The practice of homeopathy originated in the 18th century. It was developed by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann viewed in vital force is best described as the overall concept of what protects an individual from harm. It can be affected by an individuals diet, environment, genetics, and emotions. This disruption or shift, would result in “dis-ease”, causing the patient to experience certain symptoms. Through experimentation, Hahnemann found the phenomenon of “like cures like”. By giving extremely small quantities of substances which, in larger amounts, could cause similar symptoms; Hahnemann reasoned that this “dis-ease” would be rectified, and the vital force shifted back into a balanced state resulting in a return to wellness. Classic homeopathy usually involves giving one remedy at a time at different potencies to bring about a shift in the vital force.