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Homeopathic medicine

1. A method of healing in which minute amounts of a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person are given to a sick person to cure the same symptoms. Treatment of disease through the administration of minute doses of a substance that in larger amounts produces disease symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are thought to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. 2. System of medicine founded by Dr. Samuel Christian Friederich Hahnemann, based on the theory that large doses of drugs that cause the symptoms of a disease will cure the symptoms when administered in small doses. Loosely based on the concept of “like cures like.”
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