from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy individuals similar to those of the disease itself.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a system of treating diseases with small amounts of substances which, in larger amounts, would produce the observed symptoms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art of curing, founded on resemblances; the theory and its practice that disease is cured (tuto, cito, et jucunde) by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute doses. This system was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and is opposed to
allopathy, or heteropathy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The medical treatment of diseased conditions of the body by the administration of drugs which are capable of exciting in healthy persons symptoms closely similar to those of the morbid condition treated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated
The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease.
Boiron: Boiron, a world leader in homeopathy, is a $500 million pharmaceutical company producing over 1,500 homeopathic medicines, including Oscillococcinum and Arnica.
The term homeopathy, its formal definition, and the methodology of this medical system derived from German physician,
No one seems to be arguing that Hahnemann neither create the term homeopathy nor establish its basic western expression, which I see as the main focus of this article.
The term homeopathy and its formal definition came from German physician,
Samuel Hahnemann defined the term homeopathy and the methods of provings and potentiation.
Would it be OK for a teacher to say that homeopathy is nonsense?
The premise behind homeopathy is that symptoms of illness are not just something "wrong" with the person but are actually efforts of their bodymind to fight infection and/or to adapt to stress.
Ultimately, homeopathy is what Stewart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, called "medical aikido" because it goes with, rather than against, the force of the disease.
A lot of people believe in homeopathy, alien abduction and astrology.