homeopathy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n homeopathy a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Homeopathy (Med) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homeopathy 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. This system of medicine was founded by Dr. S. C. F. Hahnemann (1755-1843) at Leipsic. The fundamental doctrine of homeopathy is expressed in the Latin adage “Similia similibus curantur” (likes are cured by likes). In practice homeopathy is associated with the system of administering drugs in very small, often infinitesimal, doses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Homeopathy hō-me-op′a-thi the system of curing diseases by small quantities of those drugs which excite symptoms similar to those of the disease
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Quotations

  • James Tyler Kent
    James Tyler Kent
    “While Homeopathy itself is a perfect science, its truth is only partially known. The truth itself relates to the Divine, the knowledge relates to man.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. likeness of condition or feeling; like (fr. same; cf. Same) + to suffer: cf. F. homéopathie,. See Pathos
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. homoiopatheiahomoios, like, pathos, feeling.

Usage

In literature:

HAHNEMANN, Doctor, of Leipsig, discovered the sugar pill and called it homeopathy.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
As a member of the College of Physicians I've felt that way about homeopathy and the faith-cure.
"Lin McLean" by Owen Wister
I think homeopathy is the thing for children.
"Jewel" by Clara Louise Burnham
Captain Brentwood had lately been trying homeopathy, which in his case, there being nothing the matter with him, was a decided success.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
These two cases of ordinary vaccination and homeopathy are typical of all the rest.
"The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors" by George Bernard Shaw
This problem in perpetual progression or culinary homeopathy can be practiced in any kitchen.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
A further difficulty arose over the establishment of a Department of Homeopathy, which had long been the subject of agitation.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
But he was furious and sulphurous, and that is why I have changed to homeopathy.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various
If my lecture on "First Principles in Homeopathy" is ever to be delivered, it must be delivered elsewhere.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914" by Various
Another sketch ridicules homeopathy and is extremely funny.
"Lewis Carroll in Wonderland and at Home" by Belle Moses
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In news:

My fellow Forbes contributors Erik Kain and Steven Salzberg have both penned excellent pieces about homeopathy, and I encourage you to read both of them.
The absurdity of homeopathy simply can't be pointed out enough.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – In our last issue we reported on biodynamics, a radical viticultural method whose proponents claim it produces superior wines by combining elements of astrology and homeopathy with organic grape growing.
The summer months are approaching and homeopathy can turn the summer slump into your busiest, record-breaking months of the year.
Fight Hay Fever with Homeopathy.
Being the first person in the United States to receive a PhD degree in homeopathy , Dr Garber has led the way for natural remedies to become accessible to the average person.
Linda graduated from Homeopathy School of Colorado, which is now Homeopathy School International.
In 1850, homeopathy was brought to America.
Natural Medical Solutions (natmedsol.com) is a homeopathy clinic in Atlanta that uses a whole body approach.
For a few hundred dollars, some extra training (sometimes provided by the board's president himself, for a fee) and a test on the principles of homeopathy , an M.D.
Homeopathy isn't dangerous, per se.
Classic homeopathy uses no prescriptions and is based on a theory that "like cures like" in sick patients.
Area resident to offer homeopathy classes.
MAYVILLE — Leslie Johnson, pharmacist and co-owner of Johnson's Village Pharmacy in Mayville, will be offering monthly homeopathy classes beginning in September.
Aromatherapy, acupuncture, massage and homeopathy .
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