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What is Homeopathy?

About Homeopathy

\Ho*me*op"a*thy\, n.
[Gr. ? likeness of condition or feeling; ? like (fr. ? same; cf. Same) + ? to suffer: cf. F. hom['e]opathie.] (Med.)

The art of curing, founded on resemblances; the theory and its practice that disease is cured (tuto, cito, et jucunde) by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute doses. This system was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and is opposed to allopathy, or heteropathy. [Written also hom[oe]opathy.]

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

Boiron® and the preparation of Homeopathic Medicines

The preparation of homeopathic medicines today combines respect for Hahnemannian tradition with technological innovation, enabling us to optimize the reliability of our homeopathic medicines.

The quality and reliability of the homeopathic medicine are guaranteed by:
  • the raw materials used, in conformity with current pharmaceutical regulations and homeopathic tradition,
  • the application of European, French and American pharmaceutical requirements (Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits de Santé [French Administration for the Health Safety of Health Products], Food and Drug Administration, Pharmacopoeias, etc. …).
  • rigorous production processes (Good Manufacturing Practices) carried out by specialized personnel.

    A multidisciplinary team of pharmacists, chemists, and botanists in the laboratory ensure constant follow-up and control of all the phases in the manufacture of the medicine.

    Hahnemann's "new medicine", as the public opinion called it, was based on several new principles presented in the "Essay on a New Principle…" and extensively developed in the Organon starting in 1810. Today, backed by Hahnemann's legacy, homeopathy is based on the wealth of 200 years of practice and medical evolution.

    Taken from the Boiron® website