How is homeopathy different from conventional medicine?
Homeopathy treats the whole person rather than looking at the symptoms of the patient as phenomena separate from each other. The health of the individual is addressed physically, mentally and emotionally. In homeopathy, restoring health is defined as restoring balance or homeostasis on those three levels, by medicines administered according to the principles of homeopathy. Side effects are almost nonexistent.
Conventional medicine, on the other hand, provides compartmentalized care, focusing almost exclusively on the symptoms rather than the whole person. Thus, depending on the symptoms, we consult various specialists (gastroenterologist, endocrinologist, psychiatrist, urologist, neurologist, etc.). The specialists act in isolation, concentrating only on the aspect of the patient that is their specialty.
Finally, conventional drugs are prescribed according to the Law of Opposites. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs reduce inflammation, antibiotics suppress bacterial infections, etc. They are not highly-diluted, so they often produce noticeable and sometimes severe side-effects.