The name is derived from the Greek word "homios" (which means "like") and the word "pathos" (meaning "suffering"). The central philosophy of homeopathy is that some poisonous substances can be beneficial if taken in very small doses.
a natural pharmaceutical science that uses various plants, minerals or animals in very small dose to stimulate the
An alternative approach to medicine based on the belief that natural substances, prepared in a special way and used most often in very small amounts, restore health. According to these beliefs, in order for a remedy to be effective, it must cause in a healthy person the same symptoms being treated in the patient. Also called homeopathy.
Medicines that are manufactured from or contain as medicinal ingredients only those substances or sources referenced in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, the Homöopathische Arzneimittel, the Pharmacopée française or the European Pharmacopoeia, as amended from time to time, and that are prepared in accordance with these pharmacopoeias.
Homeopathic Medicine and Homeopathy is a system of natural healing. Homeopathy stimulates the human body in a safe and gentle way, while utilizing remedies to encourage the body to work more effectively and efficiently. These homeopathic remedies are derived from plants, animals and mineral sources and usually offer no side effects.
A 180-year-old health system founded by German physician Samuel Hahnemann based on the principle of "like cures like". Homeopathic remedies are dilutions of natural substances from plants, minerals, and animals. These remedies specifically match different symptom patterns of illness and act to stimulate the bodyâ€(tm)s natural healing response.
An alternative medical system. In homeopathic medicine, there is a belief that "like cures like," meaning that small, highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms, when the same substances given at higher or more concentrated doses would actually cause those symptoms. Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine