Homeopathy is a scientific system of healing based on a principle described by writers as early as Hippocrates. Homeopathic principle observes that a substance can often cure when the presenting symptoms are similar to symptoms that the substance can produce. To oversimplify a complex topic, one can think of homeopathic treatments as stimulating the body’s natural healing response or activating the immune system. Similia similibus curenur, or like cures like, is the homeopathic natural law of healing.
A simple example is a case of arthritis that is found to be hot, red, puffy and swollen with a stinging pain at the joints. One can observe that these symptoms are very similar to a bee sting and could therefore be successfully treated by a homeopathic dose of Apis (bee venom). The doses of homeopathic remedies are so minute that there are no harmful side effects, yet they are strong enough to present a healing stimulus to the body so that it can begin a return to a healthy, balanced state.
These minute doses of natural substances (plant, animal, mineral) are prepared in FDA regulated homeopathic pharmacies and are non-toxic.
Homeopathy has the potential to help bring relief in acute ailments, as well as bring balance and support in chronic conditions.
National Center for Homeopathy