What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is only one of the modalities, or 'tools', that Naturopathic Doctors are trained in and may use to help restore you to optimal health. Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine based upon treating the person as a whole. It was developed in the eighteenth century by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Unlike conventional medicine where drugs are given to work against the body and its symptoms, homeopathic remedies work with the body to help stimulate the body to heal itself.

In homeopathy, your uniqueness is very important. How you uniquely express and experience your complaint is very important to your homeopathic treatment as are all your other symptoms. Details of the symptoms you experience are important to help select the correct homeopathic medicine for you. The remedy that is known to have the same complete symptom picture (physical, general and mental symptoms are all included) as you are experiencing will be chosen and prescribed. This is known as the Law of Similars - "like cures like" - matching the symptom picture of the medicine with the symptom picture of the patient.