The word homeopathy is derived from the Greek words homoios, meaning similar and pathos, meaning suffering. Classical homeopathy, the fastest growing health care system in the world, is a complete, natural healing system discovered over 200 years ago by the German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the principle "The Law of Similars".
Classical homeopathy is a holistic therapy. The individual is considered as a whole and symptoms from the body, mind, and spirit are considered when choosing a homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy takes into consideration a person's environment and lifestyle, providing individualized treatment for the person. Classical homeopathy most closely matches the totality of the individual's symptoms and personality with the homeopathic remedy in order to stimulate the body's own natural healing response. In classical homeopathy, the use of a single remedy at a time is a basic principle.