Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances that in larger doses would produce illness or symptoms - "like cures like" principle.
The word "homeopathic" is from the Greek word’s homoios meaning "similar" and pathos meaning "disease" or "suffering." Thus, homeopathy means, "to treat with a remedy that produces an effect similar to the disease or suffering."
On the other hand, the word “Allopathic” derived from the Greek words allows meaning “opposite” and pathos meaning “diseases” or “suffering.” Thus, allopathic medicine means to treat with a drug that produces an effect opposite to the disease or suffering.
Homeopathy is basing on the dilutions that (a) a substance that produces symptoms in a healthy person can cure ill people with similar symptoms; and (b) the more dilute the remedy, the greater the effect.
Before applying any alternative medicines, you should be aware that many of these medicines have not been evaluating in scientific studies. Often, only limited information is available about their safety and effectiveness.
History of Homeopathy
Homoeopathy is a healing art developed by Doctor Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was born in Germany. He was an orthodox physician, became disillusioned with the practice of medicine in his day. The term homoeopathy means "similar to the suffering,” because it teaches the use of similar to cure similar. This is an ancient maxim used by Hippocrates but Samuel Hahnemann expanded the theorem into a complete system of checks and balances that make up a new medical system. The theory and practice of Homoeopathy are record in Samuel Hahnemann's works; the Organon of the Healing Art; The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure; and a collection of smaller articles called The Lesser Writings.