The basic concept of homeopathy is easy - take small amounts of compounds that, in a healthy body, would give you the symptoms you're trying to cure. If caffeine keeps you awake, then the homeopathic theory is that minute amounts, diluted properly, should help you to slumber like a baby. Strange, right? Well, my friends, it works. I take coffea cruda in a 30c dilution every night, and for the first time in years I'm sleeping well. Tincture of gold will help with RA joint swelling and aches, but in improper amounts can cause a 18 year old feel 80, making the joints swell and become severely inflamed. Homeopathic practitioners study their entire lives to become healers, and they never learn it all. I'm at the beginning of that journey, learning more and more every day, hoping to someday be able to help people avoid pharma medicines, which really do more harm than good in the long run. Here, take this viagra to help with your erectile disfunction. Oh, by the way it will cause liver damage, cause your hair to fall out, could damage your heart, and will give you explosive diarrhea. But, hey, you can have sex for hours... that's if you can find someone that will like you in the bathroom every five minutes, balding and yellow eyed. Is this really what you should be doing to your body? Nah, I don't think so either. The best part of homeopathic medicines (yes, they are considered medicines) is that if it doesn't work you can try something else right away, and even more important, the "wrong" medicine won't hurt you! No worries about it straining your adrenals, eating a hole in your stomach or making your heart palpitate. There is also very little chance of interactions with other drugs, though most practitioners do prefer to stick with single ingredients at a time. Remember, you are treating the body as a while, not just a singular symptom. It's fascinating stuff.