Remedies used by homeopathic practitioners are made of natural sources like minerals, plants, or animals, and are prepared in such a way that they are devoid of all chemical toxicity. Homeopathic remedies are safe (even for pregnant women and babies) and cause no side effects. They are over-the-counter medications, regulated by the FDA.
Homeopathic substances are given in minute doses – the least amount needed to start the healing process. In conventional medicine, drugs are generally given for their effects on the organism, while in Homeopathy, the unique remedy is given to provoke a reaction of the organism. Since only the living organism can heal itself, the homeopathic remedy is merely an influence used to provoke a reaction to bring about recovery. The greater the degree of similarity between the symptoms that are provoked by the remedy on a healthy person and the symptoms displayed by the person who is sick, the greater the recovery reaction will be.
Homeopathic remedies are very inexpensive and are sold in most Natural Food stores and pharmacies.
If you need to order a rare remedy or a remedy in higher potency, here is a list of Homeopathic pharmacies in the US. We can recommend Hahnemann Laboratories for people ordering in the Bay Area and Sacramento area.