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ˌhoʊ miˈɒp ə θiHomeopa·thy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homeopathy, homoeopathy(noun)

    a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated


  1. homeopathy(Noun)

    a system of treating diseases with small amounts of substances which, in larger amounts, would produce the observed symptoms.

    Etymology: From Homöopathie;

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homeopathy(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Gr. likeness of condition or feeling; like (fr. same; cf. Same) + to suffer: cf. F. homopathie. See Pathos.]


  1. Homeopathy

    Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine originated in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of similia similibus curentur, according to which a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in sick people. Hahnemann believed that the underlying causes of disease were phenomena that he termed miasms, and that homeopathic remedies addressed these. The remedies are prepared by repeatedly diluting a chosen substance in alcohol or distilled water, followed by forceful striking on an elastic body, called succussion. Each dilution followed by succussion is said to increase the remedy's potency. Dilution usually continues well past the point where none of the original substance remains. Homeopaths select remedies by consulting reference books known as repertories, considering the totality of the patient's symptoms as well as the patient's personal traits, physical and psychological state, and life history. Scientific research has repeatedly found homeopathic remedies ineffective and their postulated mechanisms of action implausible. The scientific community regards homeopathy as a sham; the American Medical Association considers homeopathy to be quackery, and homeopathic remedies have been criticized as unethical.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Homeopathy

    hō-me-op′a-thi, n. the system of curing diseases by small quantities of those drugs which excite symptoms similar to those of the disease.—ns. Hō′meopath, Homeop′athist, one who believes in or practises homeopathy.—adj. Homeopath′ic, of or pertaining to homeopathy.—adv. Homeopath′ically. [Gr. homoiopatheiahomoios, like, pathos, feeling.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Homeopathy

    A system of therapeutics founded by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), based on the Law of Similars where "like cures like". Diseases are treated by highly diluted substances that cause, in healthy persons, symptoms like those of the disease to be treated. The dilutions are repeated so many times that there is less than one molecule per dose and it is suggested that benefit is from the energetic life force of the original substance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Homeopathy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Homeopathy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Homeopathy in a Sentence

  1. Martin Friede:

    If we should do further studies on lamivudine, then we should also have done them on homeopathy and snake venom and ozone injections.

  2. Phillipa Stanaway:

    Lyssinum is not excluded from the pharmacopeia for naturopathic doctors in B.C., homeopathy, which includes the use of substances such as lyssinum, is a traditional modality with a long history in the naturopathic scope of practice; it is still used by some naturopathic doctors today.

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