It all depends really! A better term would be complimentary medicine. Some like things, like seeing a chiropractor etc can be beneficial. However the use of homeopathic drugs can not only be hit and miss but also very dangerous. Drugs used by the Medical profesion are strictly regulated in all stages of development from the testing to being granted a licence and the amount of active drug in each tablet, pill, capsule or injection is very acurate. Homeopathic medicines on the other hand are not and the amount of the active drug can vary considerably in a measured quantity as these substances ie St Johns Wart, are not regulated.