About Homeopathy... Homeopathy is an ancient system of healing medicine that is widely used in many parts of the globe, including most European countries and hospitals. In Ontario, Canada, it is a regulated health profession and is offered by homeopaths registered with the Ontario College of Homeopaths. Homeopathy is popular because it presents as a powerful, safe and gentle solution to otherwise harsh chemical substances. It is effectively for both acute and chronic conditions and can be used on all ages and animals. The word homeopathy is derived from two latin words; 'homeos', meaning same and 'pathos', meaning suffering. Homeopathy was founded over two hundred years ago in Germany, by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who was disillusioned by the use of conventional medicine in treating disease. He was particularly interested to find a method that was curative, gentle and safe. Homeopathy works on the principle of "Like Cures Like". The term was first defined by Hippocrates, father of medicine. This term used in general chemistry refers to the ability of polar or non-polar solvents to dissolve polar or non-polar solutes. Essentially, a natural substance, when taken in minute amounts by a sick person, will produce cure. However, when the same substance is taken by a healthy person, it will create symptoms of the disease. The reason that like cures like works is not only due to the careful and proper selection of the right treatment and remedy, but also the presence of a highly intelligent and beautiful body. The body's goal is to maintain homeostasis. The term refers to our body's goal to fulfill its regulatory duties or to keep the body functioning within its normal range. When the body falls out of its normal range, then it becomes susceptible to disease. Our bodies know how to heal. The correct remedy when given appropriately, will stimulate the body, or the vital force to create the correct response that will lead to cure. Symptoms are our bodies way to communicate to us that there is an imbalance occurring. These may be mental, emotional or physical or all. Homeopathy treats the whole organism, and for this reason it is holistic medicine. The remedies are derived from natural substances including minerals, plants or animal kingdoms. They are manufactured in homeopathic laboratories through a process of sicussion and dilution in order to create different potencies in both liquid tinctures or dry palletes.