In the 1800s, a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann developed a system of natural remedies and named it Homoeopathy. He selected this name because he used the principle of "Similia Similibus Curentur" meaning "like cures like".
His research showed that when a substance creates negative impact on a person's health, the same substance can be used to cure the person from that negative effect if administered in controlled dosage. It is similar to a situation when a diamond is used to cut bigger diamonds. This healing method treats every case as a unique situation and does not generalize. If two people are suffering from headache, then it may not be due to the same reason. One may be suffering from Sinusitis and the other may be sleep deprived. Homoeopathic medicines treat each illness on a long term basis.
Due to its unique approach and benefits, homoeopathy has become quite popular. More and more people are opting for homoeopathic medicines as these medicines do not have any negative side effects as they are made of non-toxic elements. While allopathic treatment uses antibiotics, heavy drugs and surgery to cure patients, homoeopathy uses small doses of remedial tonics. In case if the diagnosis goes wrong, the homoeopathic medicines do not affect the patient's body negatively as opposed to allopathic medicines. Due to its no-negative effect, these medicines can be used on infants, children and pregnant ladies as well. You can take these medicines while you are on a different medicine course for some other illness. These medicines do not affect the function of other medicines and remain undeterred themselves.
You can also take a basic homoeopathic course to improve your general health and avoid minor infections like cold, headache, body ache and age related issues. The homoeopathic medicines in these courses are not generic though. If you consult a homoeopathic doctor, he/she will first understand your constitution, and then prescribe medicines to you. So basically these courses are tailor made for each individual. Some people state that when they start taking homoeopathic medicines, their illness symptoms tend to increase. For example, if somebody is suffering from joint pain, then within two days of starting a homoeopathic course, the pain seems to increase. This is true but it is only an indication that the medication is working to cure.
Homoeopathic medicines treat an illness at the roots. The agents that are causing disharmony in the body are re-introduced in controlled amounts so that they repel each other like the same poles of magnets do. This brings about harmony in the body and cures the illness. Unlike allopathic treatment that believes in putting a lid on the problem with the help of surgery and laser treatment, this medication procedure believes in completely curing the disease. Homoeopathy does not believe the ban-aid method of treatment as this leaves the opportunity of the recurrence of the illness or disease.