homeopathic medicine

An alternative approach to medicine based on the belief that natural substances, prepared in a special way and used most often in very small amounts, restore health. According to these beliefs, in order for a remedy to be effective, it must cause in a healthy person the same symptoms being treated in the patient. Also called homeopathy.

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  • homeopathic medicine — method of treating illnesses in which small doses of a remedy are administered which would cause the illness being treated if given in large doses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Homeopathic Materia Medica — are encyclopedia of materials which may be used to prepare homeopathic medicines. They list the materials along with details of the provings which establish the symptoms and conditions for which they are claimed to be suitable. They thus… …   Wikipedia

  • homeopathic — 1. Relating to homeopathy. SYN: homeotherapeutic (1). 2. Denoting an extremely small dose of a pharmacologic agent that theoreticaly mimics the symptoms produced by the condition being treated, such as might be used in homeopathy; more generally …   Medical dictionary

  • medicine — noun 1 (C, U) a substance used for treating illness, especially a liquid you drink: take medicine: Have you taken your medicine? 2 (U) the treatment and study of illnesses and injuries: He studied medicine at Yale. | homeopathic medicine 3 the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • homeopathic — adjective of or relating to the practice of homeopathy homeopathic medicine • Ant: ↑allopathic • Pertains to noun: ↑homeopathy …   Useful english dictionary

  • medicine — n. method, science of treating disease 1) to practice medicine 2) to study medicine 3) aerospace, space; allopathic; alternative (BE), complementary (BE), fringe (BE); aviation; ayurvedic; clinical; community, social; defensive; family; folk;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • medicine — noun 1 science of treating/preventing illness ADJECTIVE ▪ modern ▪ advances in modern medicine ▪ traditional ▪ qualified in traditional Chinese medicine ▪ folk …   Collocations dictionary

  • homeopathic — adj. Homeopathic is used with these nouns: ↑medicine, ↑physician, ↑remedy, ↑treatment …   Collocations dictionary

  • homeopathic — homeopathy (also homoeopathy) ► NOUN ▪ a system of complementary medicine in which disease is treated by minute doses of natural substances that in large quantities would produce symptoms of the disease. DERIVATIVES homeopathic adjective. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • Naturopathic medicine — is an American healthcare profession, that is almost 100 years old. It was founded as a formal healthcare system at the turn of the century by medical practitioners from various natural therapeutic disciplines. By the early 1900s, more than 20… …   Medical dictionary

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