Discovered by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathy is fast evolving as an acceptable, safe and effective method of treatment. Derived from the Greek word "homios" meaning `similar`, it is based on the principle that "like cures like". For practitioners of homeopathy the body is intelligent and produces symptoms for a reason. The remedies of homeopathy are prepared from natural substances and work by stimulating the body`s own healing power. Homeopathic curatives are prepared in accordance to the intrinsic nature of the malady and the physiognomy of the patient.