Homeopathy is a method of treating illnesses.
It works on the principle that 'like treats like'. An illness is treated with a medicine which in its full dose, could produce similar symptoms in a healthy person. A patient's medical, social and psychological background are all taken in to account by the doctor when considering homeopathic remedies.
The active ingredients are given in highly diluted form to avoid toxicity. The risk of side effects from homeopathic remedies is negligible.
Homeopathy is successful in treating a wide range of conditions, often after conventional medicine has failed.
Homeopathic remedies may be used alongside conventional medicines, usually without ill effects.