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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. A medical system started by Dr. Samuel Christian Friedrich Hahnemann, based on the theory that substances that cause the disease symptoms at normal doses will cure the symptoms when given in small doses. It is similar to the concept of “like cures like.”
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