Symptom Similarity versus Disease Similarity: Revisiting the Application of the Law of Similars and Challenging the Symptom-Centric Approach in Homeopathy.
Symptom Similarity versus Disease Similarity: Revisiting the Application of the Law of Similars and Challenging the Symptom-Centric Approach in Homeopathy. Homeopathy. 2018 May 16;: Authors: Shah R Abstract The system of homeopathic medicine is based on the Law of Similars. It is often implied by students and practitioners of homeopathy that the fundamental principle suggests that if the substance is capable of producing certain 'symptoms', it can also remove, treat, or 'annihilate' similar symptoms if the same substance is administered in a small dose. Hahnemann clearly highlights the importance of pathogenesis or 'disease-producing power', and not just the symptoms-producing power, as a part of the 'totality of the disease'. The author perceives the need for a rectification in the symptom-centric approach in homeopathy. The pathogenesis of disease includes the mechanisms and the cause, which are more complete than the consideration of mere symptoms. Thus, the fundamental approach needs to be extended beyond the symptoms' similarity to the disease-pathogenesis similarity. Several clinical examples are given based on the imaginary expansion that is constructed on the 'mind' symptoms without the inclusion of the pathogenesis of the medicinal substance, suggesting the limitations and the risks to homeopathy of a purely symptom-centric approach. PMID: 29768635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionAs conventional therapies may not be sufficiently effective, women's needs should be closely examined, and individual treatment options should be discussed and initiated by clinicians to provide the best comprehensive treatment possible for endometriosis.
CONCLUSION: The use of ICPs was verified in the healthcare of community agents. It is necessary to strengthen these practices for the promotion of health and prevention of diseases. PMID: 30540044 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Bruno F. Fortuoso, Roger R. Gebert, Luiz G. Griss, Patricia Glombovisky, Chrystian J. Cazarotto, Luana Rampazzo, Lenita M. Stefani, Emanuel B. Ferreira, Aleksandro Schafer da SilvaAbstractLamb farming is generally a secondary activity for farmers, and many breeding systems suffer from management failures that impair production. One reason for decline in performance is enteritis, usually affecting newborn lambs. Enteritis can be fatal, especially in dairy herds. Generally, lambs are fed sucrose or unprocessed milk from sheep or cow t...
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ConclusionsThe combination of a homeopathic medicine and a hetero-isotherapic illustrates both the principles of “similarity” and “the identical”. It has proved to be an excellent response to the side effects of tamoxifen. By enhancing the patient’s quality of life, this combined approach also improved adherence to tr eatment.