Homeopathy is an alternative method of healthcare that is based on the ancient principle of "like cures like". This means you give a little bit of what the patient is suffering, in a remedy form, and it will stimulate the body system to re-balance itself or regain "homeostasis" and the symptoms will ease. For example, giving the homeopathic remedy Allium cepa, from the onion family, to a patient with hayfever or perhaps cold symptoms of streaming, burning, watery eyes, very runny nose, may offer great relief.
Remedies are generally made from natural matters, such as plants, and minerals. They can be given in pillule, powder or liquid form and contain no chemicals, bulking agents or additives.