This powerful system of medicine is over 200 years old and is widely used in Europe. Symptoms are seen as the body’s immune system at work and therefore communicate deeper problems. Instead of suppressing the symptoms with drugs, homeopathic medicines increase the symptoms to assist the body’s immune system in eliminating the problem. After an initial period of worsened symptoms, the disease and symptoms resolve. Recurrence of the disease is rare since the body has learned naturally to rid itself of the disease.