Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine, based on the principle of "Like Cures Like". Invented by Samual Hahnemann in the 1700's, homeopathy has been in constant use since then, and it a highly effective and gentle system of natural healing.
Homeopaths cure disease by giving small doses of a substance that is able to mimic the symptoms you are already experiencing. For example a homeopath may give a medicine derived from onion, to a sinus sufferer with stinging eyes and a watery nose. This triggers the body's own healing mechanisms to come into play. Due to the very small doses needed, homeopathic medicines are easily taken, even by young children.
A homeopathic consultation involves taking a complete health and lifestyle history in order to find the best medicine for your symptoms. A first visit may take around 90 minutes, follow-ups around 45 minutes. The number and frequency of visits depends on your condition, though generally a homeopath would see a client every few weeks.
Homeopathy is effective for chronic diseases, acute illnesses and injuries.