In this series, we will examine the various philosophical ideas that homeopaths practice. Homeopathy is based on the principle that “like cures like”. In practice, this means a medicine capable of producing certain effects when taken by a healthy human being is capable of curing any illness that displays similar effects. We will also see that homeopathy recognizes that in disease, the entire being – mind and body – is affected and it has the ability to bring a cure to the whole person – body and mind. We must always remember that homeopathy treats each patient as an individual, unique and different from everybody else. There is no medicine for any particular disease but there is a medicine for the patient suffering from the disease.