The pioneer
What is Homeopathy?

The pioneer of Homeopathy was Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German doctor who became disillusioned with the medicine practised between 1780 and 1843.(These methods included bleeding, purging, blistering and cupping). A period of self- experimentation reinforced his theories on health and healing which he called the Law of Similars, or Like Cures Like stating.

"A substance that produces a certain set of symptoms in a healthy person has the power to cure a sick person manifesting the same symptoms."

Hahnemann first experimented with Cinchona, or Peruvian bark, a natural source of quinine used by South American Indians to treat fevers, particularly those associated with malaria. He found that a dose taken whilst in good health made him feverish; the South American Indians were already treating themselves in the way of similars.