies to preserve the healing message of the active ingredient and to enhance it energetically with shaking.
He thus arrived at the preparation of remedies with infinitesimal doses of active ingredient, which today are increasingly specialized and deal not only with treating the symptom of the disorder, but above all with the “soil“, that is, the general condition of the patient who contributed to the onset of the disease, to correct the imbalances.
Homeopathy, another medicine?
Homeopathy in some countries is among the non-conventional medicines, with the exception of Switzerland which since 2017 has counted it among the conventional medicines, France which officially recognized it in 1965, the United Kingdom in 1945, and Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands.
This is a small success that bodes well for recognition in wider systems and in more and more countries. The spread of homeopathy, of those who treat themselves with homeopathy and of homeopathic doctors is really vast.
Of course we are still very far from realities such as France, Germany and Switzerland, where there are real hospital centers of integrated medicine, where if conditions allow, treatments are implemented in respect of the global health of the individual, his type and the psychological sphere, adopting natural remedies, ranging from phytotherapeutics to homeopathics.
The homeopathic doctor
The health figure who practices the profession of homeopath must necessarily be a doctor, since in any case we are talking about medicine, conventional or unconventional, and therefore a “medical act”.