Die Zeit has an online article on homeopathy. (I guess this is a pet peeve of mine, since my mom has completely gone nuts over homeopathy and alternative “medicine”.) Anyway, here’s finally someone who acknowledges that doing nothing is a viable option for many illnesses.
If it serious, you need serious medication. If not, it will pass. Still, it seems that for most people, it’s the act of seeing the doctor that does the healing, not the medication. That may be a point for homeopathy after all.