What do arthritis, headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, and high blood pressure all have in common? According to WebMD, they can all be caused by chronic inflammation. When inflammation goes unchecked, it can wreak havoc on the body, causing long-term illness. Various drugs, such as NSAIDs, are made to reduce inflammation by causing a short-circuit in the inflammation cascade. This is a great short-term fix, but whatever is causing the inflammation is still there and will return when the drug is stopped.
Homeopathy is a holistic medicine which focuses on healing the whole person. An experienced homeopath uses all the details of how a person experiences their disease, and finds a precise remedy for that individual. Thus a homeopath doesn't need to know the exact reason for the inflammation when coming to a remedy for a person, just how that individual experiences their inflammation.