The name Homeopathy has been around since the 18th Century when it was coined by Samuel Hahnemann, although it’s claimed it was originally created by Hippocrates around 400BC.
Homeopathy is the use of tiny quantities of something to alert the body and help heal it of that same thing. Similar to the way that some innoculations work. For example the homeopathic remedy for a Bee Sting is ‘Apis’, which is made from a bee sting.
Homeopathy is available for specific problems, both for longstanding complaints and acute problems or first aid. This can be very useful for a wide application of problems from Teething babies to every day coughs and colds.
The founder of Homeopathy was Dr Samuel Hahnemann, he formulated the system of Homeopathy. Dr Samuel Hahnemann was a German Physician and scientist while practicing medicine that was founded on treatments that involved, bleeding, cauterising and mercury treatment he became disillusioned by the medical practices of his time. Hahnemann was translating a medical text in 1790 written by Cullen, it was a Materia Medica he found a passage that claimed Cinchona bark could cure “Marsh Fever” (malaria).
His scientist/ physician mind had to know more, so he started to dose himself with an extract if cinchona bark (which contains quinine) and noting how he felt over the next couple of days. He found that he gradually started to develop the symptoms of malaria, one after the other, but he actually did not have the disease. When he stopped taking the extract the symptoms would all just disappear. He concluded that medicines with a symptom similar to those of an illness, and most likely to initiate a response in the body to heal itself.
The first veterinary surgeon known to have used homeopathy was Wilhelm Lux. He also invented the use of nosodes and he wrote the first book on veterinary homeopathy, Zooiasis, in 1837. Since then it has become common place around the world for homeopathy to used alongside veterinary medicine.