The basic philosophy behind the science of homoeopathy is dependent upon the law of the nature and nature is the ultimate healer.
Law of similia is one of the cardinal principles of homoeopathy. Logically arrived at, this healing principle is a true guide in the art of healing. Law of similia has its confirmation in the countless tests over the centuries and it has withstood the pressure of time and changing circumstances. Therefore it is rightly regarded as a universal principle
‘Similia similibus curenter’ is the Latin expression of the words ‘Let like be treated by likes’. Hahneman arrived at this therapeutic formula from the already existing law of nature ‘similia similibus curantar’ which means ‘like cures likes’. Hahnemann reached this law through inductive reasoning. He established the fact that this law is not of occasional occurance but of universal adaptability as a general law of permanent cure, for all physical and mental ailments of mankind.
It was Hahnemann who recognized the universality of this law and made it the basis of a complete system of homoeopathic medicine. According to this system, the choice of the medicine is fundamentally based on the principle that the medicine must have the capability of producing most similar symptoms of the disease to be cured in healthy persons.