How does homeopathy work?

Homeopathy works by leveraging the body's power to heal itself. Think about language. When you're spoken with in your native tongue, you understand best. Your body heals best when it's given medicines that it recognizes as similar to what's causing the illness.

This idea the principle of similars is the basis for homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines are made in such a way that the active ingredients are very dilute. That makes homeopathic medicines very safe and gentle for the body.

What's most important to understand is how homeopathy is different from conventional medicine. Conventional medicine defines health as a lack of symptoms. For example, if a drug dries up a runny nose and your cold is gone, you are healthy.

The philosophy of homeopathy defines health as a lack of disease. Using the same example as above, if we get rid of the source of the runny nose, the body is absent of disease and you are healthy.

Information from Hyland's Homeopathic Medicines