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allopathic medicine
Posted by: Duncan
Date: July 23, 2001 2:42 AM

Your excellent article on nutritional medicine, gives a common usage definition for allopathic medicine but surely it is also worth giving the dictionary definition of 'Therapy with remedies that produce effects differing from those of the disease treated. Other dictionaries, which I do not have to hand at present, enlarge this definition to contrast allopathic medicine with homeoopathic medicine which does the opposite. By this definition, much alternative and complementary medicine is as 'allopathic' as chemotherapy or benzodiazepines, although infinitely preferable.

RE: allopathic medicine
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: July 23, 2001 4:31 AM

You are of course correct. Strictly speaking nutritional medicine is allopathic in that sense.



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