Falmouth Natural Health Practice

This principle was noticed by medical figures as far back as the Middle Ages, but the person who developed it into a system of medicine was an 18th century German Doctor called Samuel Hahnemann. He noticed that a remedy used to treat Malaria, if taken by a healthy person, could temporarily cause symptoms that looked like Malaria. he deduced that the curative effect of this remedy may be due to its ability to cause the same types of symptoms.

From this initial observation began the process of research into the curative effects of a variety of substances, when used according to the 'Law of Similars'. One of the difficulties Hahnemann faced was the toxic side effects of some remedies. He experimented with diluting them, to make them safe, but he found that they reached a point where they were not effective, in his attempts to overcome this problem he tried shaking the mixtures vigorously when diluting them.