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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.

homeopathy

(ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ) or

homoeopathy

n
(Complementary Medicine) a method of treating disease by the use of small amounts of a drug that, in healthy persons, produces symptoms similar to those of the disease being treated. Compare allopathy
homeopathic, homoeopathic adj
ˌhomeoˈpathically, ˌhomoeoˈpathically adv
homeopathist, homoeopathist homeopath, homoeopath n

ho•me•op•a•thy

(ˌhoʊ miˈɒp ə θi)

n.
a method of treating disease by minute doses of drugs that in a healthy person would produce symptoms similar to those of the disease (opposed to allopathy).
[1820–30]
ho′me•o•path` (-əˌpæθ) ho`me•op′a•thist, n.

ho·me·op·a·thy

(hō′mē-ŏp′ə-thē)
A system for treating disease in which patients are given tiny doses of a drug that, when given in large amounts to healthy people, produces symptoms like those of the disease itself. Homeopathy is a kind of alternative medicine.
allopathy, homeopathy - Allopathy is treatment to suppress the symptoms of illness using the principle of opposites, while homeopathy encourages, rather than suppresses, the body's reaction to an illness.
See also related terms for illness.

homeopathy, homoeopathy

the method of treating diseases by drugs that produce symptoms similar to those of the disease. — homeopathist, homoeopathist, homeopath, homoeopath, n. — homeopathic, homoeopathic, adj.
See also: Remedies

homeopathy

A system based on the principle of “like curing like,” which aims to treat the whole person and is the opposite of allopathic medicine in that it does not aim to suppress the symptoms of illness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
medical aid, medical care - professional treatment for illness or injury
allopathy - the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
Translations
homeopatie
homøopati
homeopatia
homeopatija
homeopátia
ホメオパシー
동종 요법동종요법
homeopati
phép chữa vi lượng đồng căn

homeopathy

[ˌhəʊmiˈɒpəθi] homoeopathy (British) nhoméopathie fhome owner homeowner [ˈhəʊməʊnər] npropriétaire mfhome page n (on Internet)page f d'accueilhomeroom teacher n (US)professeur mf principal(e)home rule nautonomie fhome run n (BASEBALL)coup m de circuitHome Secretary n (British)ministre m de l'Intérieurhome shopping
n (by post, telephone) achat par correspondance ou par téléphone; (by television)téléachat m; (by computer)achat m en ligne
modif [catalogue] → de vente par correspondance; [TV channel] → de téléachat

homeopathy

homoeopathy [ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ] nomeopatia

homeopathy

مُعَالَـجَةٌ مِثْليَّةٌ homeopatie homøopati Homöopathie ομοιοπαθητική homeopatía homeopatia homéopathie homeopatija omeopatia ホメオパシー 동종 요법 homeopathie homøopati homeopatia homeopatia гомеопатия homeopati วิธีการรักษาโดยใช้ยาจำนวนเล็กน้อยที่จะสร้างระบบเชื้อโรคในคนที่มีร่างกายแข็งแรง homeopati phép chữa vi lượng đồng căn 顺势疗法

ho·me·op·a·thy

n. homeopatía, curación por medio de medicamentos diluidos en cantidades ínfimas que producen efectos semejantes a los síntomas producidos por la enfermedad.

homeopathy

n homeopatía, sistema curativo en que se administra dosis pequeñas de sustancias que en dosis más grandes podrían causar o agravar la misma enfermedad que se pretende curar
References in classic literature ?
He had been assured--such things are said--that cigars were excellent for the health, and he was quite capable of believing it; but he knew as little about tobacco as about homeopathy. He had a very well-formed head, with a shapely, symmetrical balance of the frontal and the occipital development, and a good deal of straight, rather dry brown hair.
The first time you try to use a materia medica, it will seem overwhelming, but without one, it is impossible to truly practice homeopathy other than basic first aid.
Homeopathy is a natural, noninvasive system of medical treatment based on the theory that substances that cause certain symptoms in a healthy person can--in diluted amounts--cure those symptoms in an unhealthy person.
Homeopathy is based on the idea that substances which cause symptoms can, in very small amounts, be used to cure or ease them.
Homeopathy was developed by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician and chemist, in the 1700s.
In light of these facts, dental health care approach is directed toward holistic methods like ayurveda, acupuncture, naturopathy or homeopathy in managing diseases and conditions related to orofacial structures.
Dr Jay aka Blah, Blah, Blah (GDN, January 6) notes with fun that the writers of a few letters recently have failed to give any reference even to one of these tests or provide a link to information regarding homeopathy.
A HUDDERSFIELD homeopathy practitioner has accused a committee of MPs of having double standards.
"It sets an unfortunate precedent for the department of health to consider that the existence of a community which believes that homeopathy works is 'evidence' enough to continue spending public money on it," committee chairman Phil Willis said in a statement.
The history of American homeopathy; from rational medicine to holistic health care.
"Homeopathy, which is a form of alternative medicine that is natural and side-effects free, has been proven to effectively treat psoriasis.
Doctors wrote 49,300 prescriptions for homeopathy in 2007, down from 83,000 in 2005, statistics from the Prescription Pricing Authority showed.