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Homeopathy Alternative medicine has primarily existed before conventional medicine and dates back to thousands of years ago and is basically the primitive medicine of long ago Alternative medicine consists of a variety of practices like Acupuncture Naturopathy Herbal therapy Hydrotherapy Homeopathy and many others Each practice uses different ways to treat the illness but all of them focus on stimulating the immune system in order to fight the disease Herbal medicines are extracted from plant materials like leaves stems roots and so on which all have certain biological active ingredients Homeopathy treats illness by using remedies derived from plants and minerals There are several types of prescriptions in homeopathy classical homeopathy where the practitioners use only a single medicine to treat the illness and complex homeopathy where combinations of medicines are used Vickers and Zollman Homeopathy is derived form the Greek word Homoios which means similar sufferin g It was founded by the German doctor Samuel Hahneman in the 18th century Beaumont It is a system of treating based on the consept likes cures like which means that if a natural substance causes a certain symptom then this same substance can be used to cure it For example there a certain substance in onion which its contact causes stinging and irritation around the eyes and nose This same substance which is called Allium upa is prescripted as a homeopathic remedy to patients with high fever and especially if the eyes and nose are affected Vickers and Zollman To sum up from its holistic prespective homeopathy which has no side effects has proven effectiancy worldwide Homeopathy is based on the holistic approch which means that it stimulate the bodys natural reaction and strengthen the immune system to help it to fight the diseases According to DrDana Ullman the holistic view look at the symtoms as an interaction between the person and the external enviroment Ullman The symtom is
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