This method is popular all over the world, especially in Western Europe. In many countries, homeopathy is taught in medical universities. Homeopathy, also called gentle medicine, is a method of prevention and treatment of the human body that uses small amounts of natural elements to support the healing process in the patient. It is based on the Law of Similars – The like cures like. Homeopathy has been used since antiquity, by Ayurvedic medicine, and then by Hippocrates (IV century B.C.). Later, in 19th century A.D. the German physician, toxicologist, and chemist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann substantiated the method scientifically.
The most accurate definition of homeopathy was given by Paracelsus: „What chews the teeth is not a cure; no one can see the remedy. It is not in the body, but in the power.”