As homeopaths we consider the individual- mentally/ physically and spiritually, aiming to integrate the whole. No individuals are of course totally alike, likewise there are a huge range of homeopathic remedies for similar symptoms i.e. common hay fever symptoms such as watery eyes, congestion, sneezing etc can be treated with a variety of remedies.
Dr Dorothy Shepherd (1885-1952), a pioneering medical doctor and homeopath, is for me, another such figure. She wrote a number of books championing using homeopathic preparations 'minimally' to help enhance the body's natural healing ability. Her books 'The Magic of the Minimum Dose' and 'More Magic of the Minimum Dose' attest the benefits of using homeopathy 'minimally' in a wide range of cases.
The 'minimum' dose works as the stimulus to trigger the healing response naturally in the body. Logically it needs only a small dose to effect this response which will not upset the bodies natural balance which needs to remain.