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There are three major principles observed in the field of homeopathy. These are: principle of similarities, principle of minimal dose and principle of singular remedy. Each of which proposes certain procedures that boil down into this: working on the symptoms is enough to bring health back into its order.
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann first proposed his comprehensive concepts on homeopathy in his book called Organon. His initial edition appeared during 1810 and was later supported by his last edition which is apparently published posthumously during 1842.
After 200 hundred years, the grounds he offered during his time are still useful today. In fact, many subsequent principles found today are still rooted on his book. This is not to say that homeopathy hasn’t improved but it’s because Dr. Hahnemann has found the root principles and are therefore confirmed by succeeding investigators.
So what happened after 200 years?
As expected there has been rampant progress in medical science which did not exclude homeopathic treatments. For several years, many homeopathic doctors have focused their studies and research on new substances and materials that could be part of the more comprehensive and more effective treatment using the principles as stated above.
In fact, due to the developments homeopathic doctors have now given new meanings and scopes to the field apart from what the pioneers have already provided. This only indicates that homeopathic doctors are not merely benefactors of the vast knowledge bit are also contributors in the expansion of what is known in this field.
There are several major differences in conventional and alternative medicine. Homeopathy, by the way, is included in the latter. Therefore, it is but likely that we could spot several differences between the people involved in these practices. If we are to closely look at the other roles of homeopathic doctors and those of the medical practitioners, we are likely to find the following observations:
The distinction lies in the differences of methodologies as covered by each field. The medical doctors, for one, view the human body as a battle ground for health and diseases. They have the tendency to focus o the disease and conditions themselves rather than on the symptoms which is a vital point in homeopathy. Conventional medical practitioners use techniques, parameters, methodologies and practices that are based on factual, statistically proven and scientifically documented researches.
There is nothing really bad in here. It just that it fails to see and target the other important factors, such is the case of focusing on discovering ultimate cures rather than individual treatments.
For homeopathic doctors, however, treatment must be holistic. The individual’s health is the main priority and treatment of the symptoms would provide the cures. Plus, the normal use of natural substances could get around the risk that patients would be running from when subjected to conventional forms of medicine.
Another major difference between homeopathic doctors and medical practitioners is the therapies or forms of treatment they use. Often, conventional medicine deal on surgeries and medications. However, with homeopathy, alternative forms of healing such as hypnosis, aromatherapy, acupuncture and the use herbs and minerals are offered to bring effects of healing.
It must be remember though that while both types of doctors portray major differences, they only have one basic task in mind- to bring health to whoever lacks it and to improve where there is health.