isopathy


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isopathy

1. the theory that the product of a disease can be used to cure that same disease, as in the treatment of smallpox with substance taken from the varioles.
2. the belief that a diseased organ can be cured by eating the corresponding organ from a healthy animal.
See also: Disease and Illness
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Essentially, the study by Lewith and colleagues (2) was not truly an evaluation of homeopathy per se, but of isopathy.
Isopathy is the term used to describe the use of specific homeopathic remedies for a known allergen.
Isopathy is the term used to describe the use of specific remedies where a known allergen exists and a homoeopathic practitioner will provide the appropriate remedy.