A system of healing, first practiced by the Greek physician Hippocrates (c.460-377 B.C.E.), that stimulates the body’s healing power by introducing minute, diluted amounts of a substance that can cause the symptoms of a particular illness or disease in healthy people. In other words, a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people. German doctor Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the modern founder of homeopathy.
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