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Homeopathic Approach to Addiction 

Homeopathic Approach to Addiction
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Homeopathic Approach to Addiction
Author(s):

Avghi Constantinides

, and Shahla J. Modir

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190275334.003.0014
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date: 13 August 2020

This chapter describes the homeopathic approach to the treatment of addiction, exploring both how homeopathy works and how it is helpful in the treatment of various addictions. It reviews the history of homeopathy, the homeopathic paradigm of disease, and the principles of remedy choice from a homeopathic perspective. It discusses the laws of homeopathy, including the law of similar vital force, treatment of the whole person, and the principle of minimum dose. The chapter provides case examples for alcohol, stimulants, and opiate addictions that utilize case study and observational data suggesting the value of homeopathic remedies. It reviews the administration of a homeopathic remedy including potency, frequency, contraindications, and side effects. It discusses the differences between acute and chronic homeopathy including the contrasting relationship between Western and homeopathic medicine.

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