Homeopathic Medicine  
   

Allopathy and Homeopathy

 

 
 

 

Rationalism
Mechanicist Model
Allopathy 

 

Empiricism
Holistic Model
Homeopathy

  

1- The organism is divided into parts

 

1- The organism is considered as a Whole

2- Body and mind are separated

2- Body and mind are in a Functional Unit: physical, emotional and mental aspects.

 

3- Humoral physiology

3- Energetic physiology

 

4- Group of humors

4- Animated by Vital Force

 

5- The body is considered as a machine in good or bad conditions

5- The body is considered as a dynamic system integrated into other systems (family, social, etc.)

 

6- The illness is seen as an “enemy” to be eliminated or suppressed.

 

6- The illness is seen as a “process” in which the individual asks for help

 

7- Self-healing capacity is not taken into account

7- Self-healing or defensive capacity is promoted

 

8- Treats the symptoms to eliminate or suppress them

8- Treats the symptoms as defense mechanisms or guides

 

9- “Standard” treatment

9- Individual treatment

 

10- Everybody suffers in the same way

10- Each person expresses him/herself according to their particular characteristics 

11- Emphasis laid on the diagnosis of the illness

 

11- Emphasis laid on the diagnosis of the sick person

 

12- Treatment with medicines opposite to the process

 

12- Treatment with medicines similar to the process and the person

 

13- The treatment relies on medicines or surgery

13- the treatment contemplates other options besides medicines (psychotherapy, complementary therapies, etc)

 

14- The diagnosis relies on objective tests such as analysis, radiographies, etc.

14- It also includes the reacting modality, that is to say the subjectivity

 

15- The patient depends on the doctor and subordinates to him

15- The patient is involved in the healing process and tries to take care of his own health

 

16- Prevention depends on what the doctor prescribes or decides to do

16- The patient commits him/herself as they know health is conquered day after day

 

 

 Etymologically speaking the word “Homeopathy” comes from the Greek language:

Homios= Alike/Similar Pathos = Illness
Homeo–pathy= Alike/similar illness
 


 

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