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Getting some answers to those questions about Homeopathy ...

Whether you are looking to get some simple answers about homoepathy or you want to do your own in-depth research, this is a great place to start. This page contains some detailed FAQs which cover the questions people usually ask about homeopathy.

Use the "Homeopathy explained" menu above to get more in-depth research information, including how to find and choose a homeopath for yourself, more about the history of homeopathy, details about how much homeopathy is used globally and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Homeopathy

What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a way of treating illness which uses the body's own abilities to make itself well, based on the principle of "like cures like".

How does Homeopathy work?
Homeopathic remedies trigger the body's ability to heal itself by stimulating a precise reaction in the body against the symptoms.

The body naturally reacts against attempts to make it behave differently. So homeopaths give a medicine (called a remedy) which in healthy people is able to cause a set of symptoms which are the same as the symptoms being treated in the patient. When the body reacts against the remedy it reacts against the symptoms too, and the patient gets better.

What are the key homeopathic principles?

  • What will cause symptoms in a healthy person will trigger the cure of a sick person with those symptoms (like cures like)
  • All the patient's symptoms need to be taken into account when choosing a medicine (totality of symptoms)
  • Only one remedy should be given at a time in order to avoid confusion about what is happening
  • The dosage should be the smallest that will work
  • Symptoms are part of a continuous process of change and indicate movement towards greater health or illness (law of cure)
    • What are the key benefits of Homeopathy?

      • Homeopathy uses the body's own healing mechanisms, so there are no side effects or rebound effects
      • Homeopathy speeds up the process of recovery
      • Homeopathy does not force the body to do anything, so its action is as gentle as possible
      • Homeopathy is based on full and detailed records of the case and its progress
      • It is easy to learn to treat yourself and your family for minor injuries and simple problems