Principle of Individualisation
Treat the patient, not the disease.
This is the most important doctrine of homeopathy. Not two human beings are alike and so the medicines used for their treatment need not be alike. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on the totality of symptoms of that individual. So, the name of the disease is not important to the doctor who tries to get a complete picture of the patient - his symptoms,the modalities of symptoms, his likes and disliked, his environment, etc to arrive at the individualised remedy - which is the similimum.