Discovered over 200 years ago, homeopathy is a recognized form of natural med. practiced by doctors, nurses, & therapists. A highly effective & safe form of healing, homeopathy harnesses the power of natural substances -- plants & flowers, minerals & animals -- to stimulate the immune system & work in harmony with the body's own healing processes. Remedies are prescribed to suit the mental, emotional, & physical constitution of the patient in order to bring all three elements into balance. The defining principle was to treat the person, not the disease. This beginner's guide covers all aspects of homeopathy from childhood aches & pains to first aid, long-term ailments, & chronic illness. It will help promote good health & well-being for the whole family. Color illustrations.