The effect of homeopathic remedies is based on the principle of equality or similia: ie that a condition can be controlled with a very low dose of a natural substance, which shows the same or similar symptoms as the condition in higher doses. Homeopathy is based on the overall picture: the entire condition of the patient is examined and not only the complaint. Illness is an expression of a disturbance within the organism. Homeopathy treats the individual and never just the symptom. In this way, the balance is restored and there is no more disturbance/complaint. In addition to the myriad effects on physical complaints, it is also often successfully used for behavioral problems in animals.