The word homeopathy derives from the greek words "homoios" meaning similar and "pathos" meaning suffering. Simply put: like cures like. A system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in larger amounts produce in healthy persons symptoms similar to those of the disease. Rather than fighting the disease directly, homeopathic medicines are intended to stimulate the body to fight the disease. Typically you take homeopathic remedies as a tablet or liquid. They are highly diluted solutions that are prepared from natural substances. The greater the dilution, the higher the remedy's potency. Homeopathic remedies are gentle, effective, and non-toxic, with no known side effects.