Homeopathy has been used for over 200 years. It is derived from the Greek words homeo (similar) and pathos (suffering), which describes how the medicine works. Homeopathic medicine operates under the laws of nature that like cures like and that the body fundamentally has the innate ability to heal itself.
Homeopathic preparations contain extremely small amounts of the original substance from which they are derived . When the body is given a homeopathic preparation of a substance that causes symptoms that are the same as the symptoms present, the body will respond to the substance by adapting. A dose of homeopathy acts as a stressor, and causes the body to return to its normal state. To better describe this, I use the example of onion. Most of us are familiar with the symptoms that can arise from chopping up a few fresh onions; runny nose, burning watery eyes, sometimes trouble breathing and desire for fresh air. If someone presents with these symptoms, a homeopathic preparation of onion at a certain potency would likely be indicated. Homeopathy is rather complex and is based upon the all of the person’s symptoms both physically and emotionally.