Homeopathy achieved its greatest popularity in the 19th century. It was introduced to the United States in 1825 by Hans Birch Gram, a student of Hahnemann.  The first homeopathic school in the US opened in 1835, and in 1844, the first US national medical association, the American Institute of Homeopathy , was established. Throughout the 19th century, dozens of homeopathic institutions appeared in Europe and the United States,  and by 1900, there were 22 homeopathic colleges and 15,000 practitioners in the United States.  Because medical practice of the time relied on ineffective and often dangerous treatments, patients of homeopaths often had better outcomes than those of the doctors of the time.  Homeopathic preparations, even if ineffective, would almost surely cause no harm, making the users of homeopathic preparations less likely to be killed by the treatment that was supposed to be helping them.  The relative success of homeopathy in the 19th century may have led to the abandonment of the ineffective and harmful treatments of bloodletting and purging and to have begun the move towards more effective, science-based medicine.  One reason for the growing popularity of homeopathy was its apparent success in treating people suffering from infectious disease epidemics.  During 19th-century epidemics of diseases such as cholera , death rates in homeopathic hospitals were often lower than in conventional hospitals, where the treatments used at the time were often harmful and did little or nothing to combat the diseases. 
There are also certain things that we alone can do in order to prevent or alleviate the symptoms of low blood pressure. In the case of hypotension, consuming alcohol is not recommended, because it can aggravate low blood pressure by dehydration, while drinking a lot of water is suggested. Healthy foods are advisable, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish. Most doctors recommend the intake of sodium and salt if a person suffers from hypotension. It is better to eat several small meals during a day, rather than three large meals. Furthermore, it is recommended not to change body position abruptly, but very slowly, especially when trying to stand up.