Homeopathy was formally developed in the late 1700's and early 1800's. Although the history of homeopathy dates back into ancient times, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann is credited with bringing homeopathic medicines into the modern world. Homeopathic medicines are made through a special process from very dilute amounts of a product, such as a virus or plant or mineral. This highly effective form of medicine is based on the principal of "like cures like", in which a microscopic amount of a medicine is able to counter the effects of what a whole large dose of the same substance would cause. This is a bit complicated to understand…for example one might use a tiny, miniscule dose of a plant to treat vomiting when a full dose of a large amount of that same plant would cause vomiting if given by mouth.
Trust me, they work, and they work astoundingly well! There is, of course, not space enough on this page to go more deeply into the mechanism of action of homeopathic medications, but they are very effective, and especially helpful in sensitive patients (such as in the very weak patient-old and fragile or very ill, or a very medication-sensitive species such as the bunny rabbit). Due to the very low dose of the medicine, side effects are extremely rare, but remarkable healing very common!