How does it work?
Homeopathy uses highly diluted doses of substances from nature to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanism to promote health. The use of these preparations called remedies is based on the discovery that natural substances are capable of curing the same symptoms that they cause. A simple example of this is when a person who suffers from hay fever takes the remedy Allium cepa (made from red onion) finds relief. Symptoms of hay fever are like those of someone when they are cutting into an onion. This explains one law in the science of homeopathy called the Law of similar or “like cures like.”
There are many great authors of Homeopathy. George Vithoulkas is one of them. In his book The Science of Homeopathy, he explains the complexity of the disease process. Here we find the law of cure, which explains disease and a cure, both of which have a chronological aspect, a body system aspect, and a movement aspect.
The law of cure observed and claimed by a homeopath named Constantine Herring is understood in the following statement.
“The 5 directions of cure Dr. Hering observed were from above, downwards; within, outwards; center to periphery; from more important to less important organs and in the chronologically reverse order of disease development.”
A more detailed explanation can be found at the following site. http://homeopathytoheal.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/the-direction-of-cure-how-homeopathy-assesses-healing-in-regards-to-asthma-and-eczema/
In the 1800’s a man named Hahnemann discovered Homeopathy. In his day there was only about 20% of conditions that were chronic, and the rest acute. Today we see the opposite. A talented homeopath is able to prescribe for diseases that have existed for a long time and are deeply rooted within the patient. This is due to the original disease symptoms being suppressed. Many people begin looking for an alternative to modern medicine because they intuitively know they are not really experiencing a cure. The goal of the homeopath is helping clients find a new, higher level of health and wellness by turning suffering into growth.
In the case of asthma a homeopath will be investigating all the factors that are triggers and looking at the original disease. So we see in the website article an example of a person with asthma, which developed due to a skin ailment that was suppressed.
We may ask about the pain but the focus is much more holistic. This often brings a new awareness to the person as well.
I invite you to explore more on this subject. It will be well worth your time.