The History of Homeopathy

(6 x 30 minute episodes)

At the close of the 18th century, the physician Samuel Hahnemann sees commonly practiced medicine as doing more harm than good. He discovers the efficacy of extremely diluted medications, which he tests first on himself and later with his students. More and more patients come to trust this "Martin Luther of Medicine" as Hahnemann once referred to himself.

He achieved success with the medications which contain only slight traces of their original active ingredients. He espoused this gentle form of homeopathy in his 1810 publication "Organon of the Rational Art of Healing". The second edition was titled "The Organon of the Healing Art" and became known as the bible of homeopathy.

"The History of Homeopathy" covers an exciting period of medical history and medical practices whose undisputed success have been recognized by orthodox practitioners even though some of its scientific basis is still considered questionable.