Definition of homeopathy in English:


Syllabification: ho·me·op·a·thy
Pronunciation: /ˌhōmēˈäpəTHē
(British homoeopathy)


The treatment of disease by minute doses of natural substances that in a healthy person would produce symptoms of disease. Often contrasted with allopathy.
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  • He practises a multi-therapy system using acupuncture with homoeopathy and nutritional therapy to treat chronic diseases.
  • For this reason, many people turn to complementary therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal remedies.
  • In homeopathy, dosage is minute and symptoms are meant to intensify as part of the self-healing process.


early 19th century: coined in German from Greek homoios 'like' + patheia (see -pathy).



Pronunciation: /ˌhōmēəˈpaTHik/
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  • Other forms of treatment may include yoga or Pilates, homeopathic and herbal remedies, hydrotherapy and acupuncture.
  • Neil is a senior lecturer at two leading complementary therapy colleges and has two busy homeopathic practices.
  • Clinical uses of this tree have been well described in homoeopathic and Ayurvedic literature.


Pronunciation: /ˌhōmēəˈpaTHik(ə)lē/
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  • It is now available homeopathically and in various preparations as an asthma preventive.
  • We designed the trials for clarity, simplicity, and internal validity to answer the basic question we had posed: Does a homoeopathically prepared dilution show a positive effect over and above its placebo effect?
  • Treating dairy cattle homeopathically is saving a farming couple $5000 a year, producing much happier, healthier cows and more milk.

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