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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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.