Swine flu- Homeopathy in epidemics?

History has shown that there has always been a resurgence of homeopathy every time an epidemic has struck the population.
Why is homeopathy so effective? Irrespective of the name of the disease, homeopathy works at the immunity of the patient and strengthens it so that the body is able to protect itself from diseases. If a person has already been affected, it helps to stimulate the body’s self-healing powers the body so that the disease is controlled naturally by the body’s own defense mechanism.