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homeopathy




An unorthodox system of treatment founded in the early 19th century by the German physician Christian F. S. Hahnemann, based on a theory that disease is cured by drugs whose effects mimic it and whose efficacy is increased by the use of extremely small doses, achieved by multiple dilutions. It is the opposite of allopathy, in which curatives are administered to create the opposite effect.


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