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.
There isn't a single molecule of the active ingredient in any homeopathic remedy. It has failed every single double blind test I have ever heard of. It appears to work because of the placebo effect. If you're in good health, that's great. There are many people who do not take homeopathic remedies who could say the same thing. Making unsubstantiated claims about the effects of homepathy only perpetuates the myth that people are being prescribed anything but water.
Do you realise that there is probably more dirt, shit and piss in each glass of water that you drink than there is of the active ingredient in each homeopathic remedy? People should really research what they are being prescribed. It drives me nuts that these con artists are getting away with this.