The word Homeopathy is derived from two Greek words – Homois meaning similar and pathos means suffering. Homeopathy simply means treating diseases with remedies, prescribed in minute doses, which are capable of producing symptoms similar to the disease when taken by healthy people. It is based on the natural law of healing – “similia similibus curantur” which means “likes are cured by likes”. It was given a scientific basis by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) in the early 19th century. It has been serving suffering humanity for over two centuries and has withstood the upheavals of time and has emerged as a time tested therapy, for the scientific principles propounded by Hahnemann are natural and well proven and continue to be followed with success even today.
Homeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced almost all over the world. In India, it has become a house-hold name due to safety of its pills and gentleness of cure. A rough study states that nearly 10% of Indian population solely depends on Homeopathy for their health care needs and is considered as the second most popular system of medicine in the country.