Homeopathy works on the principle "like cures like" - that is, an illness should be treated by a substance capable of producing a similar illness.
Action of homeopathic remedy is very specific to cause and effect. An example: A popular anti-inflammatory drug Brufen will reduce inflammation of any tissue in the body irrespective of the pathology, but Aconite, a Homeopathic remedy, which can be used in this similar situation can not be used without considering the specific cause, the pathology and the tissue effected. This specificity in Homeopathy makes a prescription much more focused and results in cure without undesirable side effects.
In addition to its specific nature, Homeopathic remedies often achieve an effective curative response because it also addresses other factors like Mental & Emotional stress, symptomatic expression of other organs, nutrition, habits etc, as all of these modulates immunity and affects health.
Homeopathic remedies are free from toxic effects and that's why in many developed countries more and more people are taking Homeopathy as their first choice of treatment. Here are some figures published by The Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, London: Belgium 33%, France 26%, Germany 22% and UK 19%.
Can Homeopathic medicine be taken along with Allopathic medicine? Yes, you can take Homeopathy with Allopathic medicine without one affecting the other.
Classical Homeopathy can be employed as the first line of treatment for a large number of illnesses. However, it should play the role of complimentary treatment for diseases like Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer etc. As unlike others, these diseases manifest themselves as a consequence to irreversible degenerative changes in body. Cancer, on the other hand, represents a total loss of regulation, therefore much more difficult. Any attempt to treat these illnesses with only Homeopathy can some times become life threatening due to irreversible degenerative nature of these diseases. Based on realistic approach to Homeopathic role in health care, I have marked 2 distinct category as "Homeopathy as Primary Treatment" and "Homeopathy as Complimentary Treatment". The diseases enlisted under theses 2 categories can be viewed at Diseases & Treatments page. I therefore examine these issues critically before deciding my approach for each illness.
Effectiveness of Homeopathy has been established beyond doubt. You can know more on "evidence base" and "latest research" in Homeopathy from Faculty of Homoeopathy, UK.
The Homeopath Pharmacy has remedies from best in the world of Homeopathy like : W Schwabe, SBL, Ainswortch, Dr.Reckeweg etc. It also houses Bowel Nosodes (Homeopathic probiotics) from The Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, London where it was discovered by Dr.Donald Fobeister. The Homeopath Pharmacy also has remedies prepared from vaccines like MMR to treat conditions like Autism.