New homeopathic medicines: Use of modern drugs according to the principle of similitude

Marcus Zulian Teixeira


The homeopathic method of healing is grounded on the application of the principle of therapeutic similitude (similia similibus curentur) by using medicines that cause effects similar to the symptoms of disease in order to stimulate the reaction of the organism against its own disturbs. Such vital, homeostatic or paradoxical reaction of the organism can be scientifically explained on the basis of the rebound effect of modern drugs. This article presents the conclusion of a study aiming at a method to use modern drugs with homeopathic criteria. This claim is epistemologically justified by the fact that a definite class of adverse events described by experimental pharmacology represents actual pathogenetic symptoms of drugs. On these grounds it was possible to elaborate a homeopathic materia medica and repertory comprising 1,251 modern drugs to be employed according to the principle of similitude and the individualizing symptomatic totality. Besides supplying a basis for homeopathy as a medical rationality regarding scientific pharmacology, this study makes available a method that may broaden the scope of intervention of homeopathy in present day diseases. (

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