The fundamental principles of Homeopathy were established by German researcher Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 when he validated the concept of ‘like cures like’. He conducted series of experiments on himself and a group of volunteers to find the efficacy of this theory and came out victor along with the facts to authenticate his theory. An essential adjunct of dilutions and succussions was also developed to develop the practical cures and treatments in homeopathy in accordance with the principle of ‘like cures like’ which forms the scientific basis of homeopathy as is practiced today around the world.
Mehta Homeo Clinic also practices that same fundamental concept and follows the authentic principles of homeopathy as laid down by Hahnemann!
At the time of documentation of the homeopathic principles and theories by S. Hahnemann, the scientific community got skeptical about the claims made by him, terming the theory as contradictory! According to Hahnemann, the symptoms caused by a particular substance in the human body could be effectively treated by small and regulated doses of the same substance. He suggested the concept of dilutions for determining such doses that need to be administered at regular intervals. He was inspired from his finding when he found that taking quinine as extracted from the cinchona bark induced malaria symptoms in him while the same drug also offered to treat malaria! He then conducted several experiments to validate his findings on a scientific basis.
The core scientific theory involved in ‘like cures like’ principle is that the body is stimulated through the diluted intake of a particular substance and thus develops a self healing mechanism that is very generic and effective. Homeopathy has been in practice for past 200 years and has been evidenced through dedicated results in favor of the patients who found cures for various diseases and conditions.
The process of manufacturing homeopathic medicines is a strictly guarded one and dilutions cum succussions are done as per definite and standard protocols of homeopathy to ensure the best formulations that deliver precise results. Almost the entire production of homeopathic medicines is done by the leading brands in their world class laboratories and these remedies come labeled with specific potencies which are the functions of dilution cycles undertaken. Take an example of a dilution with a 6c label on it. This means that it has undergone six levels of consecutive dilutions wherein every time one part of medicine has been mixed with 99 parts of water or alcohol. It is important to note that as the dilution cycles increase and potency or the strength also increases!