This gentle yet effective system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is based on the principle that “Like cures Like.” Homeopathic medicines are very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body’s self-healing response without side effects. The homeopathic approach does not combat disease symptoms in the same manner as one would in conventional practice. Instead, homeopathic philosophy states that if the person is brought back into balance, the symptoms of disease (imbalance) will resolve accordingly. A homeopathic physician looks for a broad and unique picture of imbalance specific to each person. Some conditions for which conventional medicine has no effective treatments will respond well to homeopathy.