Homeopathy is based on the principle of “like cures like”. In the 18th century, a medical doctor discovered that substances that cause specific symptoms in large doses could cure those same symptoms in minute doses. For example, when a healthy individual is given quinine in large doses, it produces symptoms of malaria. Yet, when very small doses of quinine are given to an individual with malaria, it helps ease the symptoms. Homeopathic medicines are produced from animals, plants, and minerals. These substances stimulate the body’s healing processes. It works on a subtle yet powerful energetic level, gently acting to strengthen the body’s healing and immune response. Naturopathic doctors prescribe remedies based on an individual’s unique symptoms or characteristics. When the appropriate remedy is given, it can produce powerful and effective results. Homeopathy is used to treat all forms of acute and chronic illness and injury and is safe for children, pregnant or lactating women, and the elderly.