Homeopathic physicians specialize in helping patients heal using natural remedies. They view symptoms of illness as normal responses from a body trying to be healthy, according to WebMD.
The philosophy behind homeopathic medicine is that the body has the ability to heal itself, reports WebMD. Practitioners of homeopathic medicine use small doses of plant- or mineral-based medicine to treat illnesses and other conditions. There is some evidence that supports the claim that homeopathic doses enhance the healing process. Homeopathy can treat allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and atopic dermatitis. Homeopathic remedies can also treat minor injuries and muscle sprains.