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noun The method used in homeopathy to test new substances for therapeutic potential. In a proving, the agent of interest (the “remedy”) is administered to a group of healthy individuals to determine the pattern of symptoms evoked by the remedy. In the second stage of proving, the symptoms evoked by the remedy must be reversed by the remedy.


(proo′vĭng) plural.provings
In homeopathy, an assessment of the symptoms experienced by healthy volunteers after they are treated with a proposed remedy.

Patient discussion about proving

Q. Do doctors normally do ultrasounds to prove you have mis carried?? 2 weeks ago i found out i was pregnant, i started spottion so we went to the hospital where they toldl me i miscarried, but they did not do any alternative tests to prove it not even check my Hcg levels. Im wandering if i should get a second opinion to make sure.

A. Congratulations on the new pregnancy - that's wonderful news!

Q. Is it really working? My boyfriend practice Chinese medicine and he always advocate Chinese medicine and brings many examples in which regular medicine failed for many years and one treatment of acupuncture cured the problem. I know it sounds convincing, but maybe these stories are misleading? I find it hard to believe in this meridian thing. It seems just like an old and out-of-date theory. What do you think?

A. As a successful practicing doctor of Chinese medicine I can tell you this: it doesn't matter what a patient believes if the diagnosis and treatment is correct. I treat patients every day who benefit from treatment as seen by objective sign and symptom changes. I am not providing new-age this or that, or ambient music, or BS talk. It's a standardized form of medicine with a complete theory at its foundation. Those who say otherwise are uneducated, inexperienced, and full of empty speculative opinions. This is real clinical experience talking, having worked and practiced in 5 clinics with vastly different patient demographics.

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The precision of the master meter should be verified before each prove. The manufacturer of the master meter will have a procedure on how to verify the meter is still in calibration.
"We shall counter their allegations whole heartedly and prove them false.
If you were out for the day in your car shopping, for example at Meadowhall, how can you prove you were in that vehicle?
But when Huckabee implored his audience to "prove we don't have closed minds, but open hearts and hands that will lift people up," he was met with stone cold silence.
I would like to quote from one case that demonstrates in rather simple terms the precedent required where a broker is deemed by the judge to be the procuring cause for a sale or lease; The judge stated: "It is well settled that in order to state a direct claim for a commission, a broker must prove (1) that he or she is duly licensed, (2) that he or she had a contract, express or implied, with the party to be charged with paying the commission, and (3) that he or she was the 'procuring cause' of the sale.
In effect, a computer is programmed to first conjecture a pattern, then prove it rigorously all by itself.
"We have proved we can play well, now we have to prove we can win," said the Arsenal centre-half.
While this requires a great deal of training initially, it proves beneficial when it comes to providing homeland security.
The London bombings don't prove the need for the PATRIOT Act--they prove the folly of it."
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Same-sex partners of British citizens can apply, as long as they show they are not married to anyone else, can prove they have been together at least two years, and can prove financial interdependence.