Homeopathy is an organic wholeness approach to medicine based on the understanding that natural substances uniquely formulated and often used in small quantities restore health. Overall, this is a system in which the person is treated not the disease.
According to this system of medicine, in order for a remedy to be effective, it should be based on the concept that like cures like. However, in homeopathy the dosage is very important. Symptoms discovered in "clinical trials" (provings) that it must cure the same symptoms that the toxic amount of the remedy caused. When a person is healthy, homeopathic doses treat the same symptoms caused by the remedy in a toxic dose.