Some simple examples of treating ‘like with like’ are;
Cutting onions causing burning teary eyes and runny nose; the remedy Allium Cepum (=Onion) is useful in i.e. colds or hay fever with those kind of symptoms.
Coffee drinking causes sleeplessness and irritability; may be alleviated by taking the Homeopathic remedy made of Coffee, Coffea.
In orthodox medicine these ‘Like cures like’ principals are also not uncommonly used;
- The stimulant Ritalin is used in treatment of ADDH
- Small doses of allergens such as pollen are sometimes used to de-sensitise allergic patients.
- Vaccines where an impotent form of the virus is given to bolster the immune system against that particular virus.
However, one major difference with Homeopathic remedies is that substances are used in ultra high dilutions, which makes them non-toxic. And as Homeopathic remedies are taken by mouth they are put through the natural course of our body’s immune response mechanism, instead of being e.g. injected to bypass that process.