Homeopathy is a system of medicine that has been used worldwide for over 200 years. It is based on the principle that you can treat ‘like with like’, that is, a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. The remedies consist of highly diluted substances, which renders them non-toxic, regardless of what the original substance was.
For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so according to this principle, when made into a homeopathic medicine, it could be used to treat people with sleeplessness/insomnia.
As yet, mainstream science has not been able to explain the mechanism of action of ultra high dilutions in the body. Recent theories suggest “nano-medicine” may be implicated.
In my opinion, there is a great deal of science that we have yet to fully understand, including how gravity works, but this has not stopped us from working with it. Numerous studies prove the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies time and time again.
It is in my opinion that Homeopathy is suffering from a distorted view in the press today due to an unfair bias towards “conventional” medicine. You only have to look at the Tamiflu incident to see how incredibly powerful the large pharmaceutical companies are. Homeopathy is the absolute antithesis of this approach, the remedies are incredibly cost efficient and possibly prove a real threat to the mainstream drugs.
For example, in 2007, Health Officials in Cuba gave a homeopathic remedy to 2.3 million people during an epidemic of Leptospirosis. The reported cases dropped far below what would have resulted if they had indeed used the far more expensive and time consuming vaccine. More info here – http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/197128.php
Here are some more examples of Homeopathy’s efficacy: