How does Homeopathy work?

Homeopathy is a holistic form of medicine. It aims to treat the whole person taking into account the unique emotional and physical traits of the individual concerned. It may seem unusual to those familiar with allopathic (modern) medicine where one medicine is taken for a skin complaint, another for a headache, and yet another for sleeplessness. For example, there are nearly 5000 types of headache in the Homeopathic symptoms database. The remedy prescribed has to be matched to that particular headache-type of pain, its location, what brings it on, what aggravates it, patients state of mind, any other symptoms that he/ she may be experiencing etc. Hence there is no such thing as a standard homeopathic remedy for headache.