What Is Homeopathy?
- A substance that produces a certain set of symptoms in a healthy person has the power to cure a sick person manifesting those same symptoms. In homeopathic medicine this is called Law of Similars, or like cures like.
- Diluting a remedy makes it more powerful. In homeopathic medicine this is called Law of Infinitesimals.
- A homeopathic treatment is designed to facilitate a release of the illness. Allopathic treatments (traditional medicine), according to homeopathic beliefs, supresses the symptoms and drives the illness back into the body.
The Practice of Homeopathy: Constitutional Homeopathy vs. Disease-Oriented Homeopathy
- Isopathic products are made from the actual substance that causes the condition. For example, a homeopath may use a remedy prepared from cat dander to treat cat allergy.
- Nosodes are made from infected animal tissues or bodily secretions. Here, a homeopath may dilute ground up, tuberculosis-infected glands from a cow to create a homeopathic product for human tuberculosis.
Scientific Evaluation of Homeopathy
What to Expect From a Session With a Homeopathic Physician
A Note About Safety
Homeopathic Treatments by Condition
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 09/2015 -
- Update Date: 10/02/2015 -