The Greek word homeopathy means similar suffering. So as your homeopath I have to find the medicine or remedy, that if taken during a proving as described below, would produce a set of symptoms most similar to those you are suffering.
Any homeopathic remedy taken by a healthy person in repeated doses over a specified period of time will produce a particular set of symptoms. This clinically controlled testing is called a “proving”. All the physical and emotional symptoms produced by each person during a remedy proving are then carefully notated.
These symptoms are then collated into homeopathic repertories as paper or digital forms of reference. This process has been going on for many centuries. Now there are literally hundreds of “proven” remedies that I can access and use to my patients benefit. Proposed new remedies will be undergoing this process right now.
Once I have found and prescribed the remedy that is most similar to your symptoms this can lead your body to re-activate its own healing process, reducing your symptoms whilst gently improving your health and well being.
There is an enormous amount of information about the science of homeopathy on the internet and here are some links you can explore: