Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine system based on the theory that certain diseases can be treated with minute doses of a natural substance that can produce symptoms similar to those of the illness effectively stimulating the body's own defences against the illness resulting in a healthier balance of internal chemistry. Homeopaths use homeopathic remedies as a way of kick-starting the body’s natural healing systems. They prescribe patients with highly diluted substances based on their symptoms.
Homeopaths assess their patients by asking them in-depth questions about their health problems, lifestyle, medical history, diet and personality. Through this holistic approach, homeopaths draw up prescriptions for their patients and then track their progress through follow-up appointments.
As most homeopaths run their own practices, they also have managerial, marketing and administrative duties.