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Title: Posology of homeopathic medicine
Authors: Cupara S.
Milovanovic, Olivera
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Basic principle of homeopathy is individualized therapy, which finds application also in posology of homeopathic medicines. Posology in homeopathy depends on the state of the patient. Hahnemann's Organon, which presents important instructions for correct homeopathic treatment, was published in six editions. Homeopathic medicines are most often prepared in two scales - decimal and centizimal (ratio 1:10 and 1:100), but they also get prepared in M and LM scale (ratio 1:1000 and 1:50 000). Homeopathic aggravation is not necessary confirmation of action of medicine. Evolution of conclusions on posology of homeopathic medicine had a crucial moment: in the forth edition of Organon Hahnemann said that medicines should be administered in form of several granules, while in the fifth edition he introduced the main correction in posology, that medicines should be adminstered in water solutions. In the sixth edition of Organon Hahnemann confirmed this postulate by adding new ones about the use of LM potencies. In order to dose homeopathic medicine correctly, it is necessary to have thorough knowledge of classical homeopathy, requiring sometimes, for the sake of patient's benefit, corrections in already well established posology practice.
Type: article
DOI: 10.5937/mckg46-1219
ISSN: 0350-1221
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84871430931
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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