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  • Writer's pictureDr. Heike Jung

Like cures Like??

The underlying basis of homeopathy is the principle of “like cures like”. In other words, what produces certain symptoms in a healthy being, can cure similar symptoms in a sick patient

Like cures like?? That never really made sense to me until … I burnt my hand on the handle of a cast iron skillet.

I felt the sting of the HEAT and immediately knew I had burnt my hand. I turned to the kitchen sink to run cold water over it...because that’s what my conventional First Aid courses had taught me. But instead I remembered my homeopathy and I stuck my hand into the warm water I already had in the sink to wash dishes. At first it stung even worse but then it was okay. I held my hand under very warm running water for a little longer.

Within an hour the pain was gone and there was no evidence of any burn. No blisters, no redness, no heat, no pain. THAT is “Like cures Like”....and that is how quickly the correct homeopathic remedy can treat an acute condition.

Another example would be a bee sting. I was working with my horse this summer and after we had a lovely training session I returned to the barn to put away my things. I didn’t notice that a bee had attached itself to my shirt until my upper inner arm apparently crushed it. The sting was swift and quite painful, and it almost knocked me to my knees. (I found out that upper part of your inside arm is VERY sensitive). My arm turned red almost immediately. By the time I got home, it was swollen, red, hot, and itchy. If you know about homeopathic remedies, you immediately think of Apis as the correct remedy. Apis is made from the honey bee and thus “like cures like”. I took the homeopathic remedy Apis 30C every 15 minutes for 3-4 doses after which the redness, pain, and itching were gone.

Here is another example of a homeopathic remedy working quickly on my dog. I’m not sure what had happened, but all of a sudden one late afternoon my dog started shaking his head vigorously and frequently. I examined his ears and couldn’t find anything wrong, except his right ear was red and hot to the touch. No smell, no discharge, no other abnormality. I tried to give it some time, but he was getting more and more agitated, shaking his ears, and now starting to rub his right ear against my leg, the couch, and the carpet. If you know about homeopathic remedies, you may have thought of Belladonna right away. Belladonna causes sudden acute and intense symptoms usually with redness and heat. Do you see the “like cures like”? I gave him one dose of Belladonna 30C. Within just a few minutes the redness and heat were gone.

That is the magic and simplicity of using homeopathy on acute cases. In my next blog I will discuss using homeopathy in chronic cases.

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