Classical Homeopathy generally focuses on the individual who is ill, not on the medical illness itself. A Classical Homeopath treats each individual differently, even if they have the same allopathic diagnosis. This is because homeopaths individualize treatments based upon the unique symptoms of each case. This is what makes homeopathy extremely specific.
Virtually any condition can be treated using homeopathic means, and a great many of these conditions can be successfully resolved. Homeopaths generally admit that there is anecdotal evidence for the success of homeopathy in a great many conditions, and there is virtually no area that has not shown results. However, this does not mean that all patients will be successfully treated using homeopathic means. The success of homeopathy depends largely on the skill of the practitioner and the vitality (or healing strength ) of the individual. Homeopaths tend to rely heavily upon the symptoms produced by a given illness in each particular individual because it is the symptoms that actually express the vitality of the host. The stronger the symptoms, the stronger the innate immune, healing response is. Homeopathy primarily works by augmenting that healing response, sort of the way an enzyme works in the body. An enzyme catalyses a reaction and is itself unchanged in the process. Homeopathy catalyses the body’s own healing reaction and is itself unaffected. This is one reason why homeopathic medicines can be given so infrequently (ie, monthly or every several months) in many cases. In other cases, where the “vital force” ( a term used extensively in homeopathy, although no one really knows what it is) is low, or if there are factors that work strongly against the body’s own healing response, or if symptoms are weak or absent, homeopathic medicines are sometimes repeated more frequently to try to stimulate more of a reaction in the system.