Homeopathy is a type of energetic medicine, based on the idea that animals, minerals and plants have their own unique energetic patterns. These energetic patterns are used to trigger the body's own healing responses. Homeopathy is based on the principle of "like cures like." According to homeopathy, symptoms that are created by taking a large amount of something can also be cured by taking a small amount of that same substance. These minerals, animals and plants are diluted and energized extensively, to the point where physical material no long exists, but only the energy of the substance exists. A homeopathic can be used for both chronic and acute issues, depending on the strength of the homeopathic.