Homeopathic remedies (also called homeopathics) are a system of medicine based on three principles:
- Like Cures Like – For example, if the symptoms of a cold are similar to poisoning by mercury then mercury would be your homopathic remedy.
- Minimal Dose – The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form; normally one part of the remedy is around 1,000,000,000,000 parts water.
- The Single Remedy – No mater how many symptoms are experienced, only one remedy is taken, and that remedy will be aimed at all those symptoms.
Similar principals forms the basis of conventional allergy treatment, where the allergic substance is given in a smaller dose, and in vaccines where an impotent form of the virus is given to bolster the immune system against that particular virus.