Homeopathy is a system of medicine created about 200 years ago by an eccentric genius named Samuel Hahnemann. A statue of Hahnemann stands in Washington DC in Scott Circle, at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave, Rhode Island Ave, and 16th St. Homeopathy uses diluted natural substances to stimulate and re-balance people's own healing systems. This approach is analogous to allergy shots, which are commonly used in conventional allergy treatment. However, homeopathy uses oral pellets instead of shots, and can be used to help the body handle any issue, not only allergies. A good website introducing homeopathy, which includes practical information as well as basic research, is the United Kingdom's Society of Homeopaths.