Homeopathy originated in Germany and is a form of medicine that goes by philosophy of “like cures like”. The original discovery, as with most things, was by accident. The doctor drank too much herbal tea and noticed that he started having symptoms like Malaria. He postulated that perhaps if he gave this tea made from a certain plant to Malaria infected patients, maybe they would get better?! And they did! This gave rise to an entire medical field using substances from minerals, plants and animals.
The best part of homeopathy is that it is entirely safe for children and pregnant women and uses such tiny doses that some argue there is no active ingredient left in the remedy. Either way, it is another tool in the tool box for your doctor to draw from if needed.