What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars. The truth of this law has been verified experimentally and clinically for the last 200 years.
How does homeopathy differ from conventional medicine?
Very simply, homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body to recover itself.
What are the medicines?
Homeopathic medicines are drug products made by homeopathic pharmacies in accordance with the processes described in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States -the official manufacturing manual recognized by the FDA.
How are the remedies prescribed?
The selection of any homeopathic remedy is made on the totality of the symptoms presented by the patient. Any remedy may be used for any condition if the symptoms generated by the the remedy match the symptoms experienced by the patient.
Left: Samuel Hahanemann, the great physician who was almost solely responsible for the discovery and development of homeopathy, located in our nation’s capital.
History and legal status in the United States
Homeopathy was brought to the United States (beginning in 1825) by several doctors who had studied in Europe. They, in turn, converted other doctors to homeopathic practice. Slowly schools were established, and a medical organization was formed. By the mid-1800’s, several medical colleges existed that taught homeopathy, including the New England Female Medical College, the first medical school in the U.S. to admit women.