With chronic disease, prescription medicines suppress and palliate symptoms, whereas homeopathy recognizes those same symptoms as “the tip of the iceberg” . . . The body, mind, and emotions respond to stress in an integrated way, and accordingly a variety of symptoms are experienced. In other words, one can be challenged by hereditary tendencies, the environment, or personal behaviors, and as a result one experiences a wide range of symptoms. Conventional medical assessments emphasize common and “objective” symptoms–generally physical-while the homeopathic process places importance on one’s “subjective” experience of disease as well. Therefore the focus in homeopathy is on the whole person–objective and subjective-and one’s personal, unique, and significant experience of health and disease.