Law of similars


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si·mi·li·a si·mil·i·bus cur·an·tur

(si-mil'ē-ă si-mil'i-bŭs kŭr-an'tĕr),
The homeopathic concept expressing the law of similars (literally, "likes are cured by likes"), the doctrine that any drug capable of producing morbid symptoms in the healthy will remove similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease. Another reading of the concept, employed by Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, is similia similibus curentur, "let likes be cured by likes."

law of similars

Homeopathy
A guiding principle of homeopathy which states that any substance causing a morbid process will, when diluted (a process known as potentisation) serve to cure that same condition.

si·mi·li·a si·mil·i·bus cur·an·tur

(si-mil'ē-ă si-mil'i-bŭs kū-ran'tūr)
The homeopathic formula expressing the law of similars, the doctrine that any drug capable of producing morbid symptoms in the healthy will remove similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease. Another reading of the formula, employed by Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, is similia similibus curentur, let likes be cured by likes.
[L. likes are cured by likes]

Law of similars

The basic principle of homeopathic medicine that governs the selection of a specific remedy. It holds that a substance of natural origin that produces certain symptoms in a healthy person will cure those same symptoms in a sick person.
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Using the principles of the Law of Similars, homeopathy affects those systems within the body to correct response to offending substances.
It's based on "the law of similars," in which a remedy is used that produces symptoms similar to the disease it seeks to cure.
He points out that homeopathy is based on the "law of similars," meaning that substances which can cause certain symptoms in an essentially healthy individual can be used to cure similar symptoms in a sick person.