I will ask you about your health in some detail: how and when your symptoms started, what makes them better or worse. Also about your medical history, temperament, current life situation and so on, so as to build up an understanding of how your system is out of balance.
Homeopathy is a complementary form of medicine that has been used for over 200 years which works on the principle of treating like with like, with the active ingredient diluted heavily in water.
The ability for the body to heal itself is one of the principles that underpins traditional homeopathic prescribing. Homeopathy is based on reactions and observation of these reactions.
Homeopathy is used and considered to be of benefit by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Homeopathy is incorporated into healthcare systems in India, Brazil, Russia, Malaysia, and Cuba and into local healthcare systems in many African countries. It is used by 30% of the population in Germany.
One in 4 prescriptions in France are homeopathic. (Ref Science and Technology hearing Phil Willis).
The European Commissioner for Health & Consumer Policy says
It is an important principle of the [European] Union’s pharmaceutical legislation that patients should have access to the medicinal products of their choice. This includes innovative medicines as much as traditional herbal and homeopathic medicinal products…Patients often know what treatment works for them, and which healthcare is efficient for their condition. This can include complementary medicine. (accessed November 2013 pp3-6)
Borg, T., (2013) Commissioner Borg addresses the European Parliament’s Interest Group on Complementary and Alternative Medicine European Parliament.