Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the Law of Similars that was founded over 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, MD (1755-1843). An applicant is permitted to reference a method of preparation from one homeopathic pharmacopoeia even if the medicinal ingredient does not appear in that same pharmacopoeia (e.g. HPUS medicinal ingredient that uses a HAB method of preparation). All remedy-related information provided by Homeopathy Plus is drawn from homeopathic pharmacopoeias and materia medicas listed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia) and referenced worldwide.
Baral R, Peterson ME: Thyroid Diseases, In: Little, S. (ed), The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders, in press. Approximately 14 percent of Italian women and 10 percent of men prefer homeopathic medicine to conventional medicine.
As an additional advantage, holistic health benefits are commonly seen during homeopathic treatment. Some homeopathic remedies may contain substances that are not safe, or that interfere with the action of other medicines. Similarly, in 2010, the Japanese government began investigating deaths of babies resulting from homeopathic treatment instead of real medicine.
In order to provide as representative a picture of homeopathic health care as possible, patients were included in the study regardless of their diagnosis. The goal is to help the person to return to a state of well-being through individualized homeopathic treatment.
Some common conditions said to benefit from homeopathic remedies are pain related to teething, bumps and bruises due to injury, and minor skin irritations. Most physical experiments of homeopathic preparations were performed with inadequate controls or had other serious flaws that prevented any meaningful conclusion.