Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century
Homeopaths recognised the fact that people are both similar and unique long before genetics explained the reason for this. They gathered information about the action of substances on people’s health from as wide a range of people as possible. In this way they could identify not only the unique general pattern of action of a remedy on human beings, but also the particular patterns resulting from differences between individuals. This enables a specific remedy to be found for an individual’s specific symptoms. By contrast, the individuality of people’s responses creates significant problems for orthodox drug therapy when conducting drug trials, whilst a reliance on general responses appears to lead to problems when prescribing drugs.
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