Homeopathy treats states of ill-health, it does not treat ailments. Of course, in transforming a state of ill-health into a state of health, many, if not most, ailments resolve, but homeopathic doctors do not treat ailments per se. The therapeutic results depend on the extent to which the organism (human being or animal) has the potential to repair. Homeopathic medicines are supposed to induce a process of reorganisation of vital functions by stimulating this self-regulation mechanism, which means that a complete cure is possible in cases where only functional derangement has caused the symptoms. The more structural the changes that have been caused by the deregulation, the more partial a recovery will be. Limitations are specific surgical indications, deficiency diseases and very serious diseases in which gross anatomical changes have evolved. If the tissue damage has become irreversible, homeopathy may only have a palliative or relieving effect.
Homeopathy can be successfully used to treat a wide range of disorders, the most frequently treated among them are asthma, allergies, eczema, psoriasis, urticaria, acne, alopecia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel, ulcerative colitis, all kinds of inflammations, migraine, headache, hypertension, angina pectoris, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), depression and anxiety. Homeopathy can offer therapeutic options where conventional treatments have failed or plateaued, where they do not exist for the problem, or where they are contraindicated or not tolerated.