Because  all homeopathic remedies are diluted dozens of times during manufacture, homeopathy has the lowest incidence of side effects among all medical treatments.

Percentage of the Population Using Homeopathy

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Homeopathy treats “like” with “like.”  According to traditional homeopathic teaching, the therapeutic potency of a remedy can be increased by serial dilution of the drug, combined with succussion, or vigorous shaking. Not altogether unlike conventional medicine, homeopathy regards diseases as morbid derangements of the organism. However, homeopathy states that instances of disease in different people differ fundamentally. Homeopathy views a sick person as having a dynamic disturbance in a hypothetical "vital force", a disturbance which, homeopaths claim, underlies standard medical diagnoses of named diseases.

In practice, the theory translates to the prescription of one of hundreds of homeopathic formulas to the patient, which Tatiana does when she concludes the patient would benefit from homeopathic therapy in conjunction with TCM.  Tatiana sources her homeopathic prescriptions from homeopathic pharmaceutical companies known for the highest quality such as Heel and Boiron, and makes them directly available to patients at reasonable prices.

Treatment Development

Homeopathic practitioners rely on two types of reference in prescribing. The Homeopathic Materia Medicae comprise alphabetical indexes of Drug Pictures organized by remedy and describe the symptom patterns associated with individual remedies. The Homeopathic repertory consists of an index of sickness symptoms, listing all remedies associated with specific symptoms. The first such Homeopathic repertory was George Jahr's Repertory, published in 1835.

Hahnemann first tested in homeopathic provings substances commonly used as medicines in his time, such as Antimony and Rhubarb, and also poisons like Arsenic, Mercury and Belladonna.

Hahnemann recorded his first provings of 27 drugs in the Fragmenta de viribus in 1805 and later in his Materia Medica Pura, which contained 65 proven drugs. He was most heavily engaged in proving in the 1790s and early 1800s, but he never abandoned these experiments. Another phase of proving commenced with his Miasm theory and The Chronic Diseases, published in 1828, and containing 48 freshly 'proven' drugs.

Kent's Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia Medica (1905) lists 217 remedies, and new substances are continually added to contemporary versions. Homeopathy uses many animal, plant, mineral, and synthetic substances. Examples include Natrum muriaticum (sodium chloride or table salt), Lachesis muta (the venom of the bushmaster snake), Opium, and Thyroidinum (thyroid hormone). Other homeopathic remedies, ('isopathic' remedies'), involve dilution of the agent or product of the disease. For example, nosodes are made by diluting pollen extract as a treatment for hay fever.

Today, about 3000 remedies are used in homeopathy; about 300 are based on comprehensive Materia Medica information, about 1500 on research done since, and the rest are used experimentally in difficult cases based on the law of similars.

The Popularity of Homeopathy

While persistent, active advocacy of groups such as the American Medical Association diminished the popularity of homeopathy in the United States by the mid-20th century, the modality has been enjoying a recent revival.  In other sophisticated countries including many in Europe, the acceptance of homeopathy never waned and it is a staple of Western medicine there.

Homeopathy treats the sick with extremely diluted agents that, in undiluted doses, produce similar symptoms in the healthy.