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I read this book to understand homeopathy, once I was introduced to this form of medicine by a doctor in France, when I had repeated stress-related eczema and allergies. The traditional allopathic medicine treat those with Cortisones, which destroy our immunity and metabolism over the long-term. On the contrary, the homeopathic medicine this doctor gave me worked wonderfully, and left me with absolutely no side effects.
The beginning of the treatment was fearsome though, as the medicine actually aggravated my symptoms. Scared, I called the doctor, and he explained that it was a normal course in homeopathy: the medicine aggravates the symptoms slightly at first, before healing it for ever. That's why the medicine is called 'homeo', it takes the organism in the direction of the disease, in order to activate the body's own healing mechanism. The fact that my symptoms aggravated slightly at first was the sign that the medicine was the right one for my condition.
That really intrigued me. So I started looking on internet, and discovered that the father of this medicine, Samuel Hahnemann, is actually buried in Paris. He had to leave Germany because his ideas were so contrary to the allopathic medicine.
When I read his book, all made so much sense to me. Particularly, his point that excess in everything (food, alcohol, sex, sleep, work…) is at the root of all chronic diseases.