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Is there a ?Difference between homeopathic and holistic medicine?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
I agree with dr. Dasilva that homeopathy is holistic, and also a distinct system of medicine.
But his description of "homeopathic" is actually "isopathic": using a solution of the identical organism thought to cause lyme. Instead, homeopathy applies medicines whose pattern of symptoms matches those of the individual patient: "similar suffering". Actual remedy could be plant, mineral, or animal.

In brief: Yes
I agree with dr. Dasilva that homeopathy is holistic, and also a distinct system of medicine.
But his description of "homeopathic" is actually "isopathic": using a solution of the identical organism thought to cause lyme. Instead, homeopathy applies medicines whose pattern of symptoms matches those of the individual patient: "similar suffering". Actual remedy could be plant, mineral, or animal.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
This is a good question, as many people confuse homeopathy & holistic medicine.
Holistic medicine treats the whole person: mind, body & spirit, & holistic docs often use natural therapies like nutrition, herbs & homeopathy. Homeopathy is a specific type of holistic healing that uses minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the body to heal itself. See my comment for links to more info:.

In brief: Yes
This is a good question, as many people confuse homeopathy & holistic medicine.
Holistic medicine treats the whole person: mind, body & spirit, & holistic docs often use natural therapies like nutrition, herbs & homeopathy. Homeopathy is a specific type of holistic healing that uses minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the body to heal itself. See my comment for links to more info:.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
A good introduction to homeopathy: http://www.healingwithhomeopathy.net/introduc.htm For more detailed information check out: http://www.homeopathic.com/Articles/Introduction_to_Homeopathy/A_Great_Introductory_Article_for_Advocates_O.html
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Yes
Homeopathic medicine is a type of therapy based on the hypothesis that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure that disease in sick people.
[ this hypothesis is known as "the law of similars" or "like cures like". So if you have lyme's disease for example, a homeopathic solution will be comprised of a mixture of the actual organism that causes lyme's and water.

In brief: Yes
Homeopathic medicine is a type of therapy based on the hypothesis that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure that disease in sick people.
[ this hypothesis is known as "the law of similars" or "like cures like". So if you have lyme's disease for example, a homeopathic solution will be comprised of a mixture of the actual organism that causes lyme's and water.
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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