Homeopathy is an alternative and allopathic approach to healing; as opposed to Western medicine. It originated in Germany in the 1750's by a physican that claimed medicine being prescribed back then did as much harm as it did good!
A remedy is selected based on the totality of the symptoms. It is believed that using high concentrates of diluted herb, and treating like illnesses with like remedies, aids to relieve symptoms.
Homeopathy interprets sickness and disease being caused by disturbances in the ‘life force’, where these disturbances present themselves as symptoms.
Today homeopathic remedies are available at your local health food store & stores like Shoppers Drug Mart. One of the most popular with supposed great success is Oscillum for colds & flu.