Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 21: Homeopathy (continued)

KEY POINTS Homeopathy is based on the principle of similars. Since the formulations are so dilute, to the tune of molecules or even none, it continues to defy medical plausibility. Homeopathy is widely practiced across the world, especially in Europe and India. THEORY In contrast to the principle of contraries used in allopathy, homeopathy is based on the principle of similars. This implies that a substance that can produce symptoms similar to a disease would also cure the disease. In order to reduce the toxic effects, the substance is highly diluted, some exceeding Avogadro’s number…