Meaning of homeopathy in English:


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(also British homoeopathy)
  • A form of complementary medicine in which ailments are treated by minute doses of natural substances that in larger amounts would produce symptoms of the ailment.

    Often contrasted with allopathy

    ‘He practises a multi-therapy system using acupuncture with homoeopathy and nutritional therapy to treat chronic diseases.’
    • ‘For this reason, many people turn to complementary therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal remedies.’
    • ‘In homeopathy, dosage is minute and symptoms are meant to intensify as part of the self-healing process.’
    • ‘Like homeopathy, it treats the whole person rather than just the ailment.’
    • ‘We can see how acupuncture, homoeopathy and herbalism might be tested.’
    • ‘Like homeopathy, most alternative therapies are closer to mysticism than to medicine.’
    • ‘Using homeopathy and a range of other natural treatments, Pat set out on a journey of recovery that was to see her body go from strength to strength.’
    • ‘The whole community has access to acupuncture, herbal medicine and homeopathy, even if on a crude level.’
    • ‘The approach of treating the patient in a holistic manner allows homoeopathy to treat many diseases where conventional medical treatment does not have much to offer.’
    • ‘This is radical, for in homeopathy, there are two schools of thought - low dose versus high dose.’
    • ‘Despite homoeopathy's popularity with patients, orthodox medicine has had the upper hand in terms of institutional support, research funding, and strong evidence of effectiveness.’
    • ‘Although homeopathy has met with skepticism in the past, recent research is now proving that it works quite well.’
    • ‘She had tried homeopathy, colonic irrigation, aloe vera and reflexology.’
    • ‘She's also tried homoeopathy, meditation and colour therapy as well as conventional drugs.’
    • ‘The power of homeopathy never ceases to amaze me.’
    • ‘It is also important to heal the individual from within, if this is where the problem originates, using, for example, homeopathy.’
    • ‘Ayurvedic medicine and homoeopathy are popular in India.’
    • ‘She places a lot of faith in homoeopathy and alternative medicines.’
    • ‘The first principle of homoeopathy is that you find a substance that causes the symptoms you are experiencing.’
    • ‘He has also trained in homeopathy and is interested in all forms of complementary medicine.’



/ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθi/ /ˌhɒmɪˈɒpəθi/


Early 19th century coined in German from Greek homoios ‘like’ + patheia (see -pathy).