Created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathy is an alternative practice of medicine that is based on the belief that the body has the capacity to heal itself. Homeopathic remedies are based on three core principles.
The first principle states that an ailment can be treated with a substance that creates similar symptoms in a healthy person. The second principle states that only a single remedy is used to treat an ailment, and the last principle states that each dose of the homeopathic medicine must be extremely diluted.
Homeopathics are usually available in pill or liquid form, which contains a tiny amount of the active ingredient that is used to treat an ailment. People who suffer from chronic, non-life threatening conditions, such as seasonal allergies, can benefit from using homeopathic medicines. In addition, homeopathics can also be beneficial to people who have self-limiting conditions, such as a cold, cough or the flu.