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What is the Law of Similars? Part 1

Homeopathy is a word which refers to using the Law of Similars to treat disease (see our other articles). But what is the Law of Similars? Initially, it was a phenomenon written about and used in practice over 2000 years ago by Hippocrates, the father of western medicine. He noticed that when applying a therapy that was similar to the symptoms of the disease, he was able to cure the illness.

Later, treatment by similars was rediscovered by Samuel Hahnemann, a world-renowned German physician and chemist. Through his research, experimentation, and medical experience he discovered that treatment by similars was a consistent, reproducible, phenomenon that can be relied on to treat patients effectively, because of this he called it the “Law of Similars.”

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