Homeopathy is a natural, holistic system of medicine that uses highly diluted substances to cure symptoms on the physical, mental and emotional levels. Homeopathic remedies can be taken over long periods of time and also to alleviate acute symptoms either one at a time or in combination.
The system is based on the idea that substances that produce symptoms of sickness in healthy people will have a curative effect when given in very dilute quantities to sick people who exhibit those same symptoms. The remedies stimulate the body to heal itself.
Homeopathy is a safe treatment, as it uses medicines from plant, animal or mineral sources in extremely diluted quantities, and there are usually minimal side effects. Its non-toxicity makes it a good choice for the treatment of children.