What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicine or Homeopathy is a medical system of treatment used by natural health practitioners that was originally developed more than 200 years ago.
It’s based on two main theories:
- “Like cures like”— the idea is that using a substance that can produce similar affects to that of the disease in healthy people.
- “Law of minimum dose”—the idea that the lower the dose of the substance the greater its effectiveness. Homeopathic products are usually diluted and have no molecules of the original substance.
Treatments are “individualised” and tailored to each person.
Homeopathic medicines usually derive from plants, poison ivy, belladonna, stinging nettle, minerals or animals (such as crushed whole bees).
They usually are made out of sugar pellets and are placed in the mouth or under the tongue.
They come in other forms too, such as ointments, gels, drops, creams, and tablets.