Homeopathy attempts to stimulate a person’s natural healing processes with minute (or homeopathic) dilutions of specific remedies. Based on the patient’s physical, mental and emotional state, a remedy is chosen to match the pattern of their symptoms or the “profile” of their illness. The remedies selected would cause the same symptoms if they were given in very large doses. Most homeopathic remedies are very diluted extracts of natural substances from plants, minerals, and animals.
Homeopathy is a healing system that was founded in the 18th century by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor and chemist. It is based on three principles: that like cures like (Law of Similars); the more diluted the remedy, the stronger, or more potent it is (Law of Infinitesimal Dose); and illness is individual and holistic.