What is homeopathy?

What Does homeopathy Mean

The homeopathy is a system that is used for the treatment of diseases , based on delivering small doses of substances that, in a larger amount, generate symptoms similar or identical to those intended to combat .

Considered as part of alternative medicines , homeopathy was developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the late 18th century . Starting from the idea that "the similar can cure the similar" , Hahnemann argued that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in a healthy individual serves to cure those same symptoms in a sick subject. Thus he laid the foundations of homeopathy.

Many claim that homeopathy is a pseudoscience whose preparations have the same effect as a placebo . Others, on the other hand, claim that it is an effective therapeutic method.
Homeopathic treatments are developed through dilutions . Through a practice known as potentiation or dynamization , the homeopath dilutes a substance in distilled water or alcohol and then vigorously shakes it. This would allow, according to homeopathy, to activate the "vital energy" present in the diluted substance.
The preparation of homeopathic dilutions is carried out according to the repertoires , which are the reference books of homeopathy. The homeopath also takes into account other issues beyond the symptoms , such as the personality and the general psychological and physical state of the patient.
The "official" media often oppose homeopathy, stating that "it is important that it does not replace conventional medical practices , based on scientific knowledge." According to detractors of homeopathy, if a person stops going to the doctor to put their health in the hands of a specialist in these alternative practices, their life can be in serious danger.
But there is no absolute position, one that is impossible to refute with strong evidence, since despite the rejection that homeopathy has historically received, it continues to stand and function thanks to its millions of followers. This war between traditional medicine and homeopathy has been going on for a long time, as long as a couple of centuries, and precisely its detractors say that in all these decades no disease has been cured through its treatments , to which its defenders respond with stories opposite.
Among the numerous evidences on which the detractors of homeopathy rely is the fact that the remedies prepared by its specialists usually use ingredients that can also cause the same symptoms that they seek to make disappear. To cite a specific example, belladonna can be used to treat fever , which has the potential to cause fever .

The weight of science is undeniable: we trust the discoveries of medicine, astronomy, electronics and the automotive industry, among many other fields, as if they were absolute truths. Most people adore anything that is labeled "scientific" on its cover, but hardly anyone is knowledgeable enough to understand these topics or, more helpfully, express an opinion on them, even opposite to that of the scientists themselves.
The reasons that most people give for supporting traditional medicine and opposing homeopathy can be summed up in the phrase "because everyone says so" or, a shorter but no less rich version, "just because." In 2017, the Royal Spanish National Academy of Pharmacy itself , founded in 1737, declared that despite the controversial nature of this eternal battle between both disciplines, homeopathic therapies are rarely analyzed with scientific tools , for which the statements against them they lack the necessary weight to crush them definitively.

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