Homeopathic remedies (also called homeopathies) are a system of medicine based on three principles:
- Like cures like
For example, if the symptoms of your cold are similar to poisoning by mercury, then mercury would be your homeopathic remedy.
- Minimal Dose
The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form; normally one part of the remedy to around 1,000,000,000,000 parts of water.
- The Single Remedy
No matter how many symptoms are experienced, only one remedy is taken, and that remedy will be aimed at all those symptoms.
Homeopathic treatments are relatively safe and do not involve any adverse effects. The treatment is speedy, gentle and the costs a fraction as that of conventional medicine. The focus is on the complete well-being of a patient, rather than just the removal of local problems.