Homeopathy: Definition, Characteristics, Effectiveness, Recommendations and Relationship with Science

It is known as a medicine or alternative therapy to fight some diseases.

In Homeopathy, they use organic substances similar to the symptoms of the condition that the patient is going to treat.

That is, the components of this medicine, generate the same symptoms to stimulate the defenses of the human system and so the organism alone will cure the disease.

Differences between allopathic medicine and homeopathic medicine

Allopathic Medicine: they are the conventional medicines and they use substances in their components that eliminate the symptoms of the affection and help to stabilize or fight the illness of the patient.

But depending on the medicine and the affected organism, it can generate side effects or affect other organs or parts of the body that were healthy. They can also generate dependence on drugs or be toxic to the body in the medium or long term.

Homeopathic Medicine: its composition avoids damaging or affecting other organs of the body because it only generates symptoms similar to the condition so that the organism alone eliminates the disease without affecting other parts of the body or generating dependency.


Although doctors who recommend allopathic medicine do not agree with homeopathic medicine, specialists in it say it helps cure diseases such as infectious, emotional, chronic, acute, psychological, among others.

This type of alternative medicine has a somewhat holistic vision of health, because it ensures that a healthy body is in perfect balance with the nature and the organism of the human being.

Homeopathy is not malignant, is not invasive with the body’s immune system , is not aggressive and does not damage the body.

Its active ingredients come from plants, minerals and animals, in theory, the more dilute active substance is found, the more effective the treatment.


This alternative medicine is more effective according to specialists in Homeopathy in the following diseases:

  • Digestive complaints
  • Osteo-articular diseases.
  • Circulatory conditions.
  • Otorhinolaryngological and bronchial.
  • Trauma
  • Dermatological diseases.
  • Urological and gynecological.
  • Neurological
  • Ophthalmological affections.
  • Psychiatric diseases.
  • Endocrinological affections.
  • Pediatric diseases
  • Problems with the immune system.
  • Palliative treatments.

How is a homeopathic medicine prepared?

The preparation has two different procedures that work together to get the final preparation that will help heal the condition. These methods are known as:

Deconcentration: is when the parent substance is diluted in alcohol or water.

Dynamization: it  is carried out when the parent substance or mother is diluted, either in water or alcohol, then it is subjected to a stirring process until homogeneity is obtained. These procedures are repeated quite frequently until the desired dose is obtained.


Before using this alternative medicine, you must know exactly what is the condition to treat and perfectly recognize the symptoms, because Homeopathy works with these characteristics to revive the immune system.

If the disease to be treated is not clear, Homeopathy will probably not be effective.

For a correct recovery, the homeopath must study the case and the patient, because the diseases, although they have particular symptoms, act or develop differently depending on the person, their age, sex, physical and mental health.

Homeopathy and Science

Conventional medicine increasingly occupies spaces in the market and science, because for them clinical studies do not endorse this type of alternative medicine for doubting its effectiveness in treating a serious illness or high impact on the life of a human being.

Especially if it can threaten his life in the short or medium term.

But the homeopathic community asserts that the effectiveness of a treatment of this type if it is effective and has less impact or side effects in the organism of the trafficker.

Among this dilemma, the treatment that you want to take is available to the affected, as long as you know the consequences that may have on your life and your health in the short, medium or long term.

It should be taken into account that this way of combating physical and mental affections, despite the refusal of science, is increasingly being used throughout the world as an alternative to cure diseases that are not harmful to avoid contaminating the organism with conventional drugs.