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Welcome to the Homeopathy Tutorial at Creighton University School of Medicine

Purpose

The purpose of this page is to provide a critical evaluation of Homeopathy for health care professionals, students and the general public. 

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine that promotes the use of infinitesimal amounts of natural substances to treat and prevent disease.   The substance chosen to treat a disease is one that, when given in large amounts to a healthy person, would produce symptoms similar to the disease itself.  The act of greatly diluting this substance is purported to stimulate the body into counteracting these symptoms in the diseased individual.   The validity of these concepts is generally not accepted by conventional practitioners of medicine or biomedical scientists.  These concepts are explored in detail on these pages.  

Glossary

As you browse this tutorial, you can click on the glossary button on the left to find the definition of unfamiliar terms. 

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