Homeopathy: Treating an illness by consuming an ultra diluted amount of the harming chemical/substance, sometimes even poison, in the hope that it tests your immune system without harming you, and therefore increases your defenses against whatever you are fighting. There is no scientific evidence to back it up, in fact all evidence suggests it's placebo.
That is generally what homeopathy is but I think it's given an incredibly false impression in the UK to protect the practice of main stream medicine i.e. give you loads of antibiotics to instantly relieve you of a problem but not cure it.
My house is filled with homeopathy books and my mum has never given me any treatments but what she reads, I've never been to the doctor
It's all based on natural herbs and roots which you brew and drink. I've never done any of the serious stuff but she gave me a pack for uni and I can recover from a serious cold in 2 days.
Homeopathy believe they can cure early stages of cancer, arthritis and asthma and I certainly see improvements in my mum. She was told by a doctor in 2000 that she may not survive that year with her asthma which is why she turned and started reading about homeopathy and she's very well now.