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Homeopathy. 2002 Jul;91(3):150-5.

Selection of potencies by medical and non-medical homeopaths: a survey.

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  • 1University of Exeter, Germiston, South Africa. deroukakis_m@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine the differences between medical and non-medical practitioners with regard to the selection of potency.

DESIGN:

Postal survey to medical homeopaths belonging to the Faculty of Homeopathy, and to non-medical homeopaths, members of the Society of Homeopaths.

PARTICIPANTS:

One hundred medical homeopaths and 100 non-medical homeopaths.

RESULTS:

Homeopaths from both groups agreed on certain fundamental concepts. Medical and non-medical homeopaths differ in the prescription of potency most significantly on greater use of LM potencies and greater consideration of pathology by non-medical homeopaths and greater use of a lower potency in the case of an aggravation in medical homeopaths.

CONCLUSIONS:

Despite the differences in education of medical and non-medical homeopaths, there appears to be general agreement on the philosophical aspects of potency prescription.

PMID:
12322868
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