What is it?

Homoeopathy is based on the theory of ‘like cures like’. It tries to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself with the consumption of small doses of highly diluted substances. In larger doses these substances would produce the illness or symptoms. Homoeopathic remedies are available as tablets, liquids or creams.

See Homoeopathy for what to expect during a consultation and evidence for homoeopathy.

Remedies from different cultures

Australia’s cultural diversity means some people may want to use traditional healing practices as part of their complementary cancer care.

For example, some Indigenous people with cancer may want the guidance of a traditional doctor or elder who is familiar with bush medicine and Aboriginal spirituality.

Talk to your doctor if you would like to use traditional remedies from your culture.

This information was last reviewed in May 2015
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