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ho·me·op·a·thy

 (hō′mē-ŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. ho·me·op·a·thies
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.

ho′me·o·path′ (-ə-păth′), ho′me·op′a·thist n.
ho′me·o·path′ic adj.
ho′me·o·path′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homeopath - a practitioner of homeopathyhomeopath - a practitioner of homeopathy  
practician, practitioner - someone who practices a learned profession
Translations

homeopath

[ˈhəʊmiəʊpæθ] homoeopath (British) nhoméopathe mf

homeopath

homoeopath [ˈhəʊmɪəʊpæθ] nomeopatico/a

homeopath

n homeópata mf
References in classic literature ?
Their usefulness did not depend on making the patient swallow substances for the most part harmful (the harm was scarcely perceptible, as they were given in small doses), but they were useful, necessary, and indispensable because they satisfied a mental need of the invalid and of those who loved her- and that is why there are, and always will be, pseudo-healers, wise women, homeopaths, and allopaths.
I shouted to Clarence; "telephone the king's homeopath to come
The health service says it needs to find pounds 58million in cuts from the budget and, because of a lack of knowledge about what homeopaths do, it's invariably the first to be chopped.
More critical words appear in his attack on purveyors of pseudoscience, such as homeopaths and New Agers, who espouse nothing short of "drivel," writes the author.
Today, it is widely accepted among doctors and homeopaths that some ingredients found in tea do have legitimate curative properties.
That didn't deter Sherman from seeking the drug, the only one that had worked for her in 20 years of visiting gastroenterologists, homeopaths and nutritionists.
In 1985, 10% of the patients of homeopaths were children, while the current figure is 25%.
For the study, patients underwent 6 months of homeopathic treatment administered by one of four homeopaths in Leeds or five in Sheffield, England.
Currently, homeopaths are not required by law to be licensed physicians.
In the last issue of Frontier Perspectives, Volume 8 (1), spring 1999, Paul Root Wolpe mentions the formation of the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1844, the opening of the AMA to homeopaths in the early 1900s, and the closing of the last homeopathic school in 1939.
Not so, according to homeopaths, who often claim good results with medicines so dilute that in all probability they contain not a single molecule of the original substance--somehow "remembering" the diluted substance and retaining its "essence.