Homeopathy is an holistic art and science of healing that respects the wisdom of the body.  Homeopathy was discovered by Samuel Christian Hahnemann, a German physician in the late 1700s. Its conceptual roots, however, can be traced to Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. Homeopathic medicine today is a natural pharmaceutical science. Ultra-small doses of potentized substances are used to stimulate the body's defenses and initiate healing.

A holistic healing system, Homeopathy individualizes the choice of medicines to a particular remedy, according to the patient's physical, emotional, and mental symptoms. Moreover, it is recognized as a healing science that has no side-effects. In the late 1700s, Samuel Hahnemann chanced upon a natural law of healing: 'Like cures Like'. His findings marked the genesis of Classical Homeopathy. To a growing band of practitioners and beneficiaries, the art and science of homeopathy represents the pinnacle of 21st century medicine. 

 
Learn more about Homeopathy in the following articles:
A Modern Understanding of Homeopathic Medicine 
An article by Dana Ullman, MPH presents a clear and basic understanding on the laws governing homeopathy. 

Homeopathy: Answering Your Patient's Questions 
An article by  David A. Johnson PA, CCH, RSHom(NA),  presented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants National Conference. It focuses on an understanding of Homeopathy from the physician's standpoint in an American perspective.