The History and How-to’s of Homeopathy

Homeopathy refers to a type of medicine that was developed by German physician, Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 and is still in use today. While conducting research he realized that while a large amount of a specific substance could cause a health condition in the body (example poison ivy), a minuscule amount of the same substance could create a healing reaction.

As Dr. Hahnemann conducted more trials, he found that hundreds of conditions could be treated with homeopathy and outlined his findings for other physicians to use in a book called Materia Medica.

Today, homeopathy is available to the general public for home use and can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions. Allergies, asthma, eczema, fever, coughs, arthritis, warts, even trauma and anxiety are just a few, the list goes on and on. Homeopathic doctors treat all kinds of chronic issues including high blood pressure, depression and asthma to name a few.

Homeopathic medicine is used extensively in Germany as well as in 40 out of the 42 European countries. In fact 30% of Europe’s population use homeopathy as their day-to-day-health care. It’s also popular in other countries around the world. In India, 100 million citizens use it as their sole source of medical care and several countries including Switzerland, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Brazil and Chile include the use homeopathy in their national health systems.

In America we have a largely unknown, forgotten history with homeopathy. It was introduced to America by Hans Burch Gram, a Dutch immigrant, in 1825 and became more popular as German homeopaths immigrated to the U.S.

Homeopathy continued to grow in popularity through the 1800’s and many prestigious doctors recognized its benefits. Towards the end of the century there were 22 homeopathic medical colleges and 100 homeopathic hospitals in the U.S. In 1844, these doctors formed the first medical national organization, The American Institute of Homeopathy.

Doctors not practicing homeopathy were called orthodox physicians. In 1846 these doctors created their own medical society, The American Medical Association (still in existence today). One its first actions was to purge itself of any doctor who used homeopathy.

There had been a growing conflict between the two factions. The AMA was threatened by homeopathy’s more integrative approach as well as the fact that the middle to upper classes preferred homeopathy. By 1855, the AMA had set a new mandate that orthodox practitioners would lose their license to practice if they even consulted with a homeopathic physician, calling homeopaths “irregular doctors”.

In 1910, the Flexner report, supported by the AMA, was released. Its guidelines reshaped the US medical system. Colleges should adhere to only “mainstream science”, curriculums should teach orthodox medicine only and only graduates from colleges teaching orthodox medicine would be licensed to practice medicine. By 1923, only 2 homeopathic colleges would remain in the U.S.

These new restrictions combined with heavy funding for orthodox colleges and the new medical model of physicians spending only a few minutes with each patient, caused steep decline in homeopathic physicians in this country.

The popularity of homeopathy saw a resurgence in popularity beginning in the 1970, with individuals beginning to educate themselves and use homeopathy at home. By the 1980s, there were over 1000 homeopathic practitioners in the U.S., up from only 100 in the ’70. Naturopathic colleges started to bring homeopathy back into the curriculum by the 1990s. Conventional doctors started to consider the benefits of homeopathy and there are now several training programs available for doctors.

The best news about homeopathy’s resurgence is the opportunity for lay people to use these remedies to benefit their health. It is wonderful way to correct health conditions in a completely natural way with no side effects. It is also a great alternative to over-the-counter medications.

To learn more about homeopathic remedies and how to use them join me for me for one of my upcoming classes:


Southgate – Asher School
2 Hour Class Monday February 25 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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