- the method of treating disease by drugs, given in minute doses, that would produce in a healthy person symptoms similar to those of the disease (opposed to allopathy).
Origin of homeopathy
Examples from the Web for homeopathy
But he was furious and sulphurous, and that is why I have changed to homeopathy.
I thought that homeopathy—similia, etc.—had done away with both of them.Backlog Studies
Charles Dudley Warner
Like Voltaire, he was tolerant—except toward Calvinism and Homeopathy.The American Spirit in Literature,
As a member of the College of Physicians I've felt that way about homeopathy and the faith-cure.Lin McLean
Homeopathy taught her that in the higher attenuations of its drugs, "matter is rarefied to its fatal essence, mortal mind."The Church of St. Bunco
- a method of treating disease by the use of small amounts of a drug that, in healthy persons, produces symptoms similar to those of the disease being treatedCompare allopathy
Word Origin and History for homeopathy
- A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy persons similar to those of the disease.
- A nontraditional system for treating and preventing disease, in which minute amounts of a substance that in large amounts causes disease symptoms are given to healthy individuals. This is thought to enhance the body's natural defenses.
A system of treating disease in which small doses of certain substances are administered; in large doses, given to a healthy person, these substances would produce the symptoms of the disease. The principles of homeopathy do not enjoy widespread acceptance in the medical community.