Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is over 200 years old and currently used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It works by stimulating the body’s self-healing with small doses of highly diluted substances – these are called remedies.
Remedies come mostly from mineral, plant and animal sources and are selected to match the particular experience of each individual person – i.e. his or her physical symptoms, emotional states and mental processes.
“Like treats like” is the basic principle of homeopathy. This means that a substance given in highly diluted form as a remedy can help treating the same symptoms it can cause when taken in large doses. A typical example is coffee: while in many people coffee can cause inability to sleep and an overloading of the nervous system, the highly diluted homeopathic remedy that is made from it can help people who suffer from a similar kind of insomnia.