principle of similars

principle of similars, in homeopathy, the assertion that a substance known to cause the symptoms of disease will induce a cure of those symptoms if administered in a small amount.
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This was formulated by Hahnemann in two principles: The first, or the principle of similars, states that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms.
Appropriate use of homeopathic medicines involves the principle of similars, according to which symptoms in the diseased state are matched with those symptoms caused by a specific substance in its homeopathic drug.
Homeopathy - Works on the principle of similars to treat conditions.
Homeopathy (derived from "homoios pathos" or "similar suffering") is founded on the principle of similars.

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