Homeopathy dates back to the end of the 18th century, being developed by the german physician Samuel Christian Friedrich Hahnemann (1755-1843) as an alternative to traditional methods practised in that period. It was based on the concept that any illness needs to be treated so as to help the body's vital force to restore the body and balance it. A result of this concept, he developed homeopathy as method acting for the purposes of promoting their own defense and control mechanisms of the body.
Homeopathic medicines are made from natural substances belonging to the three regnuri: animal, vegetable and mineral and is prepared by a process of dilution and emphasize specific/boosting. Substances are diluted in water and alcohol in a proportion well determined, successively many times and aims to decrease the toxicity of preparations. After each operation of the dilution, the solution is subjected to a process of intense shaking (boosting) to reduce the cohesion of the forces and particles to mix those virtues. This process of preparation by diluting and boosting stitching is specific to homeopathy, resulting in homeopathic medicine.